Situated at an altitude of 8500 ft, Rishop is a Himalayan hamlet mostly inhabited by the Lepchas. The name Rishop came from two words - Ri means mountain peak and shop means ancient tree. From Rishop one can get delightful views of the Kanchenjunga mountain. Other peaks which can be seen from here are Mt. Kharg, Kokthang, Kabroo, Siniolchu and many more. You can trek through the jungle to get to Tifindara Viewpoint, 1.5 km from Rishop. Tifindara is the second highest point in West Bengal. You can watch sunrise and sunset from here which is much more beautiful than that seen from Tiger Hill in Darjeeling. From Rishop you can also visit Lava (11 km) or Kalimpong (25 km).

View of mountain peaks from Rishop

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How to Reach

Trains are running from Sealdah, Howrah and Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri. The journey from Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri takes around 10 hours. Auto rickshaws are plying from New Jalpaiguri to Siliguri. You can reach Rishop from Darjeeling or Siliguri by car. Otherwise you can reach Lava by bus or shared jeep. From Lava you can hire a car to reach Rishop.


Golden Sojourn. Tariff - Rs. 1000-1200. Tel: 9830107780.
Lovely Resort. Tariff - Rs. 1200-1600. Tel: 033-22258549.
Rishop Tourist Centre. Tariff - Rs. 900-1200. Tel: 033-23350064.
Paradise Villa. Tariff - Rs. 800-1200. Tel: 9932889565.
Green Peak. Tariff - Rs. 1200-1500. Tel: 9836022344.
Kanchanview Tourist Lodge. Tariff - Rs. 1000-1200. Tel: 9830322591.

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