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Sittong 


It is situated at 2765 feet, popularly known among the people of Darjeeling Hills as the Orange village. Sittong is situated in the laps of the hill with waterfalls, beautiful lakes and the echoing green. Various types of fruits are found here specially the orange, as if filled with nectar. Sunrise and sunset and the view of mount Kanchenjunga along with the rest of the Himalayan range, Forest & Nature trek, birding and butterfly watching, Village excursions, are some of the activities one can enjoy.

Sittong is fast growing as organic destination and most of the vegetables, like peas, beans, ginger, Turmeric and not to forget Dalli (Round shaped chillies) are grown here. This village is popularly known among the people as the Orange village.The village is situated in the laps of the hill with waterfalls, beautiful lakes and the echoing green. Various types of fruits are found here specially the orange. One can watch people with helping hands living in peace and harmony. Though life is tough in such difficult terrain each but each villager is sporting a smile of happiness. They cross you with a smiling face despite of the days struggle. It is really a wonderful place seen to be believed. As if a plot of heaven down on earth for us to enjoy, peaceful and serene. This is how beautiful the place Sittong is. Sittong is popularly known as the orange village for the Orange cultivation and production. The place can be reached via Mungpoo. This destination is also a hotspot due to the visit of the Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Sittong can be reached via Latpanchar and Ghaletar. For guest who loves adventure and enjoy, October is the right time to visit is from October to January when oranges can be seen everywhere. Yaksaa is the home developed for tourist. It is a community based home tourism site. The people along with the scenic beauty will mesmerize all. Sunrise and sunset and the view of mount Kanchenjunga along with the rest of the Himalayan range, Forest & Nature trek, birding and butterfly watching, Village excursions, are some of the activities one can indulge in. Joining the local for the evening drink is also an experience of its own. Leisure tour, offbeat destination, home stay whatever you name the destination is one of the few places close to heaven. The home stay is with traditional food, but one can also join the family and cook something of your own. Sittong – Shelpu – Latpanchar – Mungpoo is nice for short trek too. Perfect Place for Eco tourism, nature enthusiast and those who are interested to feel the wild Himalayas. A chance to feel the culture of the local people more closely with fooding, and home stay facilities available. 

The village turns orange during the winter. There’s a bamboo bridge, a church, some winding village paths skirting through orange orchards and few meandering streams and a rivulet, which the locals call as Riyang. The house of Rabindranath Tagore at Mongpoo is just 20 kilometers away and Latpanchar – the highest point in Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is 13 kilometers from Sitong. Latpanchar is also known for being the home to the Himalayan Salamander and numerous species of birds and butterflies. Other touristic destinations like Kurseong, Dilaram, Bagora are all within 20 kilometers of Sitong.  Chatakpur, the picture-perfect village within  the Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary is also within 30 


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The nearest airport Bagdogra (IXB) is just 75 kilometers, New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) is 80 kilometers. Visitors can hire a vehicle from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) to Sittong. By Public transport one has to reach either via kurseong which is a longer route or via Mungpoo Bazaar which is shorter. One can avail local vehicle but one has to be ure that he knows the route. Sittong is around 28 kilometers from Kalimpong & Kurseong, Dilaram, Bagora are all within 20 kilometers of Sitong. We arrange pick-up services from Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport or Siliguri Town. It is well connected from Gangtok, Pelling, Namchi, Darjeeling. 

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