Pedong (পেডং) is a popular tourist destination in North Bengal near
Kalimpong. This is a place with a very beautiful scenery and blend of culture,
history and nature wherein a traveler can have a true genuine experience. It is
located at 20 kms away from Kalimpong
town on about 4000 ft. above sea level. Pedong also offers remarkable panoramic
view of mighty Kanchenjunga and nearby Himalayan ranges. It is situated on
historical Silk-Route, that was connected India with Tibet through Jelepla
Pass. Number of popular destinations like Kalimpong, Loley Gaon, Lava, Rishop, Aritar are easily
accessible from Pedong, average travel time is 1 hrs from Pedong.
take a day trip to Damsang Gadi (The Damsang fort) – is only fort in entire
Darjeeling district. The historical fort was built in 1690 AD by the Lepcha
King. Your next stop is Cross Hill - It is a perfect sunset point, located at
such a point from where the view of the mountains is magnificent. From here one
can get a glimpse of Tibet or Chinese border. Next visit Sangchen Dorjee Monastery,
which was built around the early 1700 AD. Chyam Dance or the Buddhist Mask
dance is also held here annually, it attracts number of foreign tourists.
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in Pedong is located amidst the solitude of nature at 5100 feet. Here, tourists
leave themselves into the solitude of calm and cool ambiance. You will wake up
at the chirp of hilly birds, best gift of Pedong for its tourists is the spell
bounding and breathtaking view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and the golden gleam of
The spacious Home Stay
has Deluxe Bed Rooms for guests, all of them come with queen size beds and
attached bathrooms, and are very tastefully decorated and designed. All rooms
allow guests to enjoy some privacy in their own verandas. Guests have ample
space to take walks and sit by the shade of trees in the property. You can also
request your host to arrange short guided treks for you.
Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP), regular
train service available from rest of India. Direct car/taxi is available from
NJP, Siliguri and Malbazar to Pedong. Distance from Kalimpong about 20 kms,
from Darjeeling around 70 kms. Pedong located around 90 kms away from Siliguri.
Pedong can be visited throughout the year for cool and calm weather, but
best time is October to April.