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10 Most Beautiful and Scenic Places within West Bengal

Explore the most beautiful and scenic places places in west bengal. If you love scenic, you must visit these places.

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1. Samsing

A drive through some of the best tea gardens of Dooars, set amongst undulating countryside, will take you to Samsing. The beautiful little hamlet is blessed with natures bounty; where small streams, natural forests, tea gardens come together to form a picture perfect landscape. Samsing is where the plains suddenly rise to transform into the mighty Himalaya. Samsing is where the forests of Neora valley reach the plain. Samsing is where river Murti opens up from the mountainous confinement to become one of the most adored rivers of Dooars. Samsing is where you will find your bliss.

How to reach

By Road:Samsing can be accessed by road via State Highway 12A from Siliguri and is around 80km from the city.

By Train:Samsing uses Jalpaiguri railway station connected to other towns and cities in the state.

By Air:The closest airport to Samsing is Siliguri with connections to major Indian cities. It also connects to some International destinations.

What to eat

All kinds of foods are available here.

When to visit

November-December or February end – March is the best time to visit here.

What to see and do

The food items and culture of Samsing depict the involvement of more than one religion. Some of the popular foods here include momo and thukpa. Dance and songs are an integral part of the culture of Samsing. Dances here include the traditional dance forms like Jhaure, Chutkay and Maruni that have their origins from Nepal. The other dance forms here include Tibetan Chaam, which involves the use of different traditional costumes and masks and is practised especially during the Tibetan New Year. The popular festivals celebrated here are Maghe Sankranti, the Nepali New Year’s day, Lhosar and the Tibetan New Year celebrated in the months of January and February. Several tea gardens surround the regions of Samsing and Dooars on both sides. The forest area of Samsing consists of several species of animals and plants. Some of the species found here include grey nightjar, greater racket-tailed drongo, orange-bellied leafbird, maroon oriole, greychinned, short-billed minivets, slaty-backed forktail, ashy bulbul, yellow-vented, golden-spectacled and chestnut crowned warblers, white-napped and black-chinned yuhinas.

Nearby Attractions

Rocky Island – About 2 kms from Samsing, Rocky Island is a small eco-resort on the banks of river Murti. Today the whole area is referred to as Rocky Island. Even if you are not staying at the tented accommodation, you may well visit the riverside and spend a few hours amongst undisturbed nature at its best. Suntalekhola – Just 4 kms from Samsing lays Suntalekhola, a popular tourist spot in Dooars. Suntalekhola is truly an offbeat destination in the Himalayan foothills of Dooars in the backdrop of glistering green and blue sky with touch of everlasting beauty. Trekking from Samsing to Suntalekhola will bring you closer to nature.

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