Bara Mangwa is a quaint village located in the Darjeeling district, towards the western side of the Kalimpong hills, in the Teesta Valley. It is a new found destination which has hyped the interest of many travelers since Bara Mangwa gives them a chance to experience rural life in Himalayan Kingdom. With the magnificent view of Mt Kanchenjunga and Teesta Valley as the backdrop of the vast orange orchards Bara Mangwa has ensnared the heart of nature lovers. The name of picturesque hamlet is derived from the Lepcha’s language were Bara Mangwa means ‘A big place of finger millet’.
The home few terraced farms, local huts and many orange orchards, Bara Mangwa is a virgin tourists eco friendly destination with tea Gardens, Orange Orchard, Teesta River and majestic Mt. Kanchenjunga making it the most promising and beautiful eco tourist destination in Darjeeling. Exclusive remote retreats, with panoramic Himalayan views which tend to makes the soul of its visitor fill with giddiness. There are many places around Bara Mangwa which the travelers can reach without much hassle. Kalimpong is one such place which is located some 21 kilometers from Bara Mangwa. Then there is Lava, which is located some 46 kilometers and is famous for being the entry point to the Neora Valley National Park. Apart from offering some of the awe-inspiring sight of natural Himalayan beauty Bara Mangwa also provide with some exciting mountain region activities for its visitor. Trekking and rock climbing are done in abundant and so is river rafting in the roaring river Teesta but if the visitors are not up for soaring through the high tides they can enjoy angling along the bank of river Teesta which is equally enjoyable. Detox your body and soul while doing some yoga or learn some moves of Martial Art from the center in the Bara Mangwa. Bara Mangwa encourage the growth of sport activities which quite fun to partake in. The doors of this quaint hamlet is open to its visitor throughout the year but to relish the sight of a valley full of ripped oranges they best time to visit in late November of early December.
Stroll through the lush terraced fields while enjoying the view of the remote villages surrounded by pine and rhododendron forests along with orange orchards in Bara Mangwa which is an un-spoilt region of Darjeeling hills. Bara Mangwa is a perfect place to enjoy the untainted Himalayan beauty with the ravishing view of roaring river Teesta and beautiful snow capped mountain, far away from the maddening crowd amidst the luscious valley of orange orchards.