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Samsing is a small hill village and tourist spot in the Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal situated at an elevation of 3000 ft in the foothills of Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts border. It is known for its beautiful landscape with green tea gardens, hills and forests, which attract a lot of tourists. It lies 18 km from the Neora Valley National Park. It is the home of more than 2500 people. Its climate is noted for fog and cool breezes and a high rainfall. It has lots of beautiful picnic spots and tourist place. Some of them are Lali Guras,Rocky Island and Suntaley Khola. Neora Valley National Park is in a distance of an hour from here. Here you can find the fusion of hills, plains, rivers, forest, tea-garden and villages. In fact,it is a cute tea garden inhabited by lovely and helpful nepali people. Many local people are associated with tourism / tea / timber - related businesses.
Samsing is divided into two parts; Samsing basti, which includes Khasmahal and fari, and samsing tea garden. Samsing Tea Estate is under the administration of Jalpaiguri district and Samsing basti- comprises Sundar basti,khash mahal and fari are under Dajeeling District Administration. It has also three divisions:- top line, lower line and young tong division. Further, then the owner of the tea estate of samsing were British companies. They divided the topline with Kurti line,New School line,Gumba Line, Kamal Bhhawan line, MBP Line, SB LINE ( later also known as PP Line), munshi line and junction line. where now samsing has its Local bus stand. Local people are mostly employed in tea garden and tourism, but many of the younger generation have migrated to bigger cities for greater opportunities.
Samsing is a progressive place as the people have always valued education and their cultures. The people here actively participated in both the forms of Gorkhaland demand. They supported both the leaders in 1986 and after 2000. The second agitation was non violent and the people appreciated the efforts. In second movement under the leadership of Vimal Gurung, this village got the electricity in 2009-2010.The early settlers in this village as a tea plantation labours were two people one from Rangeli, Sikkim and other from Nepal Mountain region. They left their place when they heard the legend that in plane people pluck the money. It grows on tea plants.
The people of Samsing witness its first film shooting in early 1980s.when the resident of samsing village from munshi line became the film director. His name is Shambhu Pradhan; he studied in Pune film institute. The movie was titled Sammjhana and was named in Nepali, which means memory. The actor was Bhuban Kesi, he was very popular actor from kathmandu and the actress was newcomer Tripti Natkar. after sometime another movie was made. This was in Bengali. It was titled "Antaranga" which means.. beloved in Bengali. This Film shoot also started in the mid eighties. The actors were Tapas Pal and shatabdi Roy; today they are the leaders in Trinamool congress.