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of the best tourism destination in North Bengal around travelers. The beautiful
Himalayan town now became a district along with all city facilities. If you are
looking for cool & calm atmosphere then check below listed best 5 offbeat destinations
around Kalimpong. The town located just 2.5 to 3 hrs. distance from
Siliguri/NJP, experience number of tourist throughout the year for its climate
and natural beauties.
Daragaon is a beautiful and tranquil village
near Kalimpong, located just 14 away from Kalimpong city. Dara Gaon also known
as ‘Upper Icchey’ within local population. It is one of the best eco-tourism
destinations in Eastern Himalayan region. A superb view of Mt. Kanchenjunga can
be seen from Dara Gaon, few people also call This village as ‘Balcony of
The entire village is surrounded by
lush green forest and various flowers throughout the year. It will take hardly
30 mins. to reach Daragaon from Kalimpong. Take a small walk through the
village, there are some beautiful bungalow pattern private houses and
homestays, many unknown flowers and trees, lush greenery in a calm and quiet
atmosphere which will fascinate you.
or Kafer village is well known as Loleygaon (located about 5 K.M downhill), which is a forest
range located around 45 K.M from Kalimpong. It is a very suitable place where
you can enjoy holidays, relax mind and body in a cool and calm atmosphere with
your family. The Kaffer village is surrounded by lush green forest and thick
jungle of other different varieties of plants, trees,herbs,etc.
Kafer village offers fabulous view of
sunrise in the eastern horizon of Bhutan and plains of Dooars and the panoramic
view of full range of Kanchenjunga and its sister peaks covered with saffron
colored sun rays and a beautiful view of Kalimpong town. The sunset also will
be a glorious moment forever which can be seen from this village.
Charkhole or Charkhol is a small village near
Kalimpong, just heaven on the earth. Charkhole situated on 5,500 ft. above sea
level and distance from Lolegaon is just 15 K.M. and just 40 K.M. from Lava
(Labha). This Lepcha village is surrounded by dense forest of Pine, Sal, Oak,
cypress tree and snowcapped peaks of Mt. Kanchenjunga. A splendor view of Mt.
Kanchenjunga is available from this tiny village, although Mt. Everest is also
visible on Clear and cloudless day. Charkhole is paradise for bird lovers and
butterfly lovers, different types of birds like blue fronted redstart, Ashy
Prinia, green-backed tit Indian robin etc are common here for throughout the
year. The hill mynas are roams around Charkhole in the month of August to end
You can go to Jhandi dara view point,
very near of Charkhole to enjoy magical sunrise and sunset from the view point.
Mt. Kanchenjunga behind Kalimpong hill is on a side of this village and
Siliguri town and extensive plain of Bengal is on another side. The sparkling
lights of Siliguri main town are visible at night from village, looks like
stars. Take a tour of natural small hilly hamlets like Lolegaon, Chukhim, and
Samtahar etc. around Charkhole.
Pabong (also known as Pabung near
Charkhole) is an ideal destination for enjoying true rural life and pollution
free ecological hotspot in Kalimpong district near Darjeeling. It is one of the
best villages in Imposing Eco-tourism Circuit, which offers excellent view of
Mt. Kanchenjunga. This is also birding paradise for bird lovers, number of
birds can be seen in mountain forest, from just beyond the village. Few are
listed here like Minivet, Sunbird, Rollers, swallow, thrush, warbler etc.
will memorable for very warm local people, warmer affection. their hospitality
and lush green tea gardens. You can collect organic agricultural products, pure
honey, handicrafts made of Bamboo, organic farming of Oranges, Large Cardamoms,
Pedong 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.