MONGPONG
ABOUT THE PLACE

The nature tourism centre of West Bengal Forest Development Corporation in Mongpong is 7 km from Odalabari of Duars. The cottage premise is embedded in the middle of a plantation of sal and segun trees by the side of Tista River. The mountainous terrain at the south of the cottage premise slopes down to merge into the jungle. Through the jungle passes the railway track to Alipurduar.

The four forest department cottages are named after birds like Kalij, Cuckoo, Monal and Tragopan. The first and the last ones are air conditioned. Besides there is one dining hall.

The Mongpong Nature Resort on the bank of Tista is a 15 minutes walk along the 31 National Highway from Mongpong towards Coronation Bridge. This is a popular winter picnic spot.


HOW TO REACH

Mongpong is 29 km from Siliguri. All buses from Duars pass through Mongpong.

ACCOMMODATION

Cottages of West Bengal Forest Development Corporation
Contact:
West Bengal Forest Development Corporation
6-A Raja Subodh Mullick Square
Arya Mansion, 7th Floor
Kolkata–700013
Tel: (033) 22370060/61
Rent: Non-AC double-bedroom costs Rs. 800/- and AC double-bedroom costs Rs. 1,000/-