Mangpu or Mangpu which is a beautiful hill station in Darjeeling district of West Bengal located at just 32KM east of Darjeeling. The village is very popular because Rabindranath Tagore used to stay here and his home is still there known as Rabindra Museum which is maintained by government of Bengal. If you are a big fan of Tagore, Mangpu is a must visit place for you. You will get a chance to experience the nature during you stay as this place is also famous for Oranges which is being grown during winter season.
According to Census 2011 information the location code or village code of Mangpu Cinchona Plantation village is 306219. Mangpu Cinchona Plantation village is located in Rangli Rangliot Tehsil of Darjiling district in West Bengal, India. It is situated 23.1km away from sub-district headquarter Takdah. Darjiling is the district headquarter of Mangpu Cinchona Plantation village. As per 2009 stats, Settong Iii is the gram panchayat of Mangpu Cinchona Plantation village.
The total geographical area of village is 12173.47 hectares. Mangpu Cinchona Plantation has a total population of 13,768 peoples. There are about 3,094 houses in Mangpu Cinchona Plantation village. Darjeeling is nearest town to Mangpu Cinchona Plantation which is approximately 35km away.
A visit to the Rabindra Bhawan is a must here. Even if you are not an expert of Tagore\’s writings and music, you would still find it worth a deco. The small museum contains Tagore\’s photographs, writing and several memoires.
You may visit the Dichen Monastery located at Nalidara. The monastery is build in recent years and offers panoramic view of the surrounding mountains.
Drive 6 kms from Nalidara to reach Jogighat on the Riyang river. It is a scenic spot with a bridge across river Riyang. Accross the river you may also visit Shittong village which is famous for its Orange plantation.
Reshop village is about 5 kms from Mangpo. From the forest village you can get great view of surrounding mountains including the Kanchenjunga massif.
For the adventurous one, a trek to Chatakpur can be organised from Mangpu. However the area is forested with regular incidences of Bear attack. Careful precautions are must before embarking on this couple of hours trek.
To reach Mangpu, you can take two different routes. One is from NJP / Bagdora where you will have to drive through Bengal – Sikkim national highway 10. It will take around 1.30 hours to reach Rambi. From there, you will have to climb uphill for around 10KMs to reach Mangpu.
If you are travelling from Darjeeling, you can take Peshok road which wil take around an hour depending upon road condition. Here we strongly recommend consulting locals before you drive towards Mangpu by considering road condition.