Sevoke (also known as Sevok or Sivok) is a town near Siliguri in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal, India. It is a part of Dooars. It is a hill station in which one can go to enjoy nature. Green hills, floras, monkey and lots of view points are really enjoyable. Many army and BSF camps are located in the area. The Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in this area. National Highway 31 passes through the town. NH 31A connects this town to Gangtok.
Although it has its own railway station, on the New Jalpaiguri-Alipurduar-Samuktala Road Line, the nearest major railway junction is at New Jalpaiguri. The nearest airport is the Bagdogra airport 23 km away. Sevoke is located on the way to Gangtok/Kalimpong and Dooars on the NH 31 from Siliguri.
New Sikkim Railway Project
A new railway line project from Sevoke to Rangpo in Sikkim has been announced which is expected to be completed in 2015.
• Sikkim Railway Project
• Sikkim Railway Link
The joint inspection survey for the railway link with regard to finalisation of stations and terminal stations in the State was conducted at Rangpo in East Sikkim, where representatives from the Northeast Frontier Railways, Army and State Government officials were present.
During the meet, it was revealed that the new locational survey showing the stretch of rail route to about 44.39 km starting from Sevoke in West Bengal to Rangpo had been completed and that the report for the same have been put forward to the Railway Board for sanction.
Railway lines would be laid only after this survey is approved by the Railway Boards. As per the survey of 44.39-km stretch, 32 km will fall under tunnel. “The tunnel proposed is about 14 and out of which it is learnt that 3 - 4 tunnels would consist of more than 4 km in length,” the officials said.
With regard to the second phase of connectivity for a stretch of 69 km connecting Rangpo to Bhusuk, the preliminary engineering traffic (PET) survey has been completed. Here, the survey team has proposed two more stations – one near Saramsa Garden / Chota Singtam and the other at just beyond Bhusuk Junior High School area.
It is learnt that the train ferrying State would have stoppages at Rangpo main junction, Singtam, Nimtar, Chota Singtam / Saramsa station and Bhusuk.
In the second phase, the inspecting team will be working with nodal departments especially in areas where the rail route passes through forest land and private holdings.
The Coronation Bridge, also known as the Sevoke Bridge, in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India, spans across the Teesta River, connecting the districts of Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri. National Highway 31 runs across it. It was named to commemorate the coronation of King George VI in 1937 and was completed in 1941 at a cost of Rs 4 lakhs. The foundation stone of the bridge was laid by John Anderson, the then Governor of Bengal in 1937. Locals call the bridge Baghpool, meaning tiger bridge, because of the two lion statues (bagh actually means tiger) at one entrance of the bridge. John Chambers, the last British executive Engineer of the Darjeeling Division Public Works Department (PWD), carried out the design, drawing and planning of the bridge. Messrs J.C. Gammon, from Bombay, was the contractor. The bridge was built on the cantilever system. Since it was not possible to obtain support from the Teesta river bed due to the depth and current of water, the entire bridge was supported by a fixed arch, which had its two ends fixed on rock layers on either side of the river.
Institutions in Sevoke
Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sevoke Road established in 1981, is situated at Sevoke Road 6 km. away from Siliguri. It has its own big and charming building, a rich library, well equipped laboratories, play grounds amidst its natural scenic beauty on the lap of Himalaya. It has also been recommended to be converted into Model School as well as Smart School. Under the dynamic leadership of the Principal Mr. P Viswa Kiran and members of the Staff this Vidyalaya has gained a lot of prestige and acquired reputation in North Bengal.
Hotels in Sevoke
The Cindrella Hotel, Siliguri
The Eastern Himalaya region of Siliguri, Darjeeling, Sikkim and Dooars is the most scenic and untouched part of the Himalayas. With wild green forests, towering mountain peaks, sandy beaches of the Teesta and Rangeet rivers, it offers opportunities for a wide range of tourism activities.
The Cindrella Hotel in Siliguri is the leading 4 star facility hotel cum resort of the town. “AMRAPALI” their multi-cuisine vegetarian restaurant, where the spell is warm, charming and very relaxed serves Indian, Chinese, South Indian & Continental cuisine. They promise an unforgetable experience in speciality traditional Indian cuisine.
“SIZZLER”, a discotheque for private parties. Equipped with latest DJ equipment and mind blowing music, this place is ideal for old & young alike.
"PATIO", a roof top with a difference. Enjoy the sun along with your drinks in an open air environment.
Hotel Embassy, Siliguri
Hotel Embassy in Siliguri is one of the premier economy hotels in the city. The hotel is located right in the heart of the city which makes it the preferred choice. They cater to the needs of both the leisure as well as the business travelers and have proved to be one of the most popular hotels to stay in. The property is conveniently located in the heart of the city and is a great respite to travelers who take up Siliguri as a base to tour the other beautiful regions around. The famous Hong - Kong market is just a stone throw away from the hotel. Major shopping and trading zones are a minutes walk from the hotel.
Hotel Orbit, Siliguri
Orbit Airport hotel offers you a pleasant & comfort stay with superb hospitality , 'Stay Smart' at the newly built Orbit Airport hotel located just 1 Km from Bagdogra Airport away from the city crowd in calm & cool atmosphere. All the facility nearby with a world class shopping and leisure centre at the city centre. Orbit Airport hotel has got 16 rooms with all view rooms. Flying into the Orbit Airport Hotel, take advantage of our free shuttle to and from Bagdogra Airport. With fully renovated guest rooms, and over 2,000 square feet of banquet and meeting facilities, this property is the perfect choice for both business and pleasure. For your pallet our Multi cuisine restaurant Pavilion is severing all the delicacies from the expert chef with a world class.
Royal Sarovar Premeire, Siliguri
Blessed with splendid natural surroundings, Siliguri is an important hub of transport, education and business in northeastern India. This is the spot from where tourists head towards Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Gangtok. While the verdant landscapes mesmerise the travellers, Royal Sarovar Premiere offers comfort to travellers to this wonderful city. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a comfortable stay in the company of nature. On relaxed evenings, the Cosmos mall in the neighbourhood has a wonderful array of retail outlets of well-known brands.