(Last Updated on : 02/09/2014)
Rongbull is located in the hilly tracts of West Bengal
. This place is located just before Ghum, another hill station in West Bengal, on the way to Darjeeling
One would come across Rongbull, which is a non-descriptive village market place in the hilly areas of Bengal. This is the famous place where one can see the famous tea gardens, valleys, waterfalls and endless stretches of Blue Mountains in the Lesser Himalayan foothills of Rongbull village. This is the famous place for having a weekend holiday.
Rongbull is the hill station, where one can find a village resort within a tea estate, overlooking the valleys, forests and tea gardens. While staying here, one can visit the Darjeeling which is just 15 kilometres away from Rongbull. One can easily access a day trip and take local sightseeing trips to Ghoom Monastery
, Batasia Loop
Rongbull provides the trek to the nearby Indrani Waterfalls. Indrani Waterfall provides the thin forest and also it attracts as a bird watching spot to the tourists. Angling is also another option in the Balasun River, which is located in Rongbull.
Tiger Hill is just 10 kilometres from Rongbull. Here one can take a short trip in the early morning from Rongbull Village to witness the golden hue over Kanchenjungha
during sunrise and sunset.
The tea estate near Rongbull provides the wonderful panorama of nature to the visitors, who are interested in enjoying the beauty of nature. Visitors can take a long walk through the rows of tea bushes, and enjoy magnificent views of the valley.
The day trips to Balasun River Valley or the nearby tea factory would be a very refreshing experience for the tourists. The other major sightseeing spots include Darjeeling and its nearby hill stations like, Kurseong and Mirik
A short drive from the resort, which is just 15 kilometres away, would take one to Darjeeling and the famous Mall Road or Chowrasta crossing.
The Mall is the best place to experience the local culture through shopping and eateries, as well as sit and watch the local life and colours.
The visitors will also be able to take pleasure the unique views of the Himalayan mountain ranges from here, as well as walk down the road for a leisurely stroll. The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute founded by Tenzin Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary houses records of the expedition that had ever been undertaken to Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. Rongbull also provides basic mountaineering training to interested tourists.
Another fascinating sightseeing in Rongbull is the Padmaja Naidu Zoological Garden, which is popularly known Darjeeling Zoo, which houses some of the rarest animals found in the Himalayan region, such as the Red Panda, the Snow Leopard
, the Tibetian Wolf and the Himalayan Pheasant. A toy train trip in Darjeeling can also be a pleasure trip.
One can visit Rongbull anytime of the year. The monsoon brings new leaves to tea bushes and forests and gives a heavenly lush to Rongbull and its surrounding areas. The winters are known for hygienic and fresh weather.