Takdah

Takdah is a British Cantonment located 27 km from Darjeeling in West Bengal. It lies at an altitude of 4000 ft above sea level. Takdah is famous for its lush green tea gardens. The surrounding forests of pine and cedar along with the orchid gardens add to the beauty of the place. The main attraction of Takdah is the Pema Tshoiling Monastery. The colonial heritage bungalows are also worth a visit. Other attractions of Takdah include the Orchid Centre, Dokan Dara and Durpin Viewpoint. The view of sunrise from Durpin Viewpoint is mind blowing. You can visit Tinchuley, 4 km from Takdah where you can get a breathtaking view of Mt. Kanchenjunga.

Takdah Orchid Centre


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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. Takdah is 70 km from Siliguri. Hired cars are available from New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri to reach Takdah. Shared jeeps are also plying from Darjeeling and Ghum to Takdah.

Accommodation

Sai Hridayam British Heritage Bungalow. Tariff - Rs. 2000-3000. Food Charges Rs. 600 (Adults) and Rs. 300 (Children) per head per day. Tel: 9547876135.
Saino Heritage Guest House. Tariff - Rs. 1600-2000. Food Charges Rs. 600 per head per day. Tel: 9434462806.
Glenmarie Home Stay. Tariff - Rs. 1500. Tel: 9804493838.
Anugrah Cottage Homestay. Tariff - Rs. 1200-1600. Food Charges Rs. 600 per head per day. Tel: 9733036785.

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