Sillery Gaon (সিলারি গাওঁ) also called as New Darjeeling a brand new village destination in Darjeeling district. This is a Himalayan hamlet, situated at 6000 ft. above sea level, and located 96 kms away from New Jalpaiguri via Kalimpong. It is a village of around 60-70 families with soft kind mentality and good hospitality. From this village fabulous view of Mt. Kanchenjunga can be seen. This village is the haven of varieties of bird species, which makes it an ideal place for birding among bird watchers. The chirping of the birds and music of the silence will refresh your mind.
Take a visit to the Damsang Fort, just 4 kms away from Sillery Gaon. The fort was built by Lepchas in 1690, but only the ruins of the fort exist now, it offers breathtaking beauty of the Silence Valley and forest. Also you can go to Ramitey Dara – located on few kms away from Sillery Gaon and offers a panoramic view of the bank of River Teesta with 14 turns. Someone also can go to Icchey Gaon or Pedong for sightseeing tour.
Homestay is only mode of accommodation at Sillery Gaon, this is an untouched village within lap of nature, and still there is no hotel in Sillery Gaon. Our associate homestay provide cozy, comfortable and safe stay at Sillery Gaon. All rooms are enough big with all basic facilities like attached bath and geyser. Always homemade organic food served with lots of care, tariff starts from Rs.800/per head per day with meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
Nearest airport is Bagdogra (IXB) and railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP), well connected with all over India with daily flights and trains. Direct car/taxi is available from Siliguri, NJP and Bagdogra. It will take around 3 ½ hrs to reach from Siliguri and distance around 90 kms through Sevoke, Kalijhora, Chitrey and Kalimpong. Shared transport like Jeep and buses are available from Siliguri to Kalimpong, then hire car for Sillery Gaon.
Sillery can be visited throughout the year except monsoon. Winter and spring (November – April is perfect time to visit Sillery Gaon.