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 lies within Silk Route Tour. 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.
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|Place from||To||Distance (KM)||Approx Road Journey Time (In Hrs)|
|Sillery Gaon||Reshi||21||1.0 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
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 doesn’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.
|Sl No||Hotel Name||Tariff From||Tariff To|
|1.||Reshi River Resort(Homestay)||900 (per head/ per day, including Fooding and Lodging)||1200 (per head/ per day, including Fooding and Lodging)|
|2.||Banalata Retreat(Homestay)||900 (per head/ per day, including Fooding and Lodging)||1200 (per head/ per day, including Fooding and Lodging)|
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.