Travel Stories: Dudhia village near Siliguri

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Dudhia (or Dudhey) village is a small picturesque village located approximately 30 kms from Siliguri and makes an ideal getaway from the Siliguri for an afternoon or a day. Siliguri to Dudhia is just an hour’s drive and it is where the Darjeeling hill starts rising from the plain. The view of the mountain ranges as you ascend up the hills is magical, specially during the sunset on a clear day.

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Siliguri serves as an important transit place for tourists visiting the region. It is the gateway to several popular tourist destinations in the Darjeeling, Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan, Dooars, and even parts of Assam.

While Siliguri itself is not a popular tourist attraction, its strategic location and connectivity make it an ideal transit place for exploring the nearby destinations. It is as a convenient base for tourists to plan their itineraries and embark on their journeys to the beautiful hill stations, monasteries, and natural landscapes of the region. As a transit place, visitors sometimes get stuck in Siliguri due to their travel itinerary, flight delay, and other reasons.

In such a scenario where you have just one day in Siliguri, you can visit this beautiful village with serene surroundings, lush green tea gardens, and panoramic views of the Himalayan range.

dudhia village - Siliguri - mountainecho

Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Dudhia village offer a sense of tranquillity and a chance to connect with nature. The Dudhia River bridge is the most popular spot for visitors for its majestic view of the mountain ranges and the meandering valleys.


Dudhia is also a favourite for picnickers over the weekend offering a beautiful view of the river and the surrounding hills. You can enjoy a picnic by the riverbank, soak in the scenic beauty, and take memorable photographs.

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A little further from Dudhia is a place called Bangey restaurant which is one of the most popular food joints in the vicinity of Dudhia. A family-run restaurant on the Dudhia river bank, you can relax with a beer at the Bangey restaurant and enjoy the view of the surroundings. During the weekends, it is difficult to find a table at the Bangey restaurant which is also popular for the delicious food and their unique local flavour.

Walk and explore the Dudhia village and the various picnic spots along the river.

If you are around for a Sunday morning outing, do not miss the Sunday Haat at Bangey Bazaar.

Or, if you have some time before catching your flight, Dudhia is the place for you as it is easily connected with the Bagdogra Airport via Panighatta-Naxalbari route. 

If you need any assistance with finding a place at Dudhia including travel, accommodation, and local guides, we at Mountain Echo can help you with the necessary arrangements. Please drop us a line at

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