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Destination Reshikhola

Reshikhola

Reshikhola

Reshikhola (or Rishi Khola alias Rishikhola)is a small valley situated on the bank of the river Reshi at an altitude of 2,000ft in the Kalimpong subdivision of Darjeeling district. Reshikhola got its name from river Reshi. In the local language, "Khola" means River. This calm and quiet place is an ideal destination to stay away from the city's madding crowd. Tourists can enjoy nature in its purest form here. The resort on the bank of the river gives the sound of a stream with a pure cool breeze that is the right choice for the nature lovers. The place is surrounded by lush green forests and mountains. Tourists can enjoy the luxury of bathing and fishing in the clear Reshi River.

Location & How to Reach:

Reshikhola (alias RishiKhola) is situated in Kalimpong subdivision of Darjeeling district and close to Pedong town.

Place from To Distance (KM) Approx Road Journey Time (In Hrs)
NJP   Reshi  120 4 hrs
Bagdogra(IXB)   Reshi  130 4 hrs
Pedong   Reshi  15 0.5 hrs
Sillery Gaon   Reshi  21 1.0 hrs
Renock   Reshi  7 30 mins
Kalimpong   Reshi  40 1.5 hrs

By Rail: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri railway station (NJP). It will take 4 hrs to reach Reshikhola by car from NJP.

By Air: : Nearest Airport is Bagdogra (IXB). By car, it will take 4hrs to reach Reshikhola from Bagdogra.

By Road:: Reshikhola can be reached from Siliguri by various hired vehicles in roughly 4hours. Nearest town- Renock, 7 km from Reshi

Accoommodation: There are no traditional hotels in Reshi. Naturewings offers its guests an exclusive Eco Nature Resort with all facilities. All rooms are provided with carpet, hot water, western-type toilet. Facilities for secure car parking are also available. The resort is just on the bank of River Reshi and you can enjoy the music of the river. Guests can also enjoy the Bar-B-Q at the river bank. NatureWings also offers a night stay in a tent for people with adventurous bent of mind.

On Demand Services: Bar-B-Q, BonFire, Camp Fire, Camping, Trekking, Fishing & Angling, Guided jungle Tour.

Climate: Summer 18°C to 30°C, winter 8°C to 15°C

Altitude: 1800 ft

Clothing & Luggage: Travel as light as possible with the least minimum clothes, toiletries, and other essential commodities. The weather of Reshi is during summer, doesn't it?t require any woolen garments. In the winter, it is moderately cool just like Kolkata weather.

Food And Drink: Drink only bottled water. Please carry your water from Pedong or Siliguri. Since this area doesn't have any single shop, it is always advisable to carry dry foods like carrying biscuits, chips, dry fruits, fruits, etc. Foreign Liquors / Alcohols are not also available in Reshi.

Health Facility & Health Precautions: It is advisable to carry specific medicines as there are no pharmacy shops in Reshi. Always carry a kit of the basic emergency medicines you might need for diarrhea, fever, etc, also carry 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 Reshi. In Reshi there is also no ATM. Please carry cash for all your transactions.

Telephone / Mobile phones: All the major mobile operator covers Reshi. However, on many occasions signals are not strong enough. It is advisable to carry mobile phones from two different mobile service providers.

AROUND RESHIKHOLA

Tourist can go for a day-trip to Aritar, Lampokhri lake and Pedong.

Aritar: Aritar is an isolated place in East Sikkim is known for its scenic beauty and nearby Lampokhri Lake. It is around 1 hr drive from Reshi Khola.

Lampokhri Lake or Aritar lake: Lampokhri is one of the oldest natural lakes in Sikkim, located at an altitude of 4600ft. Tourists can enjoy boating here. It is the highest lake in Sikkim with a boating facility. It is also around 1 hr drive from Reshikhola.

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 viewpoint, Riksum view point, etc. Pedong is around 1-hour drive from Reshikhola and it is the nearest town from ReshiKhola.