Gitkolbong is a virgin tourist destination located near Kalimpong in West Bengal. It is paradise for true nature lover, the village situated only 40 kms. away from Kalimpong. Meaning of the name ‘Gitkolbong’ is 'place of oak tree' in local Lepcha language, the village also inhabitant of Lepchas. You can take a small trek to the Sanabeong Organic Tea Garden, then also visit the Buddha Stupa and Gitkhola Riverside. The place is a bird watcher's paradise as well since several bird species are spotted in and around the village. This village is also famous for its cardamom plantation.
Gitkolbong is a Himalaya village hidden with lots of natural beauty on the way to Lava from Loleygaon, only 8 km from Lava. Village homestay is only mode of accommodation in Gitkolbong. The homestay offers 3 rooms with all basic facilities. All rooms are enough spacious and cozy with attached western bath maximum 8 people can be accommodated. Provided food is basic and tasty local cuisine. You can make short 1.5 km trek to reach Gitkolbong Top, from here spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga can be seen.
The homestay has started another British styles wooden cottage type accommodation in Gitkolbong Top, for this you need to take 10 minutes of short trek, porters are available on request. Tariff starts from Rs.1200 per head per day, full board (with all meals) for both properties. Contact us or send us enquiry for booking, pick-up, drop and more information.
Nearest airport is Bagdogra (IXB) and railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP), is well connected with all major cities of India. Direct car and buses are available from Siliguri, NJP and Bagdogra to Kalimpong, distance around 65 kms from Siliguri to Kalimpong through Kalijhora, Teesta Bazar. Gitkolbong located on around 40 kms from Kalimpong, you also can take day visit to Gitkolbong from Kalimpong. You may call to you homestay owner for pick-up or drop to-from Kalimpong to Gitkolbong.
Gitkolbong can be visited throughout the year, carry enough woolen worm cloths if your are visiting in winter.