How to Reach
The journey towards picturesque Samsing is filled with awe-inspiring sights. Throughout the journey to Samsing you can’t take off your eyes from the landscape around as the road passes through the picturesque tea garden on the slow uphill. To reach Samsing one has to go via Chalsa (7kms from Murti and 20kms from Lataguri). From Chalsa take a left turn and drive on to reach Matelli or Meteli. Finally, drive for another few km from Meteli leads to the Samsing Chowk which is the main hub of Samsing.
The distance of 82 km from Siliguri to Samsing, can be covered in 3-4 hours. There are two options one through the Sevok river another via the main road. Plenty of private cars available at Siliguri, however, shared car (as in the case of Darjeeling or Gangtok) is not readily available. As you enter Dooars through the National Highway 31, you will cross Malbazar to reach Chalsa. Few buses are there (J-9 etc) to reach Chalsa and then the vehicle to Samsing Chowk.
There are several shops & eateries at the Chowk and the forest check post is nearby. The road is relatively narrow but there are few vehicles traveling through this route as the road ends at Samsing. The last phase of the journey is a feast for a nature lover.
We stayed at the Mouchaki Camp or the Mouchaki Forest Bungalow through online booking at West Bengal State Forest Development Agency. The Charge was INR 3200 per room per night, with two guests. The breakfast, lunch, and dinner were included. For snacks, extra charges are to be paid. The menu for breakfast was Puri & Sabji. Egg curry and Chicken curry were served during lunch and dinner respectively along with sabji, dal, roti and rice. The quantity was sufficient and taste & hygiene were better than expected at those remote places.