Economy of Chota Mangwa
Chota Mangwa has not yet witnessed much ray of development in education and other facilities. The locals are essentially engaged in cultivation. The most commonly produced crop is rice, which is cultivated along with a number of vegetables like Squash. Oranges are found in abundance, covering the entire village with an orange coloured hue during the blooming season from October to February. Besides Oranges, loads of yellow hued, sweet and juicy Lemons (Mausambi) also grow in Chota Mangwa.
Tourism in Chota Mangwa
This obscure yet beautiful hamlet is eco friendly with down to earth people. The main attractions of this place are to experience the views of Kanchenjungha and Teesta River; the spectacular sunrise is another thing to experience here. Tourists often enjoy river rafting in the Teesta River. Walking through the mountain forests and Orange Orchards is also another attraction among the tourists. People are even allowed to pick up the Oranges which are fallen off on the ground. Walking through the lush terraced fields, remote villages and Pine and Rhododendron forests is also another option to enjoy the scenic beauty of this place.
Nearby Areas of Chota Mangwa
A trip to the nearby village of Takling to view an age-old monastery is a worthy choice. Tourists also like to visit the Rungliot Tea Estate at Takdah near Chota Mangwa. One can also visit the small Orange juice making factory at Lopchu, a cosy pristine hamlet across the hills located close to Chota Mangwa. Tinchuley, Kalimpong and Bara Mangwa are also the nearby places which tourists often visit.
Visiting Information to Chota Mangwa
Though Chota Mangwa can be visited throughout the year, yet the best time is from October to February to see the orchards full with Oranges. Monsoon season is generally avoided by the tourists. Chota Mangwa is reachable from Kurseong, Mirik and Darjeeling via Jorebangla. Darjeeling is 35 km from this place. It can also be reached from NJP, Bagdogra, Sikkim, Kalimpong and Dooars via Teesta Bazar. Gangtok is 62 km away from Chota Mangwa.
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