Welcome to cool calm and quite Himalayan mountain village SilleryGaon or Sillari Gaon from today's fast world!! The place is also known New Darjeeling Far away from the din and bustle of the city, Sillery is a place synonymous to peace, calm and serenity We promise you a completely different experience. we promise you a place that is miles away from everything that you would want to leave behind, yet so close to everything that you dream of.
Sillery is a newly discovered offbeat destination which is popular among those who like to enjoy the charm off Mt Kanchenjunga as a backdrop of lush green deep pine forest along with different species of flora and fauna. The village is nestled at an altitude of 6000ft in the Kalimpong subdivision of Darjeeling district. The word 'Sillery' or 'Sillari' comes the name of a tree which grows abundant in this place. The ancient silk route, which went through Pedong, is only 6km away from Sillerygaon. At Sillery you can feel that you are in the midst of nature far away from the maddening life of cities. During sunrise Mt Kanchenjunga can be seen very clearly from here, which makes it an ideal location for photography.
Location & How to Reach:
Sillery Gaon (alias Sillari Gaon) is situated in Kalimpong subdivision of Darjeeling district and close to Pedong town.
|Place from||To||Distance (KM)||Approx Road Journey Time (In Hrs)|
By Rail: Nearest railway is New Jalpaiguri railway Station (NJP). It will take 4 hrs to reach Sillery Gaon by car from NJP.
By Air: Nearest Airport is Bagdogra (IXB). By car it will take 4hrs to reach Sillery Gaon from Bagdogra.
By Road: Sillery Gaon can be reached from Siliguri by various hired vehicle in roughly 4hours.
Nearest town: Pedong, 6 km from Sillery Gaon
Accoommodation: There are no traditional hotels in Sillery. Naturewings offers their guests an exclusive Eco Nature Resort with a home stay flavor. The resort offers Mt. Kachanjunga view from all rooms and an excellent night illumination view of Gangtok city. They can enjoy the products from the farm fresh like milk , Chicken etc.
On Demand Services: Bar-B-Q , BonFire , Camp Fire , Camping , Trekking , Fishing & Angling , Guided jungle Tour .
Climate: Summer 8°C to 20°C, winter 0°C to 15°C
Altitude: 6000 ft
Clothing & Luggage: Travel as light as possible with least minimum clothes, toiletries and other essential commodities. The weather of Sillery during summer requires light woolen garments. In winter, heavy woolen is required.
Food And Drink: Drink only bottled water. Please carry your water from Pedong, or Siliguri. Since this area doesnâ€™t have any single shop, it is always advisable to carry dry foods like carry biscuits, chips, dry fruits, fruits etc. Foreign Liquors / Alcohols are not also available in Sillery.
Health Facility & Health Precautions: It is advisable to carry specific medicines as there are no pharmacy shops in Sillery. Always carry a kit of the basic emergency medicines you might need for diarrhea, fever etc, band aids and an antiseptic ointment. The nearest health facility /medicine shop is available at Pedong/Rehnock.
Card Payment & ATM: Credit/Debit Card is not accepted in Sillery. In Sillery there is also no ATM. Please carry cash for all your transactions.
Telephone / Mobile phones: All major mobile operator covers Sillery. However, in many occasions signals are not strong enough. It is advisable to carry mobiles phones from two different mobile service providers.
Tourist can go for either soft trek to the following places or a day-trip to Aritar, Lampokhri Lake and Pedong.
Ramitey View Point : A soft trek to Ramitey, the longest view point of river Teesta, close to 14 turns of Testa at a glance. This is around 30 mins soft trek from Sillery Gaon. Most of the road is also motorable and beauty of this road towards Ramitey is through deep forest and along with the Mt. Kanchenjunga
Tinchuley Top : Tourists can also go for another soft trek to Tinchuley View Point. Tinchuley is famous for a perfect 360 degree angle view of the surrounding majestic mountains, including Mt. Kanchenjunga.
Damsang Fort : It is the fort of last Lepcha King and the only fort in the hills of Darjeeling and Sikkim. A Soft Trek of around 45 mins to 1 hr will lead to Damsang Fort.
Aritar : Aritar an isolated place in East Sikkim is known for its scenic beauty and nearby Lampokhri Lake. It is around 1.5 hr drive from Sillery.
Lampokhri Lake : Lampokhri is one of the oldest natural lakes in Sikkim, located at an altitude of 4600ft.Tourist can enjoy boating here. It is highest lake in Sikkim with boating facility. It is also around 1.5 hr drive from Sillery Gaon.
Pedong : Pedong one of the oldest towns in historic Silk Route located at an altitude of 5000ft on the Kalimpong Algarah road. At Pedong you can explore Damsung fort, Pedong Monastery, Tinchule view point, Riksum view point etc. Pedong is around 30 mins drive from Sillery Gaon and it is nearest town from Sillery Gaon.