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Samthar is a quaint and picturesque village nestled in the scenic hills of the Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. Situated at an elevation of around 4,500 feet, Samthar offers a tranquil and off-the-beaten-path experience for travelers seeking solace and natural beauty. The village is surrounded by lush green forests, terraced fields, and majestic mountains, creating a breathtaking landscape that captivates visitors. Samthar provides a peaceful ambiance away from the bustling city life, allowing guests to reconnect with nature and rejuvenate their senses. Samthar is known for its panoramic views of the Eastern Himalayas, including the magnificent Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world. The stunning vistas offer a visual treat, especially during sunrise and sunset, when the mountains are bathed in hues of golden and pink. One of the highlights of Samthar is its warm and welcoming community. The locals are known for their hospitality and are eager to share their traditions and customs with visitors. Travelers can opt to stay in homestays, where they can experience the authentic local lifestyle and indulge in traditional meals prepared with local ingredients. The village is also a gateway to a range of outdoor activities and experiences. Nature enthusiasts can embark on hikes and nature walks through the surrounding forests, spotting colorful birds, flora, and fauna along the way. The region is also ideal for camping, offering a chance to spend a night under the starry skies. For those interested in spirituality, Samthar is home to several monasteries and meditation centers. Visitors can immerse themselves in the serene and peaceful ambiance of these spiritual retreats, seeking inner peace and enlightenment. Samthar serves as a base for exploring nearby attractions as well. Travelers can visit the charming town of Kalimpong, known for its Buddhist monasteries and flower markets. The historic hill station of Darjeeling, famous for its tea gardens and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, is also within reach. Whether you seek solitude in nature, cultural immersion, or adventure in the mountains, Samthar offers a serene and enchanting experience. Immerse yourself in the tranquility, breathtaking views, and warm hospitality of this hidden gem in the Darjeeling district, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

How to reach Samthar

By Flight

The nearest airport to Samthar is Bagdogra Airport, which is well-connected to major cities in India. From Bagdogra Airport, you can hire a taxi or take a pre-booked car to reach Samthar. The distance between Bagdogra Airport and Samthar is approximately 80 kilometers, and the journey takes around 3-4 hours, depending on the traffic and road conditions.

By Road

Samthar is well-connected by road, and you can reach the village by private car or public transportation. If you are traveling from Siliguri, you can take the Hill Cart Road and drive towards Kalimpong. From Kalimpong, continue towards Algarah and then follow the signs to reach Samthar. The village is approximately 70 kilometers from Kalimpong, and the journey takes around 3-4 hours, depending on the traffic and road conditions.

By train

The nearest major railway station to Samthar is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP), located in Siliguri. NJP is well-connected to major cities in India. From the railway station, you can hire a taxi or take a shared cab to reach Samthar. The distance between NJP and Samthar is approximately 90 kilometers, and the journey takes around 4-5 hours, depending on the traffic and road conditions.

Accommodation At StayApart, Samthar

Samthar, North Bengal

Lamadara Cottages

Lamadara is a homestay that provides guests with an authentic taste of the regio..