Sankos

 

Sankos Tea garden is located in the extreme eastern end of the Dooars with the state of Assam to its east , Kumargram Tea garden to its west ,the Dumpara forest and subsequently Bhutan to its south and lying above it is the Huldibari busti . The garden is connected on the railway via the Kamakhyaguri station some 32 kms away from the garden and the nearest sub-divisional town is Alipurduar at a distance of 65 kilometres . It is served by the Bagdogra airport 270 Kms away .

The garden was established in the year 1895 and owes its name to the picturesque Sankos river which flows through the eastern boundary of the garden . The name Sankos may have been derived from the words Swarn – Kosh meaning gold reserves . If Folklore is to be believed , large quantities of gold lie buried deep in the river bed.

From the past records available to the garden it can be established that the garden originally belonged to the Assam Dooars Tea company under the management of Duncan Brothers and Company . The garden remained in the charge of the Calcutta company till the end of 1977 after which Goodricke Group Ltd took over the garden.

Going through the list of managers one comes across names of Indian managers from the year 1962 when one Mr A..M Bose seved for half a decade. The longest serving managers were D.Young from 1932 to 1947 and A.G Smith from 1921 to 1932 . Other illustrious names in the list are that of Mr R.S Taragi , Mr B.Raychaudhri , Mr B.Bonnerjea and that of Mr K.S David who managed the garden from 1981 to 1984.

Address

Address: P.O New Lands
Jalpaiguri 736 205
Dist – West Bengal