Lungchu North Bengal

Lungchu - Offbeat Destination in Kalimpong

Looking for a secluded yet charming offbeat destination in North Bengal to spend a holiday? If "yes", you may consider visiting Lungchu. Also pronounced as Longchu, it is truly a breathtaking hamlet surrounded by lush green vegetation and the splendid Himalayan range. Moreover, the breathtaking view of Kanchenjunga will truly leave you mesmerized.

Tourists Attractions and Activities to Do in Lungchu

Lungchu, being far from the clutch of urbanization, is truly free from human interference. There are lots of attractions to see and activities to do here. Some of the most prominent ones are as follows:

  • The green lush vegetation of Lungchu along with the vibrant flower gardens.
  • The magnificent vista of the snow-peaked Kanchenjunga.
  • Numerous colorful Himalayan Birds can be seen flying in the sky.
  • Roam around the village to enjoy the scenic vista of Kanchenjunga and the other natural beauties.
  • Witness thrilling sunrise and sunset looming over the mountain peaks.
  • Capture the moments in the photographic form so that you can cherish the memory forever.
  • Go for a sightseeing excursion to Changey Waterfall to witness a breathtaking view of cascading water.

How to Reach Lungchu in North Bengal

Being an offbeat destination in North Bengal, reaching Lungchung can be a little tricky. However, North Bengal Tourism makes it easy to reach there by opting for its complete tour packages.

  • By Road: Road is the easiest way to reach the village. It is approximately 125 km distance away from places like Siliguri, NJP, or Bagdogra. Reserved cars can be hired from these places to reach the village.
  • By Air: Bagdogra is the only airport nearby at a distance of 118 km. After landing at Bagdogra Airport, all you need is to hire a car. Flights can be taken to Bagdogra from most of the major nearby airports.
  • By Train: The major nearby railway stations are New Jalpaiguri Junction and New Mal Junction at a distance of 120 km and 76 km respectively. Several trains run to these railway stations from all the nearby destinations.

Where to Stay in the Village

Being an offbeat hamlet, Lungchu only offers homestay and resort type of accommodations. Here in Lungchu, you will truly feel like you are staying in the lap of nature. The accommodations offer spacious rooms with a great view of Kanchenjunga. Other amenities like attached bathroom, hot water, delicious foods, etc are also there.

Best Time to Visit this Offbeat Village

Longchu, situated at an elevation of 1600 meters above the sea level, can be visited at any time of the year. Except for the season of winter, the temperature remains quite soothing and enjoyable. It is truly an ideal escape for someone looking forward to getting away far from the maddening crowd. However, due to the frequent landslides, you should not consider visiting this hamlet during monsoon.

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