Unseen/OffBeat Places in Darjeeling
Unseen/OffBeat Places in Darjeeling

Tinchuley Village

AverageTimeToSpendDepends on your liking
BriefIt is becoming a popular tourist attraction. It is a villages of 17 families.
DistanceFromOtherPlace 3 km from Tadak
ExtraTinchuley Monastery is another place to visit
FactsDo visit the Tea gardens
OpeningHoursOpen 24 hours
PeopleLoveForPlaceIt is close to nature village with tea gardens and peaceful environment.
TicketPriceDepends on the Guest House booking
TipsInquire about the guest house availability.
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BriefThe route to Lava is scenic with the change in vegetation from tropical deciduous to the wet alpine trees of fir, pine and birch.
DistanceFromOtherPlace34 kilometers east of the town of Kalimpong.
ExtraIt is the entry point to the Neora Valley National Park from Kalimpong.
FactsIt is one of the few places in West Bengal to receive snow in winter
OpeningHoursOpen 24 hours
PeopleLoveForPlaceIt is calm and serene place to visit.
TicketPriceHotel rooms starting from Rs. 1200 on wards.
TipsDo book the hotel stay in advance.
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AverageTimeToSpendAbout 2-3 hours
BriefSuntalekhola is a beautiful village and a tourist destination in Darjeeling. Suntalekhola gets the name from a small stream, 'Suntale Khola', which in Nepali means orange stream
DistanceFromOtherPlace109 from Chauk Bazaar
ExtraSuntalekhola is also admired for its trekking trails. A popular trekking trail takes you to the Tree Fern Point from where you can set up your camping site
FactsSuntalekhola is popular for the luxurious cover of tea gardens, hills and forests that make this place a desirable destination.
OpeningHoursMorning till Evening
PeopleLoveForPlaceThe place is full of fresh air, greenery and apt for a nature lover
TicketPriceFree entry
TipsBest time to visit is during the day.
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Lamahatta Park

AverageTimeToSpendAround 45 min
BriefLamahatta is located 6 km from Tinchuley village in Darjeeling district. This place is surrounded by Pine forest where you can have a small hike which will lead you to a water body (sacred lake ) above
DistanceFromOtherPlace18 km from Japanese Buddhist Temple
ExtraYou can hike up to the lake on top, which is calm and serene. There are many eateries outside the spot where you can have your lunch/snacks.
FactsThe main attraction here is the road-side garden which is beautifully setup with tall pine trees in the backdrop
OpeningHours6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceBeautiful place with lush greenery and scenic beauty.
TicketPriceRs. 10 per person
TipsBest time to visit is during the day.
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Ahal Dara View Point

AverageTimeToSpendMore than 3 hours
BriefIt The most popular view point to get the 360 degree aerial view of the East Himalayan Range including Tiger Hill, Kurseong Hill, Mongpu Hill, Darjeeling Hill, Chattakpur Hill and other hills with the spread of river Teesta. Besides, as a backdrop you can view the mighty Mt. Kanchenjunga.
DistanceFromOtherPlace3 KM from Latpanchar.
ExtraDo inquire for the rooms in advance.
FactsSunrise and sunset are the best things to experience here.
OpeningHoursMorning till Evening.
PeopleLoveForPlaceThe view of Teesta river and the Kanchanjunga is breathtaking.
TicketPriceRs. 900 per person
TipsThere are only 3 cottages for accommodation on the actual place. One can book hotel rooms in nearby areas.
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Senchal Lake and wildlife Sanctuary

AverageTimeToSpendAbout 4 hours. Overnight stay option available.
BriefThe hill also has one of the highest golf courses in the world. Senchal is a favorite picnic spot.
DistanceFromOtherPlace10 km to the south-east of Darjeeling
ExtraThe lake is located at an altitude of 8,160 ft atop a hill.
Facts It is the main reservoir of potable water for the town of Darjeeling
OpeningHours 6 AM to 6 PM
PeopleLoveForPlaceOne can experience the calmness of the lake and also the wildlife sanctuary and have a look of various animals .
TicketPriceLake entry is free. Sanctuary entry fee is Rs. 50 per person.
TipsAccessed is closed during Monsoon.
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