Pubung is a beautiful hamlet surrounded by green tea gardens in the mountains. Situated in the lap of nature like other smaller destinations like Mungpoo, Chotamangua & Baramangua. The village of Pubung generally based on agriculture. Tourism is their new source of earning. Locals here believe in organic farming and have developed. This part of agriculture is liked by tourists and they encourage them to cook food with these vegetables. Hence the vegetable and cooked food taste much better than the one guests have in general in any other places. One can enjoy a leisurely walk past the various organic farms where fruits and vegetables like Orange, Tomato, Potato, Cauliflower, Squash, Radish, Carrots, Cardamom, and other leafy vegetables are cultivated all round the year. 02 kilometers from Pubung is a 100-year-old suspension bridge that connects Rongli Rongliot and Pubung. Nearly 01-hour trek from Pubung will lead guests to the source of Kalijhora. During the walk through the track, one can hear the twittering of birds, watch various Orchids and flowers. Tourists can be fascinated by the view/vistas that unveil in front of their eyes. At the end of the trail, guests will be awestruck by the beautiful waterfall. It is actually the origin of the Kali river. Serenity is remarkable in this beautiful hamlet and the view it offers. It is ideally nestled in the mountains.
Baramangua is a small settlement on the slopes. Two adjacent destinations are the attraction of tourist for the last 05 years. Being a beautifully located place in the lesser Himalayan region is known for its scenic beauty and scenic location. This farmhouse is liked by nature lovers and those who like to spend their valuable holidays in leisure. The homestay is run by the locals. Rough road conditions due to its location and heavy rainfall may dampen the spirit but reaching the place one will forget the journey. Now roads are better, stunning view, unbelievable location, memorable hospitality, neat clean and decent rooms, western-style bathrooms, organic food, good cook. After getting off from the vehicle it will take a 10 minutes’ walk to reach the farmhouse. Recently gradually the scenario is quite reassuring for green surroundings. People are gradually realizing their responsibility towards mother-nature, its preservation, and growth. Hence eco-tourism has become so popular in India and especially in the Himalayan region. The ESP is superb hospitality from the farmhouse & local people. Food is too good, simply like home food. Being a farmhouse, it has very limited accommodation i.e. 10-12 guests at a time. Quietness and the tranquility is the feeling to enjoy the most. The food is homely and very tasty. The host is helpful and friendly. It’s a perfect place for an Ideal / Leisure holiday. Staying among nature and away from the crowd. At a driving distance of about 30 minutes from Chota Mangwa nearly 05 kilometers. Baramangua is an eco-tourism village, where the farmers mainly practice organic farming in terrace cultivation. Oranges are mainly cultivated here, covering the entire village with an orange hue during the blooming season from October to February. One day outing to Kitam Bird Sanctuary is worth it. Kitam Bird Sanctuary is heaven for bird lovers and attracts domestic and international tourists around the year for birding. It is 45 - 50 kilometers on the way to Namchi or Temi Tea Estate.
Chotamangua is a small hamlet situated in a small hillock as a picturesque setting and is surrounded by views of Kalimpong & Sikkim. It is nearly 35 kilometers from Darjeeling town. Chotamangua, Baramangua, and Pubung are offbeat destinations close to Darjeeling & Kalimpong. Surreal beauty and serene ambiance have made it popular among tourists. Now, these are favoured tourist destinations among tourists. Literally, Chota Mangwa means a small place of finger millet in Lepcha culture. It is a friendly destination with a lush valley covered with a tree garden, meandering river streams, and orange orchards. It offers the visitors a panoramic view of mount Kanchenjunga. This hamlet is one of the most promising and beautiful destinations in the region. Tourists can indulge in the trek or spend time birding. One can also visit the Tea estate or the orange orchard. Besides oranges, lemons are also cultivated in Chota Mangwa. There are few other beautiful destinations around Chota Mangwa. One can visit the decades-old monastery. Lopchu is one such small settlement where the visitor can have a look at the orange juice making factory or can visit the Tea factory to watch the Tea Making. One should inform earlier to get the slot for visiting the factory. Takdah, Tinchuley, Pubung, Rungli Rungliot, Tribeni, Lamahatta, Peshok are some of the destinations nearby. Tourists interested in Birding can enjoy a day outing to Sikkim for Kitam Bird Sanctuary is worth it. It is nearly 55 kilometers in Sikkim close to Melli and on the way to Temi Tea estate.
Pubung, Chota Mangua & Baramangua are all within 03 hours of drive from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP), Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction), Sikkim Nationalised Transport (SNT), Siliguri and Bagdogra Airport (IXB). The distance is approximately 70 - 80 kilometers. Each destination are 10 - 15 kilometers apart. The road is straight via National Highway 31 connecting to National Highway 10 along the River Teesta. The ride is scenic and Sevoke Kali Temple & Coronation bridge is worth visiting enroute. The area is sparsely populated and best for leisure holidays. If one wants, they can visit Mungpoo, the cinchona village made famous by Rabindranath Tagore is just 10 kilometers from Sittong. Latpanchar is about 55 kilometers, Pubung is about 10 kilometers away and Kalimpong is also about 24 kilometers drive. Tribeni & Peshok is 15 kilometers from Chotamangua and is worth visiting.