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Suntalekhola

Suntalekhola

Suntalekhola or SuntaleyKhola is a small village and a tourist spot in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal. It is just four kilometers from Samsing and the altitude of the place ranges from 650 to 950 m. It gets its name from a small stream namedSuntaleyKhola.

Suntalekhola is a stretch of Sub-montane forest near Neora Valley National Park. With the backdrop of glistering green and blue sky with touch of everlasting beauty, Suntalekhola is a unique offbeat destination in the Himalayan foothills of Dooars. The trekking route from Samsing to Suntalekhola is a favourite spot for trekking enthusiasts as well as nature lovers. The sinuous flow of mountain streams adds the beauty of the place. Suntalekhola is a paradise for bird watchers - different species of birds can be spotted here.

Birds at Suntalekhola:

  • White-throated Fantail
  • Red-vented Bulbul
  • Sultan Tit
  • Ashy Wood Pigeon
  • Scarlet Minivet
  • Bronzed Drongo

  • Greater Racket-Tailed Drongo
  • Grey Nightjar
  • White-throated Fantail
  • Common Green Magpie
  • Long -billed Thrush
  • Orange-bellied Leaf bird

  • Maroon Oriole
  • Grey-chinned and Short-billed Minivets
  • Ashy Bulbul
  • Maroon Oriole
  • Salty backed Fork tail

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