Rishop (রিশপ) is
a glamorous Lepcha village under Kalimpong sub-division of Darjeeling district,
situated on around 7,710 ft. above sea level. ‘Ri’ means hill-top and ‘shyap’
means the ancient tree in Nepali language. Distance from Siliguri around 101
K.M via Kalimpong and distance from Kalimpong only 25 K.M. Rishop is only 5 K.M
away from Lava by trekking route and 12 K.M. by car.
is about ever sparkling Mt. Kanchenjunga on the sky and lots of small village
houses throug the mountains, treasures of natural beauty just 25 K.M away from
Kalimpong city. On the one hand of Rishop has number of famous snowcapped peaks
including Mt. Kabru, Singalila Ranges, and on another side Neora Valley
National Park and mountainside of Reche La pass. The sun and clouds are playing
across the valley, partial view of Nathula range is visible from Rishop.
Take an early morning rise and go to ‘Tiffindara’ viewpoint by 1.5 K.M
uphill trekking to be witness of a great sunrise. Spend at least minimum two
days here to feel the charm and lovely view of Rishop.
homestay dining area
Number of private
hotels and Homestays are available in Rishyap, see bellow list for best
accommodation in Rishyap at hotels, resorts and homestays.
Valley Of Flowers Resort: They provide complete peace of mind for your
vacation in Rishyap, located at fine location surrounded by lush green, with hygienic
room and attached bath. Tariff starting with Rs.1100 to Rs.1600 per person per
Rs.350/ per head
Rs.450/ per head
Paradise Vila: Nice and cozy rooms with breathtaking views
of surrounding area and mouthwatering foods.
Nearest railway stations are New Jalpaiguri (NJP) and New
Mal junction (NMZ),
distance from NJP around 104 K.M and Rishyap only 60 away from Malbazar (New
Mal). Regular train service is available from all around India to New
Jalpaiguri. Kanchankanya Express connects Malbazar with Kolkata, this
strain runs on daily basis between Kolkata to Alipurduar through New Mal.
Nearest domestic airport is Bagdogra (IXB), well connected with all major
cities of India. Exclusive cars are available from airport, Siliguri and New
Jalpaiguri to Rishyap. You can contact us or send an enquiry for pick-up and
drop. Shared transportation also available from Kalimpong to Lava, then
rent a car from Lava to Rishyap. Anybody can reach Kalimpong by shared jeep and
bus from Siliguri, regular bus service available from North Bengal bus stand.
Rishyap can be visited throughout the year,
but best time to visit Rishyap is autumn (October to November) and in summer
(March to May). Winter is so chilly, sometimes temperature goes down under 00 C carry adequate warm clothes.