Budget Weekend Destinations from Kolkata
Home Stay at Sittong – home is where the heart is
At times when we miss the purity of life, we yearn to go to places where natural beauty is still mostly unmarred by humans. Sittong or the ‘orange village’ is definitely one of those. It is a cluster of small villages in the Kurseong division on the lap of Himalayas and is blessed by nature with lush greenery, orchids, waterfalls, a variety of fruits and birds. What more can one asks when you can enjoy the majestic view of Kanchenjunga among the chirping birds and lungs full of fresh air. Stay at this beautiful homestay in Sittong which not only provides the modern amenities but also enjoy the organic food and the homely hospitality. This is certainly one of the most popular budget weekend destinations in the hills of North Bengal.
Accommodation: Double, Triple and four bedded rooms are available.
Check In: 12:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Outdoor Activities near Sittong
Orange is the colour – The real beauty of Sittong is captured during the winter months when the orange cultivation takes place. You can visit to witness the hardworking and ever smiling local people involved in the orange production.
Trekking – If you are fond of adventures, then go for a trek among the untouched natural territories among the hills and forests.
Yaksha – It is a community-based home tourism site where you can go to get a feel of the community life.
Birds and butterflies – The tourist footfall is low in Sittong and so the untamed natural wildlife flourishes. You can see a variety of birds and butterflies here.
Campfire – relax and unwind in the evening by the campfire in this homestay with your near ones.
Nearby Attractions at Sittong
Namthing Lake – the nature at its best has adorned this natural lake with green trees surrounding it. You may also witness a rare species of salamander found here.
Steel Bridge Jodighat – a point of scenic beauty where the bridge connects Sittong and Mungpoo – the village where Rabindranath Tagore used to have a home.
Latpanchar – If you are a wildlife enthusiast, this place, which is a part of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, is a must visit for you. It is situated at an elevation of 5000 feet and hosts a large variety of animals and birds.
The Best Time to Visit Sittong
The blossoming and the harvesting season of oranges is from November to January. This makes it the best time to visit. However, make sure you have warm clothes as it becomes very chilly during these months. Apart from that the place with a view of Kanchenjunga and pristine environment and pleasant weather throughout the year is always a great place for a weekend or a vacation plan.
How to Reach
By Train: The major stations – Siliguri is 48 km and NJP is 52 km from Sittong. From the stations, one has to book the cabs. The cabs take about 2 hours to reach depending on the road condition.
By Flight: Bagdogra airport is situated around 56 km from the town. It takes about 2 hours 15 minutes to reach depending on the road condition.
Cost Room/Cottage: INR 1450/- + 5% GST including per head per day including all the meal
Complimentary for Kids between 1 to 5 years
Half Price for Kids between 6 to 9 years
Full charge for Kids from 10 years
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