Sukna, Darjeeling

Sukna

Perched on the foothills of Himalayas at an altitude of 1527mts, Sukna is the gateway between Siliguri and Darjeeling. Located 11km from Siliguri on the fringe of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary Sukna is a quaint town endowed with beautiful landscape which has lured many travellers towards it. Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is a forest reserve cuddled between River Teesta and River Mahananda. There are three most prominent landmarks of Sukna and they are the Forest Department Campus, Sukna Cantonment and the Sukna Railway Station.

Surrounded by tall evergreen forests and crisscrossed by numerous rivers and streams, Sukna is a paradise for nature lovers yet it is one of the less trodden destination and free from tourist rush. North Bengal is known for being rich in flora and fauna and one such example is Sukna. Sukna, just 15-minute drive from Siliguri, has a splash of green sprinkled all around it. Though it is a small town, it is the source of natural beauty. Surrounded by dense forests of the Terai where elephants, leopards walk freely, the lush forest area of Sukna is sure to sooth the tired eyes of travellers. Mahananda and Teesta River run through this town. Bank of the Mahananda River is famous for a picnic spot. This quaint town has lot to offer to its visitors, there are pictorial sites like Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, Sukna forest, Umrao Singh Boat Club, Tea gardens, Madhuban Park, Sukna station which has lured nature lovers to this picturesque town Sukna. Every season has its own beauty to relish in Sukna so travellers can visit and bask in the untapped beauty of Sukna throughout the year.

Cuddled amidst the virgin forest of Terai, Sukna is probably the only place where travelers can see the wild elephants lazily walking around the civilized areas. Explore one of the less trodden destination of north Bengal which has ensnared the heart of travelers by its surreal beauty while witness the harmony between wildlife and human civilization in Sukna.

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