The lovely Rocky Island is a forthcoming famous tourist spot which is situated in the banks of the murti river in Samsing area of the Dooars of northern Bengal. The Murti river moves through this spot. Indeed this is where the waterway descends the slopes and meets the fields. The spot is extremely delightful. Height here is about 2,000ft.
The primary attraction of this Rocky Island is Flashy Murti waterway, streams uproariously through enormous rocks, scrubbing down in. completely clear and cold water of stream is another fascination. The river is quite narrow here and flows energetically among the rocks. You can spend some quality time there plunging your feet into the river water. The sound of streaming water will be peer with you for whole time .
The road towards Rocky Island is picturesque, through pine, far woods, orange nurseries can be seen in transit. .Once you reach the spot, you can watch the river and surrounding from the bridge on the road. There are lots of rocks on the waterway and along the banks. Truth be told a portion of these stones are huge to such an extent that experience adventure enthusiasts have plenty opportunities to do rock climbing here
A few short trekking routes begin from the region close by. In the event that you like to trek to close by spots like Sherpagaon, Bhalukope, Jhandidara and Mo-chuki is an additional fascination of this spot. In the event that you climbed till the Tree Fern Point and watch the exquisite perspectives on Himalayan range on one side and Dooars fields on the opposite side.
It is one of the most popular tourist destination of Dooars package tour or Dooars tour plan.
Where to stay at Rocky Island
Rocky Island is a small hill village so don’t expect much fancy accommodation options here. There is few home stay available here. There is a Forest Rest House in samsing which is maintained by the West Bengal Forest Department Corporation Ltd (WBDC) or one can stay at Suntalekhola WBFDC (Forest Department) tourist cottages just about 4 km from here. You can also check here the other available hotel and resort to stay.
Best Time to visit
One can visit Rocky Island throughout the year. The beauty can be relished anytime except the rainy season. Best time to visit is October to March when the quaint hamlet is bursting with ripe oranges.
How to Reach Rocky Island
Reaching Rocky Island is easy because it’s accessible by road. Nearest airport is Bagdogra airport (84 K.M), nearest rail railway station is chalsa at a distance of 20 km. Another nearest railway station is New Mal Jn. distance around 35 K.M. The main railway station New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is just 80 K.M away. It’s a 3 hour drive from NJP and the road to Rocky Island is surrounded by beautiful landscape with green tea garden , hills and forests. It Located 82 km from Siliguri, visitors can easily reach here by hiring a car from Siliguri.