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Samsing – Of Green Hills And Snow-capped Peaks


Samsing is one of those towns in West Bengal located way up north in the tea estate part of the state. Almost every township located in this region, which is essentially at the foothills of the Himalayas, is beautiful in its own way, with greenery all around, tea gardens to photograph and the occasional range of snow-capped peaks.

Samsing is also proximate to some forest areas with unique bird and animal life. It is approximately 66 km from the Neora Valley National Park. Samsing tourism is greatly influenced by tourists visiting Darjeeling and Siliguri, both hills stations and perfect bases to be at while traveling to Samsing.

Samsing in a lot of ways derives some of its culture from Nepal and the same can be seen in their music, dance and local traditions. Don’t forget to try a serving of roadside momos or dumplings while here. While travelling between Samsing and Siliguri, one might also want to check out Chalsa, another popular tourist destination.

Local Community

The township’s population features more than one religion and the people are very fond of their dance forms, like Chutkay and Maruni. Popular festivals celebrated in Samsing are Maghe Sankranti, which is the Nepalese new year, Losar and the Tibetan New year.

Samsing Weather

The weather in Samsing is perfect for a hike or a trek, being situated over 3000 feet above sea level. Fancy a trek? Head to the Neora Valley National Park.

How To Reach Samsing

Samsing is easily accessible from Siliguri by road, though this place lacks rail and air connectivity.

Samsing Weather

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  • Wind: ENE 12 km/h

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How to Reach Samsing

  • By Road
    Samsing can be accessed by road via State Highway 12A from Siliguri and is around 80km from the city.
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  • By Train
    Samsing uses Jalpaiguri railway station connected to other towns and cities in the state.
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  • By Air
    The closest airport to Samsing is Siliguri with connections to major Indian cities. It also connects to some International destinations.
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    82 OF
    UV Index: 6
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    UV Index: 7
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