Munsong Kalimpong

Munsong - Offbeat Destination in Kalimpong

Situated at an elevation of 5000 feet, Munsong or Mansong is a scenic hamlet adjacent to Kalimpong. Surrounded by luxuriant forest and vibrant cinchona plantation, Munsong is just about 20 km away from Kalimpong. Far from the hustle and bustle of city life, Munsong offers an astonishing view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and the panoramic view of the surrounding along with the fascinating view of shimmering Teesta River.

Tourist Attractions in and around Munsong Kalimpong

Munsong offers endless surprises to its visitors. Due to its serene ambience and excellent location, there are a lot of things to see in and around Munsong and they are as follows.

  • A vast stretch of Cinconha Plantations along with its vibrant colourful flowers.
  • Burmaik Mahadev Dham which is just 3 km away from Munsong Kalimpong.
  • Nearest tourist destinations like Icchegaon, Sillery Gaon, Ramdhura etc.
  • The snow-peaked mount Kanchenjunga and the valley of shimmering river Teesta.
  • A magnificent view of the lights of Darjeeling and Gangtok in the night.
  • The lush greenery and the various flora of the mountainous valley of Munsong Kalimpong

Activities to Do around Munsong

Apart from relaxing and taking the pleasure of nature, there are a plethora of activities can be done here and they are as mentioned below.

  • Soothe your mind and spirit while relishing the beauty of the village ornamented with vibrant flowers.
  • Go for trekking to discover adjacent villages like Icchegaon, Sillery Gaon, Ramdhura etc.
  • Take blessing of Lord Shiva by visiting Burmaik Mahadev Dham near Munsong.
  • Wander around the Teesta River which is cutting across the valley and have a picnic.
  • Watch the daily activities of the villagers and the children playing their favourite sports in the playground.

Best Time to Visit Munsong Kalimpong

Summer is the best time to visit Munsong as the weather stays quite charming during the months of summer. Moreover, winter can also be considered to visit this scenic hamlet as you can have a splendid view of Mount Kanchenjunga then.

Accommodation Facilities in the Village

There are several small Homestays can be found to stay in and around the village. Homestay accommodation option is available at the adjacent Iccheygaon village. Moreover, accommodation option is also available at nearby villages like Burmiok Village and Ramdhura, etc. All these homestays and Munsong Jalsa Bungalow come with most of the modern amenities.

How to Reach Munsong Kalimpong

The nearest airport to Munsong is Bagdogra which is located at a distance of 102 km. On the other hand, the nearest railway station is NJP. From New Jalpaiguri Railway Junction or Bagdogra Airport, you can hire a car or taxi to Munsong via Kalimpong and Deolo.

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