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Suntalekhola or Suntaley Khola (also Suntaleykhola) is a small village and a tourist spot in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal.The altitude of the place ranges from 650 m to 950 m. It gets it name from a small stream; Suntaley Khola. In Nepali Suntaley means orange and khola means stream. There are WBFDC cottages for the tourist to reside. Several trek routes originates from Suntalekhola, out of which most of the trek routes are within the Neora Valley National Park which is loacted adjacent to this place. It is known for its beautiful landscape with green tea gardens, hills and forests, which attracts a lot of tourists. One can spot different species of birds like Pond Heron, Black Eagle, Hill Partridge, Red-vented Bulbul, Ashy Wood Pigeon, Bronzed Drongo, White-throated Fantail, Blue Rock Thrush, Scarlet Minivet and Common Green Magpie. Many locals are associated with tourism related business.

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