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.
You can 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.
Our associate homestay 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 unforgettable sunrise.
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.Shared jeep and busses can be availed from Siliguri to Kalimpong and fare would around Rs.150. after reaching Kalimpong take a car to Pedong it will take around 1 hr to reach.
Pedong can be visited throughout the year for cool and calm weather, but best time is October to April.