We were driving through the pitch-black roads of Dooars with the view of tea gardens on either side of the road. The way before was as foggy, with the rains coming and going our way. The mountains were seen in a distance and we could see only greenery wherever our sight went. The breeze was mild and cool blowing hair all over my face, but I was happy. I was happy to be so close to nature. We were happy to see so much greenery all around us. We do not see them often in cities.
We were driving towards Samsing, a nondescript rural destination in North Bengal. The village is situated amidst lush tea gardens and forests. During the monsoon when most of the tourists avoid the hill stations like Darjeeling and Gangtok, Samsing located in Dooars can be an ideal monsoon getaway.
Located at an altitude of 3000 feet and 17 km from Chalsa, the nearest railway station, Samsing is a place of immense scenic beauty. Located by the banks of River Murti, this quaint village boasts of miles of tea gardens, forested landscapes, beautiful nature trails and immense peace and solitude. This was just the place we were looking for to spend an idle weekend away from the city.
We had reached New Jalpaiguri in the morning. Our friends from Siliguri was waiting for us and together we started our journey towards Samsing. The ride through the roads of Dooars is very charming. The roads are smooth and the greenery on either side of the roads makes for a lovely drive. We reached Lataguri within 2 hours. After having our breakfast, we continued our drive towards Samsing.