Altitude of Reshikhola : 2,000 ft. above sea level | Coordinates - 27.1823° N, 88.6199° E
Altitude of SilleryGaon : 6,000 ft. above sea level | Coordinates - 27.1396° N, 88.5804° E
Altitude of Rishyap : 8,500 ft. above sea level | Coordinates - 27.1112° N, 88.6526° E
Pickup & Drop : Bagdogra Airport [IXB] | NJP Station | Tenzing Norgey Bus Stand, Siliguri
Reshikhola (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 during Rishikhola Tour.
Welcome to cool calm and quite Himalayan mountain village Sillery Gaon or Sillari Gaon from today's fast world! Nestled at an altitude of 6,000 ft in the Kalimpong subdivision of Darjeeling district, the place is far away from the din and bustle of the city. Sillery is a place synonymous to peace, calm and serenity. This is a place that is miles away from everything that you would want to leave behind, yet so closes to everything that you dream of.
Sillery Gaon is a destination which is popular among those who like to enjoy the charm of Mt Kanchenjunga as a backdrop of lush green deep pine forest along with different species of flora and fauna. The word 'Sillery' or 'Sillari' comes the name of a tree which grows abundant in this place. 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. Come to Sillery Gaon, Book your Sillery Gaon Tour with NatureWings – the best North Bengal Tour Operator in Kolkata.
Located at a distance of 9 km from Lava in Kalimpong district, Rishyap or Rishop is one of the most popular offbeat tourist destinations in Darjeeling. Nestled amongst the Himalayas with deep pine forest and different rare species of flora and fauna, Rishyap Package Tour is considered as one of the best options to explore the beauty of North Bengal as it offers the splendid view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and other snowcapped Himalayan mountain peaks.
There is a fascinating 3 km trek through the dense forests towards the mountain top, Tiffindara, deftly negotiating the bushes and boulders en-route. Tiffindara is the best point to view magnificent sunrise from the mountain peaks. Tourists will stop many times gasping for breath, only to be mesmerized by the enchanting beauty of the woods. Finally, they can view a complete 360-degree view of Mr. Kanchanjunga, Mt.Kharg, Kokthang, Rathung, Karoo (North, South, Dome, and Fourth), Talung, Pandim, Simvo, Narsingh, Siniolchu. At clear nights, far below, one can view the lights twinkling in the nearby towns and villages. The Village Tourism at Rishyap is around 10 years old and still enjoys the unspoiled natural beauty. NatureWings offers best nature Resort at Rishyap at topmost position from where guests can enjoy the mesmerizing Mt Kanchenjunga and other peaks from their bedside.
|Destination||Summer [March to June]||Winter [December to February]|
|Reshikhola||12° C to 20° C||5° C to 10° C|
|Sillery Gaon||11° C to 19° C||4° C to 9° C|
|Rishyap||8° C to 18° C||3° C to 8° C|
Travelling in any destination depends upon the weather conditions and tourist season. For Rishyap, SIllerygaon and Reshikhola Tour NatureWings suggest opting for the time between first week of April to July and October to end of November. Here are season wise options to book your package.
Summer - As the altitude of this places are very high (almost 2600 m), it is a perfect destination of Summer Holidays and Summer Vacation Tour. During summer the temperature varies between 18 ° C in day time to 8 °C in night. Weather is pleasant with mild temperature, chilly night, full blooms of rhododendron, and clear sky offers a magnificent view of Mt. Kanchenjungha with others Himalayan peaks with stunning view. Generally during this time morning remains clear but with the advancement of daytime sometimes it can become foggy. So, it is suggested for early rise, behold the spectacular sunrise from the Tiffindara (just 1 km trek) viewpoint.
Monsoon - Monsoon in entire North Bengal hills starts from 1st week of July and remains till end of September. It rains a lot in hills, landslides are common and possibilities to get stranded are very high. Nothing to do except staying in Home stay or Hotel and enjoying the rain with hot tea or coffee. So unless you are monsoon lover, NatureWings will not suggest you for North Bengal Tour Booking in Monsoon.
Winter - Generally winter in North Bengal hills starts a little early like November and extends till 1st half of March. Winter in Rishyap is biting. You can experience 6 °C in daytime to 0°C at night. If, you can cope with that you can obviously Travel Rishyap, SilleryGaon and Resikhola during winter.
As per suggestions of NatureWings Autumn (October to November) is the BEST season for Rishyap Tour. Between ends of October to 1st week of January you can get 100% crystal clear sky and can behold the magnificent and gorgeous Mt. Kanchenjungha at handpicked distance. It will be an everlasting experience which NatureWings guaranteed.
|Places From||Places To||Distance|
|NJP||Sillery Gaon||3 hr 38 min (93.9 km) via NH10|
|Bagdogra||Sillery Gaon||3 hr 41 min (97.8 km) via NH10|
|Siliguri||SilleryGaon||3 hr 29 min (88.9 km) via NH10|
|Pedong||Sillery Gaon||30 min (8.4 km) via NH 717A|
|NJP||Rishyap||3 hr 18 min (105.3 km) via NH 717A|
|Bagdogra [IXB]||Rishyap||3 hr 29 min (113.6 km) via NH 717A|
|Siliguri||Rishyap||3 hr 18 min (104.7 km) via NH 717A|
|Lamahatta||Rishyap||2 hr 32 min (61.3 km) via Rishi Rd|
|Chatakpur||Rishyap||3 hr 46 min (88.9 km) via Rishi Rd|
|Kolakham||Rishyap||47 min (13.2 km) via NH 717A|
|Lava||Rishyap||1 hr 29 min (40.0 km) via NH 717A|
|NJP||Reshikhola||3 hr 47 min (106.4 km) via NH10|
|SilleryGaon||Reshikhola||1 hr 31 min (30.0 km) via NH 717A|
|Reshikhola||Rishop||1 hr 54 min (43.9 km) via NH 717A|
|Sillery Gaon||Rishop||1 hr 9 min (23.3 km) via NH 717A|
Meet and Greet at NJP / IXB / Bus stand and proceed towards Reshikhola (or Rishi Khola alias Rishikhola) - a small valley situated on the bank of the river Reshi at an altitude of 2,000 ft 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. Overnight stay at Reshikhola.
After Breakfast start for Ariter Sightseeing :
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.Tourists can enjoy boating here. It is highest lake in Sikkim with boating facility.
Proceed towards SilleryGaon after the sightseeing is over.
SilleryGaon or Sillari Gaon 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. Overnight stay at Sillery Gaon.
Early mornning enjoy the sunrise from Ramitey View Point and take a short trek to Damsung Fort and Tinchuley View Point.
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.
After breakfast proceeds towards Rishop. Rishop/Rishop is the most popular offbeat destination in Darjeeling nestled amongst the Himalayas with deep pine forest and different rare species of flora and fauna. Nowadays, Rishyap / Rishop is considered one of the best tourist destinations in Darjeeling. Located at a distance of 9km from Lava, Rishyap / Rishop offers a splendid view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and other snow capped mountain peaks.
The rest of the day is free to experience the serenity of nature in Rishop. Overnight stay at Rishop.
Early Morning visit Tiffindara.
TiffinDara:3 Km uphill soft trek to Tiffindara through dense forest is a memorable experience for every tourist in Rishyap / Rishop. Guests from kids to seniur citizen must visit this Tiffindara for a complete 360-degree view of Mr. Kanchanjunga, Mt.Kharg, Kokthang, Rathung, Kabroo (North, South, Dome, andFourth), Talung, Pandim, Simvo, Narsingh, Siniolchu. The path through bushesand trees towards Tifindara through the deep silent forest of Pine, Birch, Fir,and Orchids following the chirps of birds will lead you there and the guest will forget all the tiredness when you reach Tiffindara.
After breakfast proceed towards Lolegaon a small tiny village, located in the Kalimpong Sub-Division of Darjeeling District and one of the most beautiful places in the Darjeeling village tourism. One can cover this place on foot in barely a couple of minutes! Tourist will be blessed by a giant statue of Lord Buddha in the Eco-Tourism Park when you enter Lolegaon.
You can also visit Charkol from Lolegaon and experience Canopy walk.
Canopy Walk: The most beautiful attraction of Lolegaon is the canopy walk - it is a dense forest with a walking trail and part of the trees have been joined together to form a 75-meter longcanopy. It is a lovely walk through the forests - the chirping birds, buzzing insects and fleeting butterflies, the shades of dark and light as the sunbarely made its way thru the dense forests and above all the smell of the jungle - all will add an aroma to your entire trip and the revelations are slow and full of surprises, the idea behind a walk maybe to simply explore atrail, or maybe to get a feel of the jungle. or to climb on top of the cliff you have been eyeing for long days. Guests can follow the birds while the kids collect dry leaves for their scrap books.
Charkol: The Nature gifted all its wealth to Charkol, a small hamlet located on the edge of the Himalayan mountain at an altitude of 5000ft. Surrounded by the deep and moist forest of the huge pine, Cypress, Oak, Shal, and Rhododendrons Charkol offers a splendid view of the mighty Mt Kanchanjunga. The sweet melody of rare birds including Blue FrontalRedstart, Indian Robin, Green Beaked Tit, Pipit, Ashley Prinia will accompany you throughout the journey towards Charkol.
Rest of the day is free for personal enjoyment. Overnight stay at Rishop.
After breakfast proceed towards NJP Station with sweet memory of your Rishop Tour with SilleryGaon and Reshikhola.
→ All transfers in an exclusive non-ac vehicle (NJP to NJP).
→ Accommodation in best properties in mention places.
→ Meal Plan as per customer requirement
→ Entry Fee
→ All items which are not included in inclusion list
→ Any personal expenses
→ Extra Bed
→ Train & Air Fare
→ Laundry, Tips, phone call, Porter
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.
Samthar Plateau → Lava is the hot spot for trekking lovers in Samthar Platue. All trekking in this mountainous and densely conifer forest trails start from just a few km from Lava which is considered as the base of the trekking route.
Lava Monastery → The Lava Monastery, which is also known as the Lava Jamgyong Kongtrul Monastery is one of the prime attractions in Lava trip. The tranquility of this place heals the soul and mind of the travelers.
Changey Waterfalls → Just 12 km away from the Lava, this exquisite waterfall is gushing down the high mountains is another attraction during Lava Lolegaon Tour.
Lolegaon Eco-Park → A small hamlet enclosed by some local shops and food stall where you can taste some authentic local cuisine and can buy some local grown fresh vegetables.
Heritage Forest → A stroll along the foggy forest densely populated with conifers, oak and cypress with chirping of birds is a great experience.
Lolegaon Canopy Walk → It is the most attractive outdoor activities in Lolegaon Trip. It is a 180 meters long canopy bridge hanging from trees gives you the best view of the forestry surroundings when you walk on the canopy. It's such an experience that can't be described in words unless you feel it.
Jhandi Dara Viewpoint → From this viewpoint in Lolegaon, on a fine clear day Mt. Kanchenjungha and other Himalayan peaks can be clearly visible.
The best time to visit Rishyap along with Reshikhola and SilleryGaon is between 1st weeks of November to 1st week of December i.e. 1 month. During this time only you can get 100% cloud and fog free crystal clear wide range of Mt. Kanchenjungha and others peak as well. NatureWings suggest that except monsoon, i.e. July to Sptember, all months guests can travel this destination.
The places that can travel nearby are :
Steel Bridge Jogighat
Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary
Rishyap has some best Homestays in and around. Let's know some of them:
Lovely Home Stay, Rishyap
Address: Main Road, Rishop, West Bengal 734319
Kanchan view Homestay, Rishop
Address: Near Mandir, Lava, Kalimpong, Rishop, West Bengal 734319
Neora Valley Retreat, Rishop
Address: Rishop Rd, Rishop, West Bengal 734319
Neora Valley Jungle Camp, Rishop
Address: Kolakham, Village, Lingsaykha Khasmahal, West Bengal 734319
Snow View Resort, Rishap
Address: Lava Rd, Rishop, West Bengal 734319
New Mountain Resort Homestay, Rishyap
Address: Ladam Khasmahal Upper Rabek Rishop, Kalimpong, West Bengal
Yankee Village Retreat, Rishyap
Address: Lava Bazaar, Darjeeling, Lava, West Bengal 734319
Green Peak Residency, Rishyap
Address: 4M53+J8V, Rishop, West Bengal 734319
Generally, you will not get any running hot water in hotels / homestay in Rishyap or Reshikhola. As most of the accommodations are home stays, so modern amenities like running hot water from geyser is not available. Instead you hotel / homestay owner can provide you hot water in bucket per head.
Rishyap is one of the most serene places in North Bengal having 360 degree view of Mt. Kanchenjungha and others peak.
Rishyap can be reached in different way:
It is direct 3 hrs journey covering 110 km through the Rishi road. Cross the Coronation Bridge over Teesta River, photo shoot on the way. Drive through the endless tea garden. Before Malbazaar take diversion and proceed towards Neora Valley National Park via Gorubathan. After crossing Lava and Lava forest you will reach Rishop.
From Kalimpong you can reach Rishyap. From Kalimpong it is 32km and 2 hrs drive. The road divides at Algarah and from there a steep road goes up to Rishyap. This road is full of gravel, so bumpiness is obvious.
From Lava also you can reach Rishyap. The distance between Lava and Rishyap is only 11km. The road is also full of gravel and a steep jeep drive through the bumpy forestry path is enjoyable.
From Lava, you can trek up to Rishyap through the deep forest of pine, fur and birch. It is 4 km trek full of scenic beauty and lots of birds everywhere to welcome you throughout your trekking.
Actually it is uncertain. Though in winter temperature in Rishop some time goes down below Zero degree, hence possibilities of snowfall is 100% but not guaranteed. If you are lucky enough, obviously you can be rewarded with plenty of snowfall during tour Rishop Tour.
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