Sonada is a beautiful tiny town located between Kurseong and Darjeeling on the Darjeeling-Siliguri highway. Sonada Jungle Retreat is the perfect place to hideout yourself in Darjeeling.It is one of the lesser known hill stations in Darjeeling District of West Bengal. Sonada is located at a distance of 16km from Darjeeling town and 17km from Kurseong, 52km from Siliguri, lies on the National Highway 55. It is Surrounded with the dense forest of pine and conifer trees, Sonada has caught the attention of travelers with its DHR (Darjeeling Himalayan Railway) station.
Situated at an altitude of 6552ft the hills of Sonada showcase an astounding vista of Mt Kanchenjunga. It is one of the places in West Bengal which is ideal for getting an unhindered view of Mt Kanchenjunga and its surrounding ranges. The lower valley of Sonada is dotted with the rolling meadows of lush tea gardens like Ceder’s, Milling, Kalej Valley and Balasun the upper valley being sprawled with the virgin forest of pine.
Nearby Places to visit in Sonada
- Located at a 10 mins walking distance from Sonada Railway station on the way towards Darjeeling is a Samdrup Dorjay Choeling Monastery.
- Overlooking the beautiful gorge is Gorato Nalichor Intek Cider’s a pilgrimage hub of Sonada. With the grandiose statue of Jesus Christ and a quaint sanctum dedicated to Mother Mary, Gorato emits an aura of serenity.
- Situated in the periphery of Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary is Chatakpur an eco tourism hub. It is located on the upper valley of Sonada at a distance of 7km from Sonada Railway Station.
Best time to visit Sonada
Being situated at a higher elevation winter in Sonada can be teeth clattering so the best time to visit Sonada is during March to June.
About Sonada Jungle Retreat
Our Retreat is built with a view of satisfying customers with spacious surroundings giving a feeling of being in the midst of jungle where they can take fresh air & scenic beauty. We have three cottages with attached washroom with geyser.
Cost per head per day basis
- Stay with breakfast 1350/-
- Stay with breakfast and dinner:- 1650/-
- Stay with all meal: 1900/-