Bara Mangwa is a tiny village that gives you the opportunity of experiencing life in its simplest forms in a little and forgotten corner of the Himalayas. From lush orange gardens to roaring Teesta River Bada Mangwa is the perfect getaway destination for all the people who wants a break from their busy city life.
Bara Mangwa and Chota Mangwa are the twin villages in Darjeeling district, which are getting popularity as eco tourism day by day. Located in the Darjeeling district, towards the western side of the Kalimpong hills, in the Teesta Valley, the Bara Mangwa village is home to few terraced farms, local huts and too many orange orchards. A virgin tourists eco friendly destination with tea Gardens, Orange Orchard, Teesta River and majestic Mt. Kanchenjunga making it the most promising and beautiful eco tourist destination in Darjeeling. Exclusive remote retreats, with panoramic Himalayan views that will make your soul soar. Spend couple of spectacular days walking through the lush terraced fields, remote villages and pine and rhododendron forests and orange orchards in this un-spoilt region of Darjeeling hills. Bara Mangwa is a perfect place for adventure seekers and nature lovers.
What to see :
There are many places around Bara Mangwa village where you can visit. Kalimpong is one such place which is located some 21 kilometers from Bara Mangwa. Then there is Lava, which is located some 46 kilometers and is famous for being the entry point to the Neora Valley National Park. Darjeeling, the Queen of the Himalayas is also located close to Bara Mangwa, some 40 kilometers. Other nearby places of attraction includes ChotaMangwa (1 km), Tinchuley Sunrise Point (9 kms), Peshok and Lopchu Tea Garden (15 kms), Tista and Rangit View Point (12 kms), Teesta and Rangit Confluence (8 kms), Mongpoo (20 kms.), Delo Hill Top (33 kms.), Loleygaon (68 kms.), Pedong (35 kms) and Gangtok located some 70 kilometers away.
How to reach:
Bara Mangwa is accessible from NJP, Bagdogra, Sikkim, Kalimpong & Dooars via Teesta Bazar, and from Kurseong, Mirik and Darjeeling via Jorebangla.
The distance from Darjeeling town is 28 kms by road, takes about 1.5 hours to reach. From NJP station it takes about 2.5 hours to reach (distance ~70kms). From Gangtok the distance is 62kms.