RONGO-A hidden hamlet of DOOARS
Rongo, the small village is situated on top of a hill at an altitude of 4500 feet near Bhutan boarder. Rongo or Rongu serve as the Headquarter of Cinchona Plantation under Kalimpong subdivision.
Now Cinchona plantation is gradually giving way to rubber plantation. Rongo offers beautiful views of surrounding hills, forests and Jaldhaka river valley.
It is one of the doorway to the Neora Valley National Park. Most people are Buddhist and speak Nepali. A tiny remote village having a market, post office and few houses in its locality.
The population of Rongu is about 500 people. Rongu does not feature as one of the most famous tourist destinations of North Bengal. But the natural beauty of this hill and the hospitality of the local people draws many a travel enthusiasts to this less known hill station.
Staying option :
Two Home stays are there. All are well equipped and well maintained.
Homestay Name– Rongo WHITE HOUSE STAY
Owner: Anil Telaija and Suman rai
Cont 7076637019 and 8167812829 (don’t forget to tell our blog name to him while calling)
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
[AP – Rs. 1100/person (min 6 person)
Tariff: Room dbl bed Rs.1200.
Food Per Person Rs.500
New Mal junction to Rongo White house – Big Car 2500 / Small Car 1600
NJP to Homestay Big Car Rs. 3500 / Small Car Rs. 2800
Local sightseeing homestay to zeropoint – Van Rs. 400
Homestay to Jaldhaka nd Bindu – Big Car Rs. 2000/ Small car Rs. 1400
Two wheeler Rent – Self fuel, Rs.800 full day/ Rs.500 half day.
They have 6 rooms in total out of that 4 is attach toilets & bathrooms and two is nonattached toilet and bath.
How to go:One can reach from Bagdogra Airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station via Siliguri along national highway 31 i.e. Dooars crossing Chalsa and turning left at Khunia More via Chapramari, Sepchu, Gairibas. From Gairibas an uneven motorable road turns towards left to Rongo nearly 7 kilometers to Rongo.