About a half an hour drive from Siliguri on NH31 through Sevok takes to Mongpong, the initial step to Dooars. Positioned on the bank of great Tista River, Mongpong is a very beautiful spot presenting exquisite view of vast Tista basin and Mahananda Sanctuary.
Even though Mongpong is a very little place having not many shops, huts and a forest check post, but there is no dearth of natural beauty. The marvelously built forest rest house in the midst of the hefty Sal forests overlooking the Tista River is a perfect place to spend a hassle-free night in the surroundings of the nature. The presence of beetles, cricket on a pitch dim night and numerous fireflies with their glittering can be a genuine wild sensation.
On the bank of Tista there is a nature recreation center which is a very well liked place for picnic parties and the day visitors.
The department of Forest provides the solitary accommodation in the Wilderness Resorts, where a four roomed bungalow along with two separate cottages are offered for tourist.
Because of insufficient accommodation to provide the mounting rush of tourist in Mongpong an early affirmation is required to avail the room mainly during the period April-May and Oct-Nov.
Distance from Siliguri: 35kms
Nearest Airport: Bagdogra 40kms
Nearest Railhead: NJP 35kms, Local Station - Sevok
District Head Quarter: Darjeeling
Best time to visit: November to March
Nature and Wilderness Resorts- Mongpong