The word Tinchuley means three ‘Chullas’ or ovens. Tinchuley is a small village near Darjeeling which has become famous in recent years due to the effort of local people in developing community tourism. The leading effort comes from the Gurung family who has developed the model of homestay to suit their condition.
WWF declared Tinchuley as a model village for its effort in the improvement of the environment of Darjeeling and its adjoining areas with active participation from the local people. The people of Tinchuley have undertaken several eco-friendly projects including the building of forest nursery, floriculture project, bio-compost manure projects, vermicompost projects, and many other such projects.
The main attraction of this village is its Home Hospitality where one gets to eat bio-organic food and stay in the village.
Lepchajagat is a small village near Darjeeling which has turned into a tourist village in the recent past. The village is located on the Ghoom – Mirik road just 8 kms from Ghoom and about 14 kms from Darjeeling town.
The primary attraction of Lepchajagat is its view of the Kanchenjunga range along with that of Darjeeling town. The surrounding area is very peaceful and is an ideal place for the tourists interested to visit a less visited destination. Yet due to the proximity of Darjeeling town, you can easily do the local sightseeing of Darjeeling and yet stay away from the crowded tourist town of Darjeeling and enjoy nature in its pure form.
Sittong the orange village situated in deep valley of Kalimpong hills beside Riyang River. Sittongvillage is popularly known among the people of Darjeeling Hills as the Orange village.Sittong is situated in the laps of the hill with waterfalls, beautiful lakes and the echoing green. Various types of fruits are found here specially the orange, as if filled with nectar. One can watch people with helping hands living in peace and harmony.
Though life is tough in such difficult terrain each but each villager is sporting a smile of happiness. The smiling mongoloid faces are surely going to win your heart during your stay at Sittong.
Sittong is really a wonderful place seen to be believed. As if a plot of heaven down on earth for us to enjoy, peaceful and serene. This is how beautiful the place Sittong is.The place can be reached via Mungpoo. This destination is also a hotspot due to the visit of the Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
Best Travelling places in Sittong-Lapchajagat-Tinchuley:
- Tinchuley Monastery,Tinchuley Gumbadara
Best time to visit Sittong-Lapchajagat-Tinchuley:
Day 1-Pickup from Njp/Bagdogra & Transfer to Lapchajagat.Night stay at Lapchajagat.
Day 2-Early morning visit sunrise poing by trek & After brakefast transfer to Tinchuley.Night stay Tinchuley.
Day 3-Tinchuley local sightseeing Tinchuley Monastery,Tinchuley Gumbadara
Day 4-After brakefast Transfer to Sittong.Night stay at Sittong.
Day 5-After brakefast Transfer to Njp/Bagdogra via Kalimpong,Delo & Caktus garden.
By road u can cover Sittong-Lapchajagat-Tinchuley.
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