Due to similar features, the locals hailed Sillery Gaon as the New Darjeeling. Surrounded by tall pine trees on all sides, this place is at the height of 6000 ft in the Darjeeling district, and it is close to Pedong, making it easy to travel through Kalimpong. The driving distance from Sillery Gaon to Zuluk via Rongli is 75 km. This four-day Sillery gaon Tour Packages with Zuluk will allow you to discover the hidden beauty in Sikkim.
There can be many reasons to visit this place, but the most called for reason is the sight of the shimmering silver Kanchenjunga, which will leave every traveler in awe. The quiet village will provide peace of mind and, with the warm smiles of the locals, this area is sure to stay in your mind and heart for a long time. The background of this area goes back to that of British rule. This place earned its name Sillery from the plant named so, which grows in abundance here. This region is also known for its Cinchona Plantation, which the British planted in this area to make Quinine to treat Malaria. The village’s untamed nature, the chirping of Himalayan birds, the aroma of the different trees, and its flowers will be sure to entice your thoughts.
Sillery Gaon Sightseeing:
Ramitey View Point:
Ramitey View Point is just 3 km away from Sillery Gaon and can be accessed by vehicle or trekking. It offers the breathtaking view of Mt. Khanchendzonga and its neighboring snow-clad peaks along with the most extended viewpoint of the river Teesta, through the valleys with its 14 bends and the confluence of river Teesta and Reshi – a rare sight indeed. On a clear day, the entire region from Teesta Bazar to Majhitar in Sikkim is visible from Ramitey View Point.
Tinchuley View Point / Tinchuley Top:
A stiff uphill 30 meters trek is enough to reach Tinchuley View Point. Tinchuley Top offers a magnificent 360-degree view of the Himalayan ranges and the guardian of all hills – Mt. Kanchenjunga. Nathula Pass and Jelep la are visible from here on a clear day.
A one-hour trek from Sillery Gaon covering around 4 km leads the road to the nearly ruined Damsang fort. This fort is built-in 1690 by the Lepcha Kingdom. This fort is only 1 km away from Pedong, and the road goes through a pine forest and offers a magnificent view of the surrounding hills and valleys.
It’s an ideal place for bird watching. A little upward road from Damsang fort goes to the Hanuman Top, where Lord Hanuman’s sculpture is placed. This Hanuman Top offers an excellent bird’s view of Kalimpong town and adjoining areas.
Silent Valley is another exciting place to visit in Sillery Gaon. Tall pine trees surround a vast tract of green pasture, and the only sound is the chirping of birds—descent from the main road, the green field’s sudden appearance surprises visitors. During the monsoon, Silence valley becomes a small pond, and as per the old residents, it was initially a lake long before.
Cross hill is located at a vantage point wherein the view of the mountain is simply glorious. Tibet is visible from here on any clear day, and it’s a perfect sunset point. Cross Hill is highly revered as a pilgrimage for the local Christian community and is frequently visited by them.
Pedong is one of the oldest towns in the historic Silk Route, located at an altitude of 5000ft on the Kalimpong Algarah road. At Pedong, you can explore Samsung fort, Pedong Monastery, Tinchule viewpoint, Riksum viewpoint, etc. Pedong is around 30 mins drive from Sillery Gaon, and it is the nearest town to SilleryGaon.
Best time to book Sillery Gaon Tour Packages:
Sillery Gaon would make your visit a rejuvenating one; hence you can visit here any time of the year. However, the rainy season is not the ideal time to visit here. Therefore, you can come down here in the winter season to have a clear view of Mt Kanchenjunga and feel its glory. The climate here is quite soothing and health-giving; hence let this destination be your next visit.
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Sillery Gaon Tour Package Itinerary
Arrival at NJP Railway Station/Bagdogra Airport & Transfer to Sillery Gaon - situated at an altitude of 6000 ft. It is lovingly called by the locals as New Darjeeling. Sillery Gaon is a village of not more than 24 families and that too in the middle of a jungle. This place is being proclaimed as the New Darjeeling because of its beautiful view of the Kanchendzonga. Its serene atmosphere is an invitation to run away from the hum and din of the city. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay at Sillery Gaon.
After breakfast, leave for Zuluk. Visit the Aritar/Lampokhari lake and enjoy paddle boating in the placid waters of the lake (Optional and own cost) and do a Parikrama of this Holy Lake. Thereafter, stop at Rongli for Restricted Area Permit. On the way see the Kuekhola Falls. Pass through Lingtam, Padamchen to reach Zuluk. If you so wish, you can visit the Shivalaya Baba Mandir (No vehicle required). Enjoy the sunset at Zuluk from Balasiur sunset point (Walkable distance, no vehicle required) Overnight at Zuluk/Padamchen.
After breakfast, follow the Silk Route Trail. Enjoy the beauty of Thambi View point, Laxmi Chowk, Tukla Kalapokhari, Tukla Baba Mandir, Tukla valley, Jelepla Pass View Point and reach Kupup. Don’t miss the Hathi Pokhari Lake. At Kupup, see the World’s highest Golf course, the Yak Golf Course at 13025 ft (Guinness Book of World Records acclaimed), the Ice Hockey ground and the young Husband’s Track. Thereafter move on to Gnathang. Gnathang or Gnathang Valley is popularly called the “The Ladakh of East India”. Rest of the day is at leisure at Zuluk.
In the morning you can stroll about in the small hamlet around. Later on, check out and drive to NJP / Bagdogra for return journey, and cherish your holiday forever.