Sillery Gaon

Sillery Gaon is a small hamlet located 8 km from Pedong. Nestled at a height of 6000 ft, this village is lovingly called the New Darjeeling. The place offers magnificent views of Mt. Kanchenjunga along with other peaks like Jumulhari and Fish Tail. Every house in this village has a flower garden in its front. In the distance one can see the Sikkimese town of Namchi and the River Teesta flowing through the curves of the hills. To get spectacular view of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas and the river below you can visit Ramiteydara Viewpoint. It takes about half an hour by car to reach Ramitey from Sillery. There is neither electricity nor market in Sillery Gaon. One can visit Pedong and its attractions from here by car. Those who are interested in trekking can visit Damsang Fort ruins 4 km from the village.

Sillery Gaon


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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. Pedong can be reached from Siliguri or Kalimpong by bus. From Pedong one can reach Sillery Gaon by car. Distance between Sillery and Pedong is 8 km. You can also get hired cars from New Jalpaiguri to get to Sillery directly.

Accommodation

Sillery Sojourn. Tariff - Rs. 2500. Tel: 033-24191976, 9903295920.
Heaven Valley. Tel: 9933390937.
Alisha Homestay. Tel: 9933167214.
Nirmala Homestay. Tel: 9635005318.
Sillery Green Cottage. Tel: 9932775445.

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