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Address: Kalimpong, Darjeeling, India

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Far from hassles of city life in the lap of unspoilt nature

Samthar is a tiny hamlet , off Kalimpong in West Bengal. Nearest rail head is New Jalpaigudi, from there it is about three hours Jeep ride. The last lap of about 45 minutes is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2016
Prabir G
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Samthar is a tiny hamlet , off Kalimpong in West Bengal. Nearest rail head is New Jalpaigudi, from there it is about three hours Jeep ride. The last lap of about 45 minutes is extremely bumpy through rugged terrains and non metalled road. Once you reach there expect unspoilt nature at its best. There is only one farm house as... More 

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Jamshedpur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Its a nice place. Whenever around that region you can pay a visit .it was a awesome stay over there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Most of the travellers visit Samthar in winter when orange orchards bloom with colours. But we choose early monsoon and discovered how the blessings of the Rain God turns the village a mystic dreamland. Rain washed colours and visual of mother nature are simply mind blowing. Flowers bloom all around, new crops are cultivated on the steps of the hills.... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

It was an awesome place near Klimpong like heaven. It is mainly amous for its views of millet and corn fields and orange orchards.

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Kurseong, India, Asia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Located near Kalimpong a good 3to 4 hour ride from Darjeeling on roads that make off road driving look tame Samthar is heavenly. Famous for its views of the mountain ranges (kanchenjaga) and corn and millet fields and orange orchards. There are homestays which maybe expensive for routine tourists but when you consider the far off location the expenses are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

It was December 2012 when we were going to visit Charkholey - our driver told us that there is a short-cut (no need to go all the way to Kalimpong and then Charkholey) to reach Charkholey. He crossed Kalijhora bridge (a new dam on rover Tista) which is not officially open for public and took the steep – gravel road... More 

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