Amantran Hotel & resorts Rocky Island a small eco-lodge consisting of 12 rooms, 1 Conference Hall, Resturent and Garden. There is a open land of about 1.5 acres in front of the resort that ends on the Murti river. There are several trees in the lodge campus including orange trees that turn orange during the winter months. The eco-resort is located on the main road just across the bridge of Murti river.
Rocky Island is a small village in Samsing area. The place was originally called Tribeni as two small streams met here with river Murti. The riverbed is full of small and large rocks leading to the more popular present name of Rocky Island.
Our lodge is located on the river close to the riverbed. The resort is a small eco-friendly initiative by the locals in close collaboration with Humro Home.
If you are travelling from New Jalpaiguri (NJP), by far the most important rail station in the region, the distance to Rocky Island is about 85 kms and about two hours drive. From Chalsa crossing take the north bound road and drive for 16 kms to reach Samsing Tea Garden. From here our eco-resort is further 3 kms on an unpaved road.
All vehicles can travel to our lodge here, vehicles with low ground clearance used to have problem in the past due to bad condition of the last 3 kilometers of the road. The road is however maintained now and any vehicle can travel here easily.
The nearest rail station is Chalsa (about 19 kms). However no long distance train has a halt here. A safer bet is to get down at Malbazar which is further 9 kms from Chalsa. Kanchankanya Express coming from Kolkata as well as Mahananda Express coming from Delhi has stoppage here.
On both sides of the river there are hills which are ideal for adventure treks and rock climbing. Group activities such as camping, rock climbing, trekking, river crossing etc. can be arranged at the eco-resort on advance notice. Camps can be organised on the riverbank for children groups or school / college groups here.