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The most elegant resort in Sillerygaon at the best location amidst 180* view of Mt.Kanchanjung and its range from the lush green valley of Sillerygaon Retreat.

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Sillery Gaon

Nestled among the lush green hills and Forest of Sillery Gaon, calm and peaceful setting in the lap of nature far from the hustle and bustle of city life. Admist many towering mountains where magical mists like divine dragon rise from the deep forests, here the earth is an up-child heaven.

Sillery Gaon is a small hamlet located close to Pedong in West Bengal. Nestled at a height of 6000 ft, total of about 30 families live in this village. The place offers magnificent views of Mt. Kanchendzonga along with its ranges. The ranges are rewardly experienced with the effects of colour owing to dispersion of light. Every house in this village has a flower garden in its front. In the distance one can see the Sikkimese town and the River Teesta flowing through the curves of the hills. There is no market in Sillery Gaon. One can visit Pedong and its attractions from here by car.

Sillery Gaon is a new tourist destination in Darjeeling Eco Tourism map. It is 6 kms. from Pedong under Kalimpong Sub Division. For lodging” Home Stays” are available here.

Nearby Cities: Kalimpong Town, lava, Pedong, Rongly.

Coordinates: 27°8'23"N 88°34'49"E

Sillery Gaon (now a days known as New Darjeeling) is a small village in Darjeeling district. It is situated at the height of about 6000ft. This village is in the lap of Himalayan Mountain range. The name 'Sillery' means a kind of plants grows in abundance in the region.

This village houses around 30 families for whom agriculture and daily-working was a way of life. Now tourism is slowly becoming their alternative profession. This unique village is nearly 99 kms. from New Jalpaiguri. The scenic beauty of green forest, pine trees, cloud, mist and Kanchendzonga takes your mind to another world. Many different kinds of birds and herbs make this place a regular attraction for biologists.

Home stay atmosphere created by the warm and simple hearted villagers as a host makes you emotionally connected with everything. They prepare delicious food that you will remember for days.

So be ready to explore this small heaven which is waiting for you with all its mystic beauty. Best season to visit anytime except monsoon.

Best Time to Visit

The place attracts tourists throughout the year. However, it is better to avoid the rainy season. In the winters, you would get an excellent view of the entire range of Mt. Kanchendzonga.

Lodging and Dining Facilities

Decent home stay is offered in Sillery Gaon, which comes with furnished rooms, an attached Western bath and basic necessities like electricity,generator, wheel chair access , hot water, transport arrangement facilities and guides for local treks. Sillery Gaon is a very small village and the home stay facility overlooks the village, the forests and Mt. Kanchendzonga. Food here is essentially home cooked and completely fresh.

How to Reach

By Bus: Pedong can be reached from Siliguri or Kalimpong by bus. From Pedong one can reach Sillery Gaon by car.

By Car: You can also get hired cars from New Jalpaiguri to get to Sillery Gaon directly. You need to drive for about 30 minutes to reach Sillery Gaon from Pedong. Alternatively, you can hire car from Kalimpong to Sillery Gaon .

Distance from Sillery Gaon

West Bengal

Sikkim

Bagdogra - 102 kms.

Lava - 25 kms.

Siliguri - 92 kms.

Gangtok - 96 kms

NJP - 99 kms

Rhenock - 27 kms.

Kalimpong - 25 kms.

Zuluk - 75 kms.

Darjeeling - 79 kms.

 

Pedong - 8 kms.

 

Reshi Khola - 21 kms.

 

Rongli - 42 kms.

 

Some Useful Information

1. One can visit Sillery Gaon throughout the year except monsoon months.

2. It is very cold there during winter months; so, carry adequate warm clothes if you intend to visit in winter.

3. Be prepared for leech-kisses in the forest in wet session.

Places to See in Sillery Gaon

Sillery Gaon actually located in a very good position from where many popular and off beat destinations can be covered in and around West Bengal and Sikkim. For short trip, walking, light trekking you have option for Ramitey View Point (for literally breath taking view of Mount Kanchendzongha range and 14 turns of river Teesta). Tinchule View Point (awesome view point of mountains and valleys). Damsang Fort (the fort of last Lepcha King. Again a very good place to visit, on the way towards the fort one can experience some really good views of mountains and adjoining forest). Those who are interested in trekking can visit Damsang Fort ruins to/fro4 km from the village. You can conclude your day tour by savoring the exquisite beauty of the Silence Valley, a small forest area with grassy land, offering the ultimate serenity.



Nearby Attractions of Sillery Gaon

Pedong

Sillery Gaon is surrounded by Kalimpong Pedong, Rishi khola and Aritar. A major attraction of tourists visiting Sillery Gaon is Sangchen Dorjee Monastery near Pedong. This 300-year-old monastery was built during the reign of Bhutanese in Pedong. The old section of the monastery is admired with some exquisite wall paintings depicting Tantrik Buddhism. The major attraction of the new section is the mummified body of a most revered Bhutanese priest. The annual "Chyam" dance is also held at this place in April-May.

You should also visit Cross Hill near Pedong, built by Fr. Augstine Desgodins in 1882. It stands grandly, overlooking Jelep La and Nathu La and is considered as a place of Pilgrimage for the local Christian Community. Another "must visit" location is the Shahid (Martyr) Park located 2 kms. from Pedong Bazar. A memorial stone has been laid at the park to commemorate the memory of a local young soldier of Indian army, Let Palender Raj who sacrificed his life at Thangdhar Jammu & Kashmir sector (Kargil War). The park offers clear view of Sikkim on the opposite side.

Rikisum:

A visit to the Rikisum, a majestic viewpoint on the way from Algarah to Lava is also rewarding. You would also appreciate the natural splendor of Kashyone village, located 8 kms. from Pedong Bazar. Savor the majestic view of the union of Rongpo Khola and Tista River, behind this village. The village is dotted with Cinchona plantation. Walk a little ahead to visit Ranibon that has been declared as a preserved forest. You will also find a 300-year old Lepcha house here, which is the sole specimen of the rich Lepcha craft works.



Reshikhola:

Reshikhola is a riverside destination just 37 km from Kalimpong and very near to Pedong. The little village of Reshikhola received its name from the Reshi River running along this small place. In Nepali language ‘Khola’ means ‘small stream’. The place falls in between West Bengal and Sikkim creating a division between the two states. Like all other rivulets crisscrossing the sub-Himalayan range, the Reshi river coast is strewn with rocks and boulders with stream waters gushing around them. The river valley is surrounded by forests which are home to numerous birds and occasional bigger visitors like bears. Some basic homestays with nice modern facilities have come up along the Reshi riverside.

Take a dip in the Reshi River and drown yourself in the sound of gushing water. At Reshikhola, you can do some basic angling too. If you are a birdwatcher, then you can take a walk in the surrounding forests too. The nearest tourist destinations of Reshikhola are Pedong, Sillery Gaon, Kaagey Village, Mankhim, Aritar, Lingzey and Kalimpong. As Reshikhola is a much warmer place just 2000 feet above sea level, it is favoured by some tourists as the final retreat in the Silk Route.

 

Aritar Lake:

A region in East Sikkim (India) under Rongli Sub-Division is known for its natural and landscaped beauty. It is 3 hrs. (60km) form Gangtok and 2 hours drive from Rongpo. Aritar Lake (a.k.a. Lampokhari) is a newly developed tourist destination, where, for the first time in Sikkim, the boating facilities have been introduced.

The Aritar Lake (Ghati-Tso) is a nearby attraction, as are traditional villages and monasteries such as Lingsay



Zuluk or Dzuluk:

Located at a height of around 9,600 feet on the rugged terrain of the lower Himalayas in East Sikkim, Zuluk or Dzuluk is a small village beside a winding road. It was once a transit point to the historic Silk Route from Tibet to India. It is relatively an emerging and offbeat destination in East Sikkim. This small village accommodates a population of around 700 people. There is also an Indian Army base at Zuluk, which has been used as a transit camp for the army movement to the Chinese border, a few kilometres away. It is the very first village within this whole Silk Route circuit to offer home-stay facilities for tourists. Zuluk itself does not offer views of the snow peaks but only 14 kms away the Thambi View Point offers a panoramic view of the entire Mt. Kanchenjungha range.

Zuluk is a hilltop and a transit point within the Silk Route. The road through Zuluk makes almost 32 hairpin turns to reach Lungthung, which makes it a unique engineering feat. There is a local Nag Temple here. The temple has a cave like structure and the deity of King Cobra or Nag, famous Hindu mythical god is worshipped in the temple. Another great attraction of Zuluk lies in watching the sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjungha and its allied peaks from Thambi View Point (around 14 kms away) at 11,200 feet. The glittering rays of the rising sun kisses the snow clad peak of Mt. Kanchenjungha, which slowly turns crimson and then golden and finally silver. The spectacle is truly breathtaking. While staying at Zuluk you can cover Padamchen, Lungthung, Nathang, Kupup Lake, Tukla Valley and all other spots in the Silk Route circuit in day trips. Zuluk has high diversity of Himalayan fauna. The place shelters variety of birds like Monal Pheasant, Blood Pheasant, Khaleez Pheasant, Snow Pheasant and others. You may also catch a glimpse of Himalayan Weasel or A Martin. Sighting of Red Panda, wild dog and deer in the high hills have also been recorded.

Gnathang or Nathang Valley:

Gnathang Valley or Nathang Valley is popularly called the "Ladakh of the East India". Situated at the height of 12,600 ft. above the sea level Gnathang Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Old-Silk-Route. Surrounded by snow capped hills and mountain landscape. Chinese Watch Towers on Jelep La are clearly visible from Gnathang valley in naked eyes.This area is being developed as a Ski point in Sikkim and now it is the closest ski resort from Calcutta. This is a remote valley with a meandering stream crisscrossing it. Gnathang is the highest location to stay in the Indian part of the Old Silk Route. It is one of the remotest Tibetan habitations in Himalayas. Gnathang Valley usually remains covered with thick snow from January to April. The long four-month of sub-zero temperature makes the valley a cold desert and one of the most beautiful parts of Himalayas.

 

Warning

Due to nearby forest & due to natural habitat of various small wild animals,reptiles & insects(most of them harmless), you can encounter one or many of them during your stay in our resort . We are sorry for any inconvenience due to them but we can not destroy their natural habitat because this is an eco-tourism facility

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