You may have heard about the beauty of Kurseong or Darjeeling. Maybe you have already been there. But have you heard about Sittong? A scenic Hamlet which is full of serenity and charm.It is just as beautiful as Darjeeling or Kurseong. It is a wonderland nestled in the lap of mountains with just about 33 km distance from Darjeeling. The village is also known as the Orange village and this offbeat destination with its tea gardens, snow-covered peaks,oange gardens will surely soothe your mind and give a lifetime memory to cherish for.
Now if you are planning to visit this astonishing hamlet but don't know how to reach there, we are here to help you out. But first, have a look at the attractive places Sittong can offer to the thirsty travelers.
Sittong has many attractive places to offer to travelers and the other name of it is "The orange village". You will be pleased by seeing many orange trees full of oranges during winter. A church, at first built with bamboo, now turned into a brick and mortar building, can fill your mind with happiness and peace. The beautiful view of the surrounding hills from there is worth mentioning.
Feel the presence of Buddha even in the monastery constructed with bamboo and mud. The scenic view of Kanchenjungha from this monastery is a bonus for tourists. Get to know more about Mangpoo, which is just 8km away from Sittong and know why it was praised by our famous poet Rabindranath Tagore. Enjoy watching various birds and butterflies in Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary. Get a chance to know more about the villagers, their lifestyle and how they enjoy their life in a simple manner.
The distance between NJP and Sittong is just 31.7 km. There is no bus available from NJP to Sittong. Shared jeep or taxi are also not available directly from NJP to Sittong. You have to take a shared jeep or taxi to Kurseong first after that, again take a taxi to reach Sittong. This process is full of hassles and takes too much time. It is enough to kill your enjoyment of visiting Sittong.
In Sittong, there is no railway station. NJP is the nearest railway station of Sittong. As a result, you can't go there by train. It is quite problematic because many people usually prefer to travel by train instead of bus.
If you are planning to go to Sittong by aeroplane, you will be highly disappointed to know that it has no airport either. The nearest airport in the village is Bagdogra which is around 34 km away from Sittong. But if you are planning to visit Sittong by road, you can still opt for our car rental service as we also offer pre-booked car from Bagdogra to Sittong.
In this situation, the best option is to take a reserved car. But again while you seek for reserved car, drivers can ask for the high fare and this could be quite tiresome to bargain with the drivers. As a result, to rescue you from this situation, we have opened a car rental service directly from NJP to Sittong. Just call us one day before your scheduled journey and we will pick and drop you to your desired destination.