Chotamangwa is a heavenly hill top situated at a subdivision of Darjeeling hills. Chotamangwa is at about 12 Km from Tinchuley. Chota Mangwa is an Eco friendly village with extremely friendly and down to earth people to welcome you. The road to Chotamangwa has an awesome beauty. At every turning of the road you can have a glimpse of Mt. Kanchenjunga. But the road is little bumpy and very narrow, only one car can pass at a time. Without big cars journey at this place is not possible. After about 20-minutes drive from Tinchuley you will reach a diversion where 1.5km stretches on a boulder road, it will take you to Chota Mangwa. As this area is little bumpy, therefore ground clearance is very important. Chotamangwa is exactly on a ridge of the Mangwa village of Darjeeling Hills. The place is full of wilderness of the Mangwa Hills. Here you can stay at small cottages of “Darjeeling Blossom Eco Tourism Complex”, which are operated by one of the reputed family of that region. The selection of the place is outstanding and awesome. The western side of the region is wide-open. Mt. Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan peaks are clearly visible. From chotamangwa small villages in the wilderness are also clearly visible. On the eastern side as far as our eyes can see, there are greenery of hills along with river Teesta flowing at the very bottom. When Sunlight falls on the water of Teesta, it gives the water a silver effect. Here time stands still. The locals are mainly engaged in farming. Lemons are also grown here. The whole day will pass out just sitting and viewing the age old beauty of our mother nature. Just at the right hand side of the cottages there is a small trek route, a little uphill, on both the sides of the route there are unknown species of Himalayan flora and the place is full of wilderness. At the end of the trekking route after few turnings there are few orange orchards on the hilly slopes. Very few people are visible at this place. Here you will find many orange orchards but entry is not permissible at every orchard. Again a little further the road has gone downward towards a small falls. At night the view is outstanding, twinkling starts are clearly visible. And at the very far end the lights of Darjeeling and Kalimpong are also clearly visible from Chotamangwa. There is enough to explore around the resort itself, ideally by foot. The flora here on this lovely ridge is amazing. At the time of Sunrise one can witness the changes of colour of Mt. Kanchenjunga as Sunlight falls on it. This place of community based eco tourism is full of wild flora and many species of orchids along with a wide variety of flowers. Not only flora, if you are lucky you will also witness many Himalayan birds. Chota Mangwa a hot spot for bird watchers, through the year this place attracts number of bird watchers from around the country. Take a small walk through mountain roads and the orange orchards, pick an orange from tree and test this one with a reasonable price. In winter entire villages coloured with oranges and snowcapped Kanchenjunga. This region is also well-known for organic farming, step cultivation and orange complexes. All the served food at your home-stay or hotel will be organic and cultivating by locals. Tourists nurturing an adventurous bent of mind can try rafting in River Teesta and River Rangeet.
Weather Condition: At Chotamangwa temperature remains pleasant, but it comes to down about 3 to 4 degree Celsius (approx) in the winter season. Best time to visit Chotamangwa is from mid September to mid June. But in the rainy season the view is outstanding. But it is not recommended not to travel in hilly areas in the heavy rainy season.
How to Reach: From New Jalpaiguri railway station it is about 57 Km. Share cars are not available, full car booking is better. Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri or NJP well connected with all major Indian cities. The Darjeeling Mail, Kanchankanya express, Saraighat express, Tista-Torsa express connecting to Kolkata.
Nearby Attractions: Take a nature walk through the mountain forests and many orange orchards. You are allowed to pick up the oranges that fall off to the ground and savor the natural juices. Visit the wonderful Rungli, Rungliot Tea Garden in Takdah. Baramangwa which is about 30mins from Chotamangwa and Tinchuley about 1 hour from Chotamangwa. Nearby attractions are Tinchuley, Mongpo (21 K.M), Loleygaon (69 K.M), Pedong (36 K.M), Delo (34 K.M).
DARJEELING BLOSSOM ECO TOURISM COMPLEX – CHOTA MANGWA
Accommodation at this small village is very limited, only on property is there run by one of the respected family of that region. Chotta Mangwa with solar panels that will provide us with our energy. Stepping into a cottage in Chotta Mangwa and waking up to an awe inspiring view of the great Kanchanjanga is like a dream that one wishes not to be disturbed from. There are no vehicles that are seen on the dirt covered roads of Chotta Mangwa, it is a place of complete solitude. As you visit Chotta Mangwa you will take with you in your heart a great love and respect for the beauty of the plants, the little creatures that inhabit amongst them, the scent of our earth, the beauty of the river and mountains surrounding us and the humble love of the local people. Rooms are very well furnished with modern western type of bathrooms. T.V., In-House Restaurants. Rooms offers excellent view of Mt. Kanchenjunga on one side along with river Teesta on the other. Rooms are of Double bed , Triple bed and Four bed basis. All are cottage type. Bathrooms are well equipped with geyser facilities run under the solar power.
Maina Per Cottage Rs.1200/-
Suga Per Cottage Rs.1200/-
Daffay Per Cottage Rs.1500/-
Lachay Per Cottage Rs.1500/-
Munal Per Cottage Rs.1500/-
Vangera Per Cottage Rs.-1800/-
Kaliz Per Cottage Rs.-2000/-
Gawthali Per Cottage Rs.-2500/-
Rupi Per Cottage Rs.- 1000/-
Jurali Per Cottage Rs.- 1000/-
10% Service charge on the above room tariff.
Food cost @ Rs.450/- to Rs.500/- per day.
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