Sillery Gaon - Kalimpong Tour Package
Sillery Gaon Kalimpong Tour : Sillery Gaon :: 02 Nights - Rishi Khola :: 01 Night - Kolakham :: 02 Nights - Kalimpong :: 01 Night - Rishop :: 01 Night ⇒ 07 Nights - 08 Days
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► Sillery Gaon :
Situated at an altitude of 6000 ft in Kalimpong subdivision of Darjeeling hills Sillery Gaon – a pristine village is an ideal place to escape from bustling city life. Sillery – the name derived from a plant which grows in abundant in this part of the Himalayas. The area is also has a Cinchona plantation which was introduced by the former British rulers as a source of Quinine. Sillery Gaon offers the majestic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and other surrounding snow peaks.
Sillery Gaon has always a soothing weather and it makes the place an all season visiting place except monsoon. The village is surrounded by tall pine trees and the only interruption is the chirping sounds of birds. The location of Sillery Gaon is unique and from here anyone can see almost 180 degree view of the Himalayas – as Nepal on the west, Sikkim on the north and east and Bengal on its south.
⇒ Places to Visit in Sillery Gaon / Activities in Sillery Gaon / Sightseeing in Sillery Gaon
Ramitey View Point :
Ramitey View Point is just 3 km away from Sillery Gaon and can be accessed either by vehicle or trekking. Ramitey View Point offers the breathtaking view of Mt. Khanchendzonga and its neighbouring snow clad peaks along with the longest view point of river Teesta...
Tinchuley View Point / Tichuley Top :
A stiff uphill 30 mts trek is enough to reach Tinchuley View Point or Tinchuley Top offers a magnificent 360 degree view of the Himalayan ranges along with the guardian of all hills – Mt. Kanchenjunga. On a clear day Nathula Pass and Jelep la are visible from here.
Damsang Fort :
An one hour trek from Sillery Gaon covering around 4 km leads the road to the nearly ruined Damsang fort. This fort which had been built in 1690 by Lepcha Kingdom was the nerve centre of ethnic violence between Lepchas and Bhutias...
Silent Valley :
Silent Valley is another interesting place to visit in Sillery Gaon. A vast tract of green pasture is surrounded by tall pine trees and only sound is chirping of birds resembles Switzerland
Cross Hill :
Cross hill is located at a vantage point, where in the view of the mountain is simply glorious. On any clear day Tibet is clearly visible from here and it’s a perfect sunset point.
► Rishikhola :
Rishikhola or Reshikhola – is a very small settlement , located at the border of West Bengal and Sikkim states along the banks of river Rishi in the Kalimpong district. Rishikhola is just 2000 ft above the sea-level and is one of the perfect places for Nature-lovers, Leisure - tourists and Adventure - seekers. As Rishikhola comes on the famous Old-Silk-Route, people visiting the Old-Silk-Route often stay a night before moving towards high altitude places.
► Rishop :
Rishyap or occasionally pronounced Rishop is a small Lepcha hamlet situated at an altitude of 8100 ft above the sea level in Kalimpong Hill. Rishop is a nature’s paradise. The unspoiled village is surrounded by forests of Pine, Birch, Fir and Orchids. The reasons for Rishyap’s attraction are the abundant nature, chirping of numerous known and unknown birds and the majestic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
• Places to visit in Rishop
► Sunrise Point or Tiffin Dara :
Sunrise Point or popularly known as Tiffin Dara is just 3 kms from Rishop. It can be reached by a fascinating uphill trek through dense forest negotiating bushes and boulders. But it’s worth visiting. This is the best point of the region to see the Majestic Himalaya. Apart from magnificent view of sunrise on Mt. Kanchenjuga and its neighbouring peaks Tiffin Dara offers the overwhelming 300 degrees view of snowcapped Himalayas .
► Kolakham :
Kolakham, a small picturesque village Kolakham offers a majestic view of mighty Kanchenjunga, the world third highest peak along with its adjoining peaks, ie. Kabru, Kabru Dome, Pandim, Siniolchu etc. stand high on the north western sky. Lava with its monastery along with Rishyap are distinctly visible and Nathula is a distant view from the village. Number of mountain ranges creates numerous valleys which are mesmerizing. And never ending lush green of Neora Valley forest makes Kolakham is one of the most coveted places to visit in Darjeeling district.
• Places to visit in Kolakham :
► Changey Water Falls :
Another major attraction of Kolakaham is Changey water falls, which is 6 kms away from the village. Journey through the virgin forest along with the magnificent view of mighty Kanchenjunga is really exiting. For enjoying the beauty of Changey water falls, a 900 ft walking trail to be managed from the last motorable point. Waterfall driving down around 400 ft to reach its end point to make itself one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Darjeeling hills.
► Neora Valley National Park :
Neora Valley National Park is enriched by its amazing bi-diversity of endangered species of plants, animals and birds.Neora Valley forest is a home of the Red Panda, the Musk Deer and the Clouded Leopard apart from Leopard, Bison etc. which are regularly seen wild lives.
Adventurous enthusiastic can go for hiking in the forest of course with all cautions as the chances of meeting wild animals are very high. For following more adventurous trails, it is always advisable to go along with a experienced guide.
► Kalimpong :
Placed at the height of 4,100 ft of the Himalayas, with its friendly weather Kalimpong can be visited anytime during the year. This peaceful city of flower once overshadowed by Darjeeling is now one of the most desired destinations in Eastern Himalayas for nature lovers, holiday tourists or the people who want to enjoy a peaceful holiday.
• Places to visit in Kalimpong / Kalimpong Local sightseeing
► Deolo Hill or Delo :
Deolo Hill is the highest point of Kalimpong and it located at the North East of the town. The Deolo hill top is beautifull decorated with a men made park built for the purpose of recreation for the visitors which features exotic flowers.
Durpin Dara is a observatory point and one of the two hills ( another one is Deolo Hill) connected by a ridge on which Kalimpong town is situated. Durpin Dara is about 3 kms away and located south-east of the town commands an awe – inspiring view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and other snow capped Himalayan peaks. Panoramic view of Kalimpong town with Darjeeling and Sikkim hills, lush green vallies, icy rivers such as Teesta, Riang and Relli, distance view of Jelep-La offer a breath taking experience.
► Golf Course :
Kalimpong Golf Course is located on the way to Durpin Dara , is just below off the summit. It’s a beautiful 9 hole Golf Course and worth visiting.
► Kalimpong Monastery :
Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang Monastery or Kalimpong Monastery is located on the top of Durpin Dara was built in the mid seventies and consecrated by the Dalai Lama belongs to the yellow hut sect of Lamas. This Gompa is finely decorated by impressive wall paintings with a rare three dimensional Mandala upstairs.
► Dr. Graham’s Home :
Lower part of the Deolo Hill boasts with an unique creation – Dr. Graham’s Home, a famous school. This school was established by a Scottish Missionary – Rev. Dr. John Anderson Graham in 1900 with a mere six orphans. Dr. Graham came to Kalimpong during the last decade of Nineteen Century and began focusing his attention on teaching the under privilege children. He set up an orphanage cum school for destitute Anglo Indian children.
Spending sometime in a day to visit the School Campus, The Chapel or spending the time with School Children is really enthralling.
► Mangal Dham
Mangal Dham was constructed in 1996 in memory of late Guru Shree Mangal Dasji and is devoted to Lord Krishna. Mangal Dham is a splendid work of architecture and is considered one of the most beautiful temples in India.
► Flower Nursery :
Kalimpong is called the "City of Flower" as the climate of this city is ideal for the cultivation for flower and plants. Kalimpong is produced 80% of India’s Gladioli and having numerous nurseries which produce and export exotic flowers like Roses, Gerberas, Dahlias, Amaryllis Lillies etc. Kalimpong is also produced some beautiful varieties of Orchids and Cacti. During the season entire hills are on fire with a riot of colours. There are some famous flower nurseries here in Kalimpong which are worth visiting with a very nominal price.
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