The place called Borong is encircled by the mesmerizing range of snow covered mountains. One can reach Borong by road via Ravangla or also one can opt for the trekking option via Maenam. The village of Borong is a breathtaking location with scenic and charming terrains and a perfect feast for the eyes of the tourists. The ‘Borong Tsachu’, which is a hot spring, is also present in the village of Borong. One of the most intriguing and fascinating route or road is the one, which goes from Namchi or Damthang to Tendong- Ravangla Maenam – Borong. The whole journey takes 5 to 6 days.
Borong is situated at a height of 5,800 feet from the sea level. In the entire South Sikkim, Borong is one of the best locations for witnessing the beauty of the nature. The distance of this village from Ravangla is a mere 17 Kms. A picturesque sight of the various peaks such as Sinolchu, Narsingh, Pandim and the ever majestic Kanchenjunga can be obtained from this place.
The village of Borong is a perfect location for people who admire birds. Various types of birds namely the scarlet minivet, black magpie and Himalayan pheasants can be found here. Apart from bird watching, this place is a good location for carrying out trekking activities. The people who are going for a trek to the Maenam Peak, Borong is the centre that one can opt for.
TOURIST PLACES IN BORONG
Ralong Monastery: One of the major crowd pulling locations of Borong is the Ralong Monastery. The distance between Borong and the monastery is a mere 5 Kms.
Hot Spring: Another of the attractions is the hot spring, which is located on the bed of Rangeet River. The distance between the spring and Borong is a mere 3 Kms.
HOW TO REACH BORONG
By air: The closest air terminal is the Bagdogra Airport, which is situated in West Bengal.
By rail: The closest railway station is located in New Jalpaiguri, which is situated in West Bengal.
By road: One can opt for private cars and taxis to Borong from various locations such as Peiling, Gangtok and Rinchenpong.