Chota Mangwa, is relatively a small village at the top notch of a hill amidst the orange gardens and the wide view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. A village less crowded with people and tourists, is an ecofriendly location which can be reached through the Teesta Bazar from NJP/Siliguri. Chota Mangwa is a agricultural location carried out on […]
Chota Mangwa, is relatively a small village at the top notch of a hill amidst the orange gardens and the wide view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. A village less crowded with people and tourists, is an ecofriendly location which can be reached through the Teesta Bazar from NJP/Siliguri.
Chota Mangwa is a agricultural location carried out on hill slopes and covered with dense, deep forests all through the location. The population of the village is quite low still prevailing its naturistic beauty. In fact is it being nurtured to remain in its state of naturistic beauty. In Lepcha community the word ‘Chota Mangwa’ refers to a ‘small place of finger millet plantation’ in earlier times. Through its winding high altitude, the entire peak of Mt. Kanchenjunga can be spotted with its majestic view of the valley offering a spectacular view.
Although the road leading to Chota Mangwa isn’t very pleasurable with its rocks filled way. But, the wide collection of flowering plants with innumerable colors and butterflies roaming over them will fill one’s heart with joy.
If you are unsure of the way to this valley of heavenly nature, the locals out there will definitely help find the destination. The locals are very informative along with their hospitality that will melt your heart in between the unknown mountain ranges.
Chota Mangwa turns to be a perfect offbeat destination for ones willing to witness the untouched beauty of nature. The greenery around has its own form of beauty different from that of the hills of Kurseong, Mirik or Darjeeling. The nature shows it’s another face of the coin having a totally divergent feel.
The river Teesta flowing unperturbed on its own route through the land of wild beauty makes it a view to be admired. The river Teesta curves its route to move forward, people halt at this place to take a snap in their lenses. The place is also great for Bird Watching. Many varieties of birds, known and unknown species can be greatly enjoyed by the bird watchers. Birds visit this place all through the year which is an added boon for the place.
This place is famous for its homestay The Darjeeling Blossom Eco Tourism is at the dead end of the hill corner and provides an ecstatic view of the mountains of Kanchenjunga.
How To Reach Chota Mangwa
The route to Chota Mangwa is at a mere distance of about 2.5-3 hrs from Siliguri. Visitors can reserve a car from NJP direct to Chota Mangwa. Or else availability of shared cars will be a difficult option for the visitors. The place can be reached traversing through the roads of Sevoke via the Teesta Bazar. The diversion of the steep road from the main road will lead to the way of Chota Mangwa.
Preferred Time To Visit To Chota Mangwa
This location being an isolated and not very known to people, does not remain crowded throughout the year. But the preferred time to visit to this place is during the months of November–December due to its orange plantation beside the roads. Visitors are allowed to pluck those oranges and taste the freshest juice. Monsoon season are generally not preferable as it causes difficulty in climbing up the high hills.