Nestled in the lap of Eastern Himalayas Mongpong is a scenically beautiful. Geographically it comes under Darjeeling district of the state of west Bengal. Its mesmerizing landscape and serene elegance holds a unique charm. It offers some mesmerizing picnic spots located on the elevated banks of river Teesta. It holds several panoramic views of mighty Himalayas combined with the sparkling flow of Tista river. The place is surrounded by virgin forest regions which are evidently the home of several rare flora and fauna.
Mahananda wild life sanctuary is located near to this place and its mystic charm adds an additional allurement to this place. Elephant, fishing cat, sambar deer and even mountain goats are seen here in this sanctuary. The place is good of birding. A good number of migratory birds flock to this place every year. Mongpong is an important place as mighty river Tista here meets with plain land after passing its long course of hilly region. In the moonlit night the view of the rippling water of Tista gives a hypnotic charm to the tourists. It is a famous picnic spot. A forest bungalow is located here. It serves a over night halt place for the tourists.
Mongpong is located on the left bank of river Tista where the place called Sevok bazaar is located on the right bank of this prominent river. Mongpong offers a short trip to the tourists who really need a peaceful holidaying from far of this hurly-burly urban life. It is a good place for trekkers and adventure buffs. The place mostly attracts the ornithologists. The Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport. The New Jalpaiguri station is the closest major rail head to this place. By road this place is accessible from Darjeeling and Siliguri. It offers a pleasant climate through out the year. March to May is the ideal time to visit this place. The Mahananda Park remains close during monsoon time and the place gets an intense rainfall so its better to avoid the monsoon season. Mongpong is a very good picnic spot for local people. It is a small village having a forest check post with some shops and huts, but it is a destination of endless natural beauty. Mongpong is situated in the fringe of Mahananda Wildlife Sactuary, which is famous for the various type of Indian and migrant birds – Brahmini duck, Pin-tailed duck, Mallard and Bar-headed goose are some famous migrant birds that comes here from Central Asia and Ladak during winter session. Mongpong is also famous for its location. A very good view of Great Himalaya is available from here along with the river view which divides into several streams in the forestry environments. If you want to stay at Mongpong, a Wilderness Resort is available with a limited accommodation, managed by the WBFDC. The resort is situated in the forests of sal and segun on the bank of the river Teesta. The Resort offers a very pleasant environment and stay. It has 4 cottages two of which are air-conditioned. The names of the cottages are kalige, cuckoo, monal and tragopan , named after birds.
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