Pedong

Pedong is situated 21 km away from the town of Kalimpong. Situated at an height of 5000 ft above sea level the town is surrounded with oak, pine and devdaru trees. One can also get a panoramic view of the town and the hills from Tinchuley hill. The town of Pedong consists of two parts. One is called the upper and the other is called lower. Most of the attractions are located in the lower part. One of them is the Pedong Monastery. This monastery was constructed by the Bhutanis in the year 1837. The ancient curvings of the temple are worth seeing. To experience the natural beauty of Pedong you must visit Dumsang Fort which was ruined by the British in the year 1864. The newest attraction of Pedong is the Tinchuley Hill. From Tinchuley Sunrise Point one can get a view of Namchi in the South, Kalimpong in the East, Tiger Hill in the North and Siliguri in the West. Other attractions include Ramitey, Franco Swiss Museum, Silence Valley, Reshi River, Rikkisum and Crosshill.

Pedong

How to Reach

Trains are running from Sealdah and Kolkata station to New Jalpaiguri. Buses and shared jeeps are plying between Siliguri and Kalimpong. Pedong-bound shared cars are leaving Kalimpong every hour. You can also get cars for Pedong from Algara.

Accommodation

Silk Route Retreat. Tariff - Rs. 2500. Tel: 9932828753.
Jalep La Village Resort. Tel: 9932744403. Tariff - Double Bed Rs. 1000, Four Bed Rs. 1200, Cottage Rs. 1500.
Dumsang Guest House. Tariff - Rs. 800-2000. Tel: 03552-281212.
Pedong Valley Resort. Tariff - Rs. 1500-400. Tel: 9002503203.

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