Nestled at the hilltop in the Neora Valley National Park are two picturesque hamlets named Todey and Tangta which were famous for their cardamom plantation. These two villages Todey and Tangta are still hidden from most travelers since Tourism infrastructure is just getting developed here and there are limited tourist accommodations available. However, Todey Tangta can be visited based in Bindu or Jhalong from where Todey village is about an hour drive through Paren and 3 hrs treks towards Tangta from Todey.
Located at the extreme end of the Indian border, adjoining the neighboring kingdom of Bhutan Todey Tangta was primarily important for large yields of cardamom. But in recent years, the yield has declined heavily, due to some widespread fungal diseases to the plants. Tangta is also well known as the gateway to the beautiful Rochelle peak. The further venture can take you to Rachella peak, which is a six to eight hours climb from Tangta. Load-carrying horses are available at Tangta. In Rachella there are many natural lakes. There is a quaint monastery perched at the hilltop of Todey and it consists of about 30 households.
Todey and Tangta can be visited at quite a pocket-friendly price if you plan the tour nicely. North Bengal Guide can help you do the same. The customized Dooars Tour Package will help you explore the destination without bearing any hassle on your own.
The village is also known for medicinal plants with a large medicinal garden known as Chamelidevi Ayurvedic Garden near the Village. The trek towards Tangta has the most astounding view of the adjacent valley and once you reach this quaint hamlet the serene ambiance and the mesmerizing view will leave you spellbound. If you are feeling more adventurous you can further carry on with your trek towards the Rachelle peak or head back towards Todey while taking a dip in the natural hot water spring Dabai Khola which is known for its medicinal purpose.
Bust your stress and isolate yourself from the blustering city noise while seeing the decade-old church with the most astounding view of the hills in Bhutan at Todey feel more alive and close to nature by venturing towards Tangta and rejuvenate yourself by taking a dip in the medicinal water. If you want to enjoy the beauty and serene life of a quaint place then Todey and Tangta are sure to woo your mind with the most wondrous sight of nature in its purest form.
By Train: New Mal Junction is the major nearby railway station to Todey Tangta. The approximate distance between them is around 58 km. The other major nearby railway station is New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP) at a distance of around 115 km.
By Air: People visiting this village rely on Bagdogra Airport which is situated at a distance of around 125 km. Bagdogra, being one of the busiest airports in West Bengal, is well connected with major cities.
By Road: The road is the most convenient way to visit the village. From Siliguri, the village is around 115 km driving distance away. It will be a journey of around 4 hours to cover the road distance. You can also quite comfortably reach the village from Malbazar, Chalsa, Oodlabari, etc.
ln Todey Tangta, there is no hotel for the visitors available to stay in as it is an offbeat destination. Instead of hotels, you will get to see the home stay type of accommodation run by the locals. If we talk about the amenities, all the basic ones will be offered such as cozy rooms, delicious homemade meals, attached western bathrooms, 24 hours electricity, and more. The room offers a phenomenal natural view of the outside surroundings. To get a well-planned Todey Tangta Tour plan including accommodation, contact North Bengal Guide.
Todey Tangta is a place that can be visited at any month of the year. The weather in this village is quite pleasant. The sky remains clear most of the time. However, the best time to visit Todey Tangta is during the season of winter from November to January when the view of the Eastern Himalayan Valley while trekking through the lush forested area bewitches the travelers.