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Rocky Island (Kalimpong) Dooars – Picnic Spot, Things To Do

Rocky Island is a picturesque location located along the banks of the meandering river Murti in the lush emerald-green woodland of the Dooars region. This island is about 82 kilometers from Siliguri and is an offbeat destination.

It is named Rocky Island because it is abundant in natural rock.

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Rocky Island is an ideal destination for those who enjoy traveling and are planning a trip to the Dooars.

In this article, you will get to know the following points about Rocky Island,

Let’s see each of these places in detail.

How to reach Rocky Island

Rocky Island is just three kilometers away from Suntalekhola and is only accessible on foot. If you are taking the train, you can get off at the New Mal junction. Then hire a Trekker to travel the remaining 34 kilometers to Suntalekhola, where Samsing is situated. You can negotiate the price with the driver.

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Samsing is about three kilometers uphill from Suntalekhola. The route is charming, with mountains, small brooks, and lush tea gardens. In this location, you can see, experience, and soak in the abundance of nature.

Bagdogra airport is 75 kilometers away from Suntalekhola.

Things to do on Rocky Island

There are a lot of exciting things to do on Rocky Island,

1. Picnic

Rocky Island is an excellent picnic spot. This island is a must-see for those who enjoy the beauty of tranquility. The view of the verdant jungle to the lush tea garden will accompany the tourist throughout the journey.

Arranging a picnic and having delectable dishes of chicken, Maggi, and some beverages along the gurgling streams and the rocky terrains will quench all your desires.

The tastes of the mountainous food become multiplied in 2 folds while feasting your eyes on a scenic view of a sparkling river stream meandering through a lofty mountain hill dotted with semi-tropical forest.

Rocky Island is an excellent choice for picnicking or spending a relaxing weekend surrounded by the beauty of pristine nature.

2. Trekking

The stunning collection of natural rocks, which include Hansdunga, Neel Kanta, Bhimsen, and Pathar Kailas, has made this place a popular destination for adventure activities such as rock climbing and trekking.

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The woods surrounding Rocky Island are brimming with spectacular trekking routes that have piqued the interest of adventurers heading toward Dooars.

You can trek to nearby spots like Bhalukope, Mo-Chuki, and Sherrpagaon. You can also hike through the pebbly roads bordering the milky white streams and soak in the peaceful ambiance.

3. Camping

Camping along the banks of River Murti is an ideal way for tourists looking to spend a laid-back weekend away from the hustle and bustle of monotonous city life. The island is a unique combination of serenity and thrill that has made it one of the crown jewels in the field of Dooars tourism.

Listening to the enticing sound of a gushing river while sleeping under a sky full of stars can be a surreal experience that you must experience here.

You can easily access the interiors of the Neora Valley National Park from the campsites. Take adorable snaps of the mysterious nature and soak your feet in the cold water. 

Other attractions near Rocky Island

Gorumara National Park, Jhalong, Jaldhaka, and Chapra Mari Forest are some of the beautiful places to visit near the Rocky Islands.

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The alluring destination features every drop of beauty that can heal the soul and heart of a wanderlust.

The aroma of freshness infused with the eye-catching bounties of nature makes the trip to this offbeat destination a worthy one.


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