Rongtong is a little village nestled in the heart of nature, renowned for its lush vegetation and visual appeal. Rongtong, 17 kilometers from Siliguri and a few kilometers from Sukna, is a popular destination for residents of the lowlands as well as tourists visiting Darjeeling. Rongtong definitely lives up to its reputation as one of North-East Bengal's must-see destinations. Even though it's a little town, it has a lot of interesting things to offer.
Rongtong is best visited quite comfortably with the help of the North Bengal Guide's pocket-friendly packages. The packages include all the amenities that make the holiday quite a memorable one.
The road towards Rongtong goes through Mahanada Wildlife Sanctuary and Sukna Forest reserve making it an ideal place for birding. Himalayan Bulbul, Spangled Drongo, Black-Crested Bulbul, Scarlet Minivet, Serpentine Eagle, Shikra, Golden-fronted leaf birds, and Green Bee-eater can be spotted while traveling toward Rongtong making it's a paradise for the bird watcher. There is a rundown park in Rongtong that you may bypass but the sunset from that park is simply breathtaking leaving the visitors spellbound by the orange and golden hue glazing the surrounding area. In short, it is undoubtedly a splendid place to visit at least once in a lifetime.
The picturesque destination Rongtong can be reached both by road and by railways. The toy train on the Darjeeling Himalayan section makes it easier for the tourists to visit Rongtong as well as provides a lifetime opportunity for them to enjoy the 'Joy Ride"'. The tall and bold Himalayan range together with the abyss of tea gardens and the larks tuning to the melodious songs creates a juxtaposition of serenity and unmatched thrills. The journey to this picturesque hamlet via road is as memorable as via rail route.
The only mode of accommodation you will get to see in Rongtong is homestay. As it is away from major nearby cities like Siliguri, there is no hotel available to stay in. The home stays in the village are offering both two-bedded as well as three-bedded rooms. As per amenities are concerned, you get western bathrooms, locally homemade meals, room service, electricity for 24 years, geysers, and more. Run by the local villagers, the host of the homestay is quite friendly and you will undoubtedly feel like a home away from home.
Every season has its own charm to relish while visiting Rongtong but among all the seasons Rongtong looks like an enchanted place during the autumn season when all the forest area leading to Rongtong is covered in golden and brown leaves. Autumn is the second spring when every leaf is a flower. The soft breeze makes the leaves fall on the railway line beside the road making it look like a place portrayed on a canvas by an artist and the autumn wonderland will turn any traveler into a photographer since they cannot stop themselves from capturing the scenic sights and cherish its lifetime. There is mysterious magic in this place whether it is summer or winter, the weather out here never fails to amuse its traveler.
Engulf your senses with the astounding sights which will unfold while traveling to a quaint hamlet Rongtong tucked in the foothills of the Himalayan range. The awe-inspiring journey towards Rongtong which is filled with the alluring chirping of the various birds of the Himalayan region along with the mesmerizing view of the adjacent valley makes Rongtong an ideal destination to be explored by the travelers who love to relish the charm of nature while trying out the mouth-watering local delicacies.