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Icchey Gaon & Ramdhura

Icchey Gaon - Icchey Gaon  is a place amidst untouched nature with scenic beauty. Ideally situated on the edge of a ridge.  From Icchey Gaon, you can get a panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjungha and wake up to the call of birds. One can have some rock climbing or a trail to Sillery gaon or take jungle walks through pine forests and stay in isolation.  Located at an altitude of 5800 feet, Icchey Gaon is close to Deollo and Monsong. There are homestay fgor guests with attached western bathrooms. At night, you can relish the twinkling lights of  and the morning sky is ruled by the majestic Mount kanchenjungha. Ramitey Dara viewpoint, which offers a panoramic view of the winding Teesta River, flaunting its with the Mt. Kanchenjunga guarding it, is truly breathtaking. The hilltop  near Icchey Gaon also offers a great view. Guests can visit the British-built Jalsa Bungalow of 1930. A trek along the Cinchona plantation and a visit to the Cinchona Godown and visit to Mahadev Dham temple and Hanuman Tok (viewpoint) nearby is also available. Visit to Ramitey Dara (which has the longest view of River Teesta), Damsang Fort, Valley of Silence, Tinchuley view point is worth it. 

Ramdhura -This small hamlet is situated nearly 03 kilometers from Iccheygaon. Located just seven kilometers from Deollo, with great views of Mt. Kanchenjungha and the meandering River Teesta. It is surrounded by pine forests kissed by clouds and the view of flickering lights of Kalimpong  make Ramdhura a great destination to spend a quiet weekend. One can always stay here and visit places nearby like Mungsong, Pedong, Algarah, Icchey Gaon, Sillery Gaon, Kalimpong, Rikissum, Lava and Loleygaon. Homestays at Ramdhura with rooms facing Mt. Kanchenjungha and amenities like attached western bathrooms, electricity and nice home cooked food are available for guests. Pine forest surrounds Ramdhura with short trail option. One can also visit the beautiful British-built Jalsa Bungalow of 1930. A trek along the Cinchona plantation and a visit to the Cinchona Godown and visit to Mahadev Dham temple and Hanuman Tok (viewpoint) nearby is also available. One can visit Rikissum, Sillery Gaon, Pedong, Lava, Loleygaon, Rishyap and Kalimpong. A sightseeing trip to Sillery and Icchey Gaon and its surroundings like Ramitey Dara (which has the longest view of River Teesta), Damsang Fort, Valley of Silence, Tinchuley view point 

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Communication / Connectivity

Airways – Bagdogra Airport (IXB) is approximately 115 kilometers from Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP). Bagdogra airport is served by regular Indian Airlines, Spice Jet, Go Air, Druk Air, Indian Airlines and Jet Airways. There are daily flights from Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi, etc. The airport is well connected by roadways and railways. The drive will be roughly 04 hours from Bagdogra Airport . Taxi as well as Private vehicles for nearby tourist spots are available from the airport.  It is advisable to book vehicle earlier through net or contact as during season & festival the supply reduces. 

Railways – New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) is approximately 110 kilometers away and is the nearest major railway station. Iccheygaon & Ramdhura do not have railway station neither do Kalimpong.  There are regular train services from NJP to all the major railway station like Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai, Guwahati, Bangalore, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Jaipur, Agra, etc. Taxi as well as Private vehicles for nearby tourist spots are available from the Railway Station (NJP)  / Siliguri Junction or Siliguri Town Station 

Roadways – Situated in the extreme end of National Highway number 55, State highway 12, National Highway 31 criss cross the district. Pedong is nearly 110 kilometers and is roughly 21 kilometers from Kalimpong. Sillery is 4 kilometers from Pedong and Rikissum is nearly 14 kilometers from Kalimpong. Theere are two major routes to Pedong one is along the River Teesta and then through Kalimpong to Pedong / Sillery or Rikissum. National Highway 10 is to Gangtok and one has to travel along the route till Chitrey / Teesta Bazaar and then turn to Kalimpomg. The other route is via Dooars which is longer via Gorubathan & Lava. 

Tags: Icchey Gaon & Ramdhura stay, Home stay near Deollo, Mungsong, Kagey Lingsey Aritar Lava / Lolaygaon / Rishyap Jalsa Bunglow Cinchona Plantation & Godown Ramdhura / Iccheygaon, Silent Valley, Kalimpong sightseeing

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