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Icchey Gaon, is located at an altitude of 5800 feet in the hills of Kalimpong, district Darjeeling of West Bengal. This marvelous hill top offers a spectacular view of Mount Kanchanjangha. Ichhegaon, which means top in the local Lapcha language is the topmost point of this area. The lash green forest of the valley is made up by woodlands of Pine, Birch and Juniper trees. Few rare orchids and colorful and bright canopy of Rhododendron is a visual pleasure.
This small hamlet is located just 15 KM from Kalingpong. Kalimpong is 65 KM from Siliguri. The fresh green village houses approximate 30 families. You can enjoy the nature of your very own in this place. The accommodation is offered in the form of homestay by the local very friendly and simple villagers.
The eco-friendly organic village is populated by good hearted people who know the truly how to treat a guest. You cannot even expect this kind of service in a five star hotel. The service with homely touch and smiling face will be real overwhelming.
The place is gods own place. No fear, no crowed, no tension, no stress – the place has only happiness. Just imagine staying in a wooden cottage in the midst of dense alpine forest. If you are excited with your imagination plan a weekend trip for Icche Gaon.
In the evening the twinkling lights of Darjeeling, Ravangla and Sikkim will spellbound you. The temperature of this place varies from 2 degree Celsius to 23 degree Celsius. The cool bridge will make sure that you not uncomfortable.
The sunrise can be best enjoyed at Ramitey view point. The sunrise over Mount Kanchanjungha is such a gleaming view that you will never forget this moment in your life. Many unknown clipping birds also will welcome the sunrise with tweets will be an overwhelming harmony. The entire Himalayan range and the Teesta River can be viewed from Ramitey view point.
Sillery Gaon, which is separated from Icche Gaon by a hill is just 2.5 KM trekking distance. Enjoy trekking while passing through dense forest of Pine, Fern and many other tropical trees. If your luck favors you may find some exotic birds and animals on the way to Sillery Gaon. The beautiful village also have many homestays, your alternate accommodation option in Kalingpong hills.
If you are drinker it is recommended to get the same from Kalimpong. None of the homestays have a bar. Those two villages are one of the best places to visit in Darjeeling district.
You can take the following trains from Howrah and reach New Jalpaiguri station. Reach Siliguri bus stand from New Jalpaiguri station by Rickshaw, Three wheeler or Taxi. You have to take State transport bus of Bengal /Bhutan or private buses or hire trekker or private taxi to reach Kalimpong. Hire trekker or taxi to reach Icchey Gaon.