Santuk: A Hidden Gem for Tourists
Offbeat destination Santuk is very close to Newra Valley and Kalimpong. However, Santuk is unique for its beauty and climate. This place is not popular like Rishop or Sitong but nowadays Santuk is popular among tourists. My past experience says nowadays tourists want lonely places with cold climates. If you are searching for solitude this is the perfect destination. All the tourist wants a pocket friendly of beat destination. Now a day’s Internet plays an important role in promoting offbeat destinations. What I find youtuber plays impotent role to promote of beat destinations like Lava, Rishop, Lolagaon. However, Facebook plays important role to promote off beat destination. All the Homestay owners use Facebook page to promote their Homestay.
How to reach Santuk
Santuk is just 21 kilometers from Kalimpong bus stand. Tourists can reach by taxi. One can reach Kalimpong by sharing a taxi from Panitanki More Siliguri . Tourists can also reach Santuk from Darjeeling and the distance is around 72 kilometers by Taxi. This is well connected with Lava and Rishop.
Where to Stay:
Firstly, Santuk is a less known destination so you will find very few homestays. Secondly, Santak is located in between two rivers Raying River and Payung River. Thirdly, after reaching tourists can see camping sites near the camping site you will see Ramailo . Ramailo beautiful place to stay. This place is surrounded by pine trees and the view of Kanchenjunga is excellent.
Here are some of the things you can do:
- Go hiking in the surrounding forests.
- Visit the local monasteries and temples.
- Enjoy the cool climate and fresh air.
- Relax in one of the many homestays.
- Learn about the local culture and traditions.
- Visit lava
If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing getaway, this is the perfect destination for you.