Tonglu, West Bengal

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Tonglu
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The trekkers' hut at Tonglu
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Tonglu
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Tonglu
Tonglu (India)
Coordinates: 27°02′N88°05′E / 27.03°N 88.09°E / 27.03; 88.09 Coordinates: 27°02′N88°05′E / 27.03°N 88.09°E / 27.03; 88.09
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State West Bengal
District Darjeeling
Government
  Body Gram panchayat
Elevation
3,070 m (10,070 ft)
Languages
  Official Bengali, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 code IN-WB

Tonglu (3036 m amsl) is the one of the higher peaks of the Singalila Ridge and a small settlement inside the Singalila National Park in the Darjeeling subdivision, Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal in India near the India - Nepal border. It is a roadside halt along the trekking route from Manebhanjan to Sandakphu.

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It was also known as Tonglo in the 1800s. [1] [2] [3] Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker carried out many plant hunting expeditions in Darjeeling and Sikkim. [4]

Geography

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Places and tea estates in the north-western portion of Darjeeling Sadar subdivision (including Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block) in Darjeeling district
CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, N: neighbourhood, H: hill centre, NP: national park/ wildlife sanctuary, TE: tea estate, TA: tourist attraction
Abbreviations used in names – TG for Tea Garden (town/village), TE for Tea Estate
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location

Tonglu is located at 27°02′N88°05′E / 27.03°N 88.09°E / 27.03; 88.09 . [5]

Area overview

The map alongside shows the northern portion of the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region. Kangchenjunga, which rises with an elevation of 8,586 metres (28,169 ft) is located further north of the area shown. [6] Sandakphu, rising to a height of 3,636 metres (11,929 ft), on the Singalila Ridge, is the highest point in West Bengal. [7] In Darjeeling Sadar subdivision 61% of the total population lives in the rural areas and 39% of the population lives in the urban areas. [8] [9] There are 78 tea gardens/ estates (the figure varies slightly according to different sources), producing and largely exporting Darjeeling tea in the district. It engages a large proportion of the population directly/ indirectly. [10] Some tea gardens were identified in the 2011 census as census towns or villages. [11] Such places are marked in the map as CT (census town) or R (rural/ urban centre). Specific tea estate pages are marked TE.

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

Related Research Articles

Singalila National Park

Singalila National Park is a national park of India located on the Singalila Ridge at an altitude of more than 7000 feet above sea level, in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. It is well known for the trekking route to Sandakphu that runs through it.

Ghum, West Bengal Neighbourhood in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

Ghum is a small hilly neighbourhood in the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region of West Bengal, India. It comes under ward number one of the Darjeeling Municipality. Ghum railway station of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is the highest railway station in India. It is situated at an altitude of 2,258 metres (7,407 ft). The place is the home of the Ghum Monastery and the Batasia Loop, a bend of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.

Manebhanjyang, Darjeeling Transit-town in West Bengal, India

Maney Bhanjyang is a small transit-town in the Darjeeling Sadar subdivision, Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal in India. It is located at the gateway of the Singalila National Park, 28 km away from Darjeeling town. The income of the local residents is geared towards tourism, especially foreign trekkers. Maney Bhanjyang is the start of the trailhead for the trek to Sandakphu on the Singalila Ridge, the highest point in West Bengal. Conveyance for Sandakphu is also available mainly from Maney Bhanjyang in the form of Land Rovers of 1960 model. The 4-hour ride can be quite 'jumpy' as drivers maneuver their prized possessions along snaky curves and uphill roads.

Tindharia Village in West Bengal, India

Tindharia or Tindharay is a village in the Kurseong CD block in the Kurseong subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Bijanbari Mini-Town in West Bengal, India

Bijanbari is a village in Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block in the Darjeeling Sadar subdivision of the Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. It is a place of importance in Darjeeling district mainly because of the Block Divisional Office and a Hydel Power Plant.

Rimbick Village in West Bengal, India

Rimbick is a village in the Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block in the Darjeeling Sadar subdivision of the Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India.

Darjeeling Pulbazar (community development block) Community development block in West Bengal, India

Darjeeling Pulbazar is a community development block that forms an administrative division in the Darjeeling Sadar subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Rangli Rangliot (community development block) Community development block in West Bengal, India

Rangli Rangliot is a community development block that forms an administrative division in the Darjeeling Sadar subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Ambootia Tea estate village in West Bengal, India

Ambootia or Ambootay is a tea estate village in the Kurseong CD block in the Kurseong subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal in India.

Lodhoma Village in West Bengal, India

Lodhoma is a village and gram panchayat in the Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block in the Darjeeling Sadar subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Ging Tea Garden Census Town in West Bengal, India

Ging Tea Garden is a census town in the Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block in the Darjeeling Sadar subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Chongtong Tea Garden Census Town in West Bengal, India

Chongtong Tea Garden is a census town in the Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block in the Darjeeling Sadar subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Singtam Tea Garden Census Town in West Bengal, India

Singtam Tea Garden is a census town in the Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block in the Darjeeling Sadar subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Rohini Tea Garden Village in West Bengal, India

Rohini Tea Garden is a village in the Kurseong CD block in the Kurseong subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Badamtam Tea Garden Census Town in West Bengal, India

Badamtam Tea Garden is a census town and a gram panchayat in the Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block in the Darjeeling Sadar subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Tukvar Tea Garden Village in West Bengal, India

Tukvar Tea Garden is a village in the Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block in the Darjeeling Sadar subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Singla Tea Garden Village in West Bengal, India

Singla Tea Garden is a village in the Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block in the Darjeeling Sadar subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Soom Tea Garden Village in West Bengal, India

Soom Tea Garden is a village in the Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block in the Darjeeling Sadar subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Rishihat Tea Garden Village in West Bengal, India

Rishihat Tea Garden is a village in the Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block in the Darjeeling Sadar subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Orange Valley Tea Garden Village in West Bengal, India

Orange Valley Tea Garden is a village in the Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block in the Darjeeling Sadar subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal, India.

References

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  9. "District Statistical Handbook 2013 Darjeeling". Tables 2.2, 2.4b. Department of Planning and Statistics, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 21 March 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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