Tonglu, West Bengal

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Tonglu (West Bengal)
The trekkers' hut at Tonglu
The trekkers' hut at Tonglu
Tonglu is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Tonglu is located in India
Tonglu (India)
Coordinates: 27°02′N 88°05′E / 27.03°N 88.09°E / 27.03; 88.09Coordinates: 27°02′N 88°05′E / 27.03°N 88.09°E / 27.03; 88.09
Country  India
State West Bengal
 • Body Gram panchayat
Elevation 3,070 m (10,070 ft)
 • 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.

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


Tonglu is located at 27°02′N 88°05′E / 27.03°N 88.09°E / 27.03; 88.09.[5]

After rain, Tonglu looks fresh.


  1. ^ "Letter from Major G.E.[George Ernest] Bulger to [Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker]; from Secunderabad, India; 6 Dec 1868; two page letter comprising two images; folio 168". Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Wild Flowers of Mount Tonglo, Sikkim, India by Marianne North". Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  3. ^ J.S. Gamble Manual Of Indian Timbers&pg=PA472 sigPAwAAQBAJ, p. 472, at Google Books
  4. ^ Das, A.P.; Ghosh, Chandra (March 2011). "Plant wealth of Darjiling and Sikkim Himalayas vis-à-vis Conservation". NBU Journal of Plant Sciences. University of Bengal. 5 (1): 25–33. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Yahoo maps location of Tonglu". Yahoo maps. Retrieved 2008-12-07.