Rural Destination Bird Watching, Kurseong, Rural Destination, Rural tourism, Rural Village, Tea garden, and Wildlife
At an elevation of 1527 ft above sea level, shiva khola is a place worth visiting. Cascading Shiv Khola River making its way through boulders and rocks, the prime attraction of the place is its mesmerizing natural beauty. Climatic condition is very pleasant due to the lush green forests all around, it is just 27 km far from siliguri. The beautiful tea gardens which surround shiva khola is just breathtaking. Various species of flora and fauna finds their home here, which makes Shiva Khola a favourite destination for wildlife enthusiast as well. It is an ideal place for bird watching.
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The main attraction for the tourists is nature. Bird watchers can go to spot some of the Himalayan birds those in habit the place and for landscape photographers Shivakhola is an ideal option. One can go for fishing and angling in the Shivakhola River or can go for a nature walk around the village to meet the locals and get to know about their lifestyle. Short trek routes have also emerged from Shivakhola. One can visit the nearest spot “Latpanchar” situated at the highest point of Mahananda wildlife sanctuary. Tourists can also spend their leisure time in the river.
Tenting camps are available for accommodation in shiva khola, due to limited rooms advance booking is recommended.
NJP is the nearest railway station ( 31 km )
Bagdogra airport is the nearest airport ( 36 km)
Taxi are available from New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri to reach Rongtong via Hillcart Road. After reaching rongtong ,Shivkhola is easily accessible from Rongtong via Nurbong Tea Estate.
On behalf of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, I would like to express my warm welcome to tourists from around the globe to the GTA region.
As one of the fastest-growing tourism destinations, my region rich in heritage, culture and natural resources offer a full range of travel experiences including eco-tourism locations that are both unique and sustainable. Our Tourism Department’s official portal will help you get all the details about the best tourist places, events, accommodations, and travel itineraries which will help you plan your tour by yourself. Lastly, I welcome you all again to ” The QUEEN OF HILLS”, Darjeeling. Be our guest because “HEAVEN IS MYTH BUT DARJEELING IS REAL”.
Shri Anit Thapa
Gorkhaland territorial administration
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