One of the most untouched parts of the Darjeeling Himalayan foothills, this little picturesque Lepcha village lies is a valley crisscrossed by a rivulet (Khola) and guarded by lush green hills. Every house in Sittong has a garden and every garden has orange trees. The whole village turns onto yellow during the winter. Visiting Sittong is like time travelling – there’s a bamboo bridge, a church, some winding village paths skirting through orange orchards and few meandering streams and a rivulet, which the locals love to call Riyang River.
How to reach in Sittong:
From New Jalpaiguri station via Kalijhora at a distance of 54 kilometers is Ghaletar. Birikdara is about 59 kilometers. From both Kalihora and Birikdara a straight route has gone to the downward side and intersected at Mana crossing, from there to the right hand side 500 meter downhill is Ghaletar main road.