North Bengal is best regarded as ‘summer gateway’ where people from Kolkata and nearby areas migrate to. The hills and lush green valleys are always a treat to the eyes, offering a great place to escape the sultry weather of the plains. However, monsoon brings a fresh and unfiltered beauty that no other season can promise. When the rain feasts on the valleys and hills, they get draped in lively greens that never fail to mesmerize our senses.
Panthaniwas is the pioneer of real estate property at Dooars offering studio apartments with all the amenities of modern housing complexes. Dooars is famous for its tea estates, rivers and emerald green forests that come alive during monsoon touched by rain. Every season brings its own charm in this area. Owning a property at Dooars means you get to explore the place in different seasons, and feel enchanted every time.
Let’s see the best places to explore in North Bengal during monsoon:
Samsing tea garden:
Located at an altitude of 3000 feet, Samsing is a nondescript rural destination in North Bengal. This is a quaint hamlet situated by the bank of Murti River. Surrounded by miles of tea gardens, forested landscapes and beautiful nature trails – Samsing can enchant everyone who visits the place. Explore the place on foot to enjoy the beauty and magnificence of nature. Just 1hr journey from Panthaniwas, Samsing offers the sight of the descending mist on the tea gardens which is a sight to behold. Simply relax and lazily walk down various places of the village to experience immense peace and solitude.
If you are visiting North Bengal during monsoon, Coronation bridge is one of the must visit places. The bridge was built in British era with superfluous Teesta River flowing underneath. Named to commemorate the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1937, the bridge connects the North East with the rest of India. The picturesque view of Teesta and lower Himalayas in one frame is marvellous from the middle of the bridge. The Coronation Bridge is considered as an architectural marvel as it was almost impossible to build a suspension bridge over this river that often flooded during the monsoon. It is sad that the bridge is aging faster than anticipated due to weathering and increasing traffic load.
Gajoldoba, located in the Himalayan foothills keeping the Mahananda River to the west and Teesta River to the east, is a picturesque tourist destination. The small hamlet in Dooars is famous for Teesta Barrage project and looks mesmerising especially in monsoon. The construction of the dam has been a boon to migratory birds for the presence of waterbody and forests. Red-crested Pochard, Ferruginous Pochard, Falcated Duck, Great Crested and Black necked Grebes are some of the birds often seen here. Against the backdrop of snow-covered Kanchenjungha, this place is photographer’s delight for all the right reasons!
Monsoon is mostly avoided while visiting hills as the roads become dangerous. Frequent landslides often become a concern while travelling during this time. But there is no denying the fact that the exquisite display of nature will make you mesmerised. Rejuvenated with the touch of rain, the jungles, the rivers and the mountains in North Bengal become surreal. Apart from the places mentioned above, you can explore Murti river, Tukdah, Tinchuley etc. if you are planning to visit North Bengal during monsoon.