Rongo- beautiful places of Dooars
Rongo Perched on the top of a hill at an altitude of 4500 ft near the Bhutan boarder, Rongo or Rongu serve as the Headquarter of Cinchona Plantation under Kalimpong subdivision. A tiny remote village having a market, post office and few houses in its locality, Rongo used to be a significant place for plantation and growing medicinal plants. Rongo offers fine-looking views of adjoining hills, dense forests and river valley of Jaldhaka.
Rongo can be arrived from Siliguri through the Dooars crossing Chalsa, Khunia More Gairibas and Bindu. From Gairibas an uneven motorable road turns towards left to Rongo, about7kmsaway.
It is the doorway to the Neora Valley National Park. Positioned on a hilltop the place offers a bird’s eye view of a vast plains of Dooars spotted with tea gardens and forests.
Most awesome trek in the Neora Valley Park begins from Mouchuki to Rechela - uppermost point of the Park. The most daring trek in North Bengal takes at least three days to Rechela through Bhotegarh and Thusum covering the dense forest and another three days to Lava through Aluabari.