Location: Samthar Plateau is located at a distance of about 80 km to the south of Kalimpong city in district Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Description: Situated at a height of 1400 m, Samthar Plateau showcases magnificent views of snow capped mountains, stretching from Gymochen in the east to Kanchenjunga in the west. This remote plateau serves as a gateway to different villages in Kalimpong. Because of its great elevation, it offers eye catching picturesque views of the nearby valleys and landscapes. Besides neighboring cities, Samthar Plateau welcomes a large number of tourists from all over the world who are attracted by its pristine beauty and imposing exotic sceneries. Terraced fields, river pools, mountain streams, lush forests and exotic flora can easily be witnessed here, making it a perfect tourist spot for picnickers and travelers. The plateau is well known for hiking, nature explorations and mountain biking, offering an exciting experience to adventure seekers and nature lovers. One must include this attraction in his must visit list when planning a trip to Kalimpong to witness the confluence of magnificent natural beauty and serenity.
Activities: Tourists can walk through the narrow lanes to explore the villages that are in proximity to Samthar Plateau. While the adventurous tourists can indulge in mountain biking, for others sightseeing can be an ideal option. Also, local food and drinks can be enjoyed to capture the essence of the place.