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Sillery Gaon: Picture-Perfect Himalayan Hamlet

Sillery Gaon is being hailed as the New Darjeeling by the locals, due to its similar features. Surrounded by tall pine trees on all sides, this place is at a height of 6000 ft in the Darjeeling district. It is near to Pedong, which makes it easier to travel here via Kalimpong. There can be many reasons to visit this place, but the most called for reason is the sight of the silver shimmering Kanchenjonga, which will leave every traveller in awe. The quite village will only give mental peace, and with the warmth of the villagers this place will no doubt remain in your heart and mind for long. The history to this place runs to the time of the British rule. This place earned its name Sillery from the plant named so, which grows in abundance here. This area is also known for the Cinchona Plantation that was planted here by the British for the production of Quinine to cure Malaria. The wilderness of the village, the chirping of the Himalayan birds, the fragrance of different trees and its flowers will entice your mind.

What Is There To See In Sillery Gaon?

  • Ramitey View Point
  • Damsang Fort
  • Tinchuley View Point
  • Silence Valley
  • Reshi Khola
  • Cross Hill
  • Pedong
  • Aritar
  • Zuluk
  • Kalimpong
  • Sangchen Dorjee Monastry
  • Cinchona plantation
  • Mankhim

How to Reach Sillery Gaon?

  • By Train:
  • When you reach the NJP station, from here you have to take a car to gangtok. Stay there for a while and then again start a journey from there to Pedong via Kalimpong. The rented cars from your Sillery Gaon home stays shall pick you up henceforth.

  • By Flight:
  • When you reach the Bagdogra airpot, you will have many options to each Pedong or Kalimpong. And, then you can trek for 8kms or book another car to Sillery Gaon.

  • By Road:
  • Your booked Bus will drop you at Siliguri Bus bay and from there you have to continue your journey by bus, halt at Gangtok and then take another car to Sillery Gaon.

When You Should Visit Sillery Gaon?

Sillery Gaon would make your visit a rejuvenating one, hence you can visit here anytime of the year. However, rainy season is not the most 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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