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.
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.
Best time to visit RISHOP-LAVA-KOLAKHAM-KALIMPONG-TINCHULEY-LEPCHAJAGAT
Janury to july,September to December.
Day 1- New Jalpaiguri station/Bagdogra Airport – Rishop(125km/4hrs)
Pickup from New Jalpaiguri station/Bagdogra Airport & Transfer to Rishop.Own activity at Rishop.Night stay at Rishop.
Day 2- Rishop – Lava(10km/1hrs)
Early morning breakfast & transfer to Lava.on the way sightseeing Nokdara Dam.Night stay at Lava.
Day 3- Lava – Kolakham(10km/1hrs)
After Breakfast transfer to Kolakham sightseeing Lava Monestery,Changey Falls.Night stay at Kolakham.
Day 4- Kolakham – Kalimpong(45km/2hrs)
After Breakfast transfer to Kalimpong sightseeing Delo,Pine View Nursery,Delo Park,Durpin Monastery Night stay at Kalimpong.
Day 5- Kalimpong – Tinchuley Kalimpong(35km/2hrs)
After Breakfast transfer to Tinchuley.Sightseeing Tinchuley Kanchenjunga,Gumbadara Viewpoint,Tinchuley Monastery.Night stay at Tinchuley.
Day 6- Tinchuley – Lepchajagat Kalimpong(30km/2hrs)
Full day own activities.Night stay at Lepchajagat.
Day 7- Lepchajagat – New Jalpaiguri station/Bagdogra Airport(75km/4hrs)
After Breakfast transfer to New Jalpaiguri station/Bagdogra Airport.
By road u can cover Rishop-Lava-Kolakham-Tinchuley-Lepchajagat-Kalimpong