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Tinchuley, Takdah & Mungpoo 

 

These are small hamlet close to Kalimpong and nearly 40 kilomketers from Darjeeling.  It is situated on the route of Darjeeling to Kalimpong via Takdah route. Situated in the leeward side of the mountains hence is always covered with mist and clouds. Tinchuley literally means three ovens (Chullas in Hindi). It is a small Hamlet close to Darjeeling and earned a reputation of offbeat destinations. The home stay there is very popular and is a hot spot among an exclusive group of tourist. Situated in the leeward side of the hills the place is always covered with mist and cloud. Tinchuley is located in the route from Darjeeling to Kalimpong but most tour operators do not use the route. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) declared Tinchuley as a model village afew years back for its effort in the improvement of environment of its adjoining areas with the local people. There is a forest nursery in Takdah close to Tinchuley, floriculture project, bio - composit, vermi - compost many other eco friendly projects. Takdah is a small hamlet nearly 19 kilometers from Darjeeling on the route to Kalimpong. Mist and Rainfall is quite heavy here and six months of a year is mostly under severe rainfall. Winters are cold and summers are mild with a slight chilling effect.

A nice place to visit and stay can be in the forest bungalow or in Tinchuley nearby. A Children Home is run by a Christian organization for supporting either orphans or the cildren below poverty line. Nearest Railway Station is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) in Siliguri nearly 55 kilometers, Darjeeeling town is 31 kilometers and Kalimpong is nearly 42 kilometers. Nearest Airport is Bagdodra (IXB) nearly 64 kilometers. It is said that in early days there used to be harvest of millet and thus the very fact that the Lepchas used to call it Mong - pong, means "A mound of Millet". With changing time Mong - pong also changed to Mungpoo. Mungpoo and Cinchona are synonyms as it is internationally known as the source of Cinchona. Cinchona Farming the native plant to Peru is on the verge of changing itself to rubber plantation. Later it also was the favorite resting place of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The result of which is the present Rabindra Memorial Labour Welfare Centre and Rabindra Museum established in his memory.

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Airways –  Bagdogra Airport (IXB) is approximately 80 kilometers from  Takdah. Bagdogra airport is served by regular Indian Airlines, Spice Jet, Kingfisher and Jet Airways. There are daily flights from Kolkata, Guwahati and Delhi. The airport is well connected by road and railways. Private vehicles for nearby tourist spots are available from the airport.

Railways – Darjeeling has a narrow gauge Junction with the heritage train plying from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Darjeeling on daily basis. New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is approximately 100 kilometers away and is the nearest major railway station. New Jalpaiguri (NJP) station has all the three gauges i.e. Narrow, Meter and Broad. There are regular train services to all the major railway station like Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai, etc. 

Roadways –  It nearly 35 kilometers from Darjeeling & Kalimpong and is approximately 80 kilometers from Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Siliguri in West Bengal.Situated nearly 20 kilometers from the National Highway number 10. Branches off from National Highway number 31 and at a distance of 90 kilometers from Siliguri is Darjeeling. It is approximately 100 kilometers from Bagdogra Airport (IXB). It is a little over a 115 kilometers from Gangtok, and approximately 60 kilometers from Kalimpong. Darjeeling is well connected to Siliguri by  four alternate routes. Well connected to Namchi, Ravangla, Kuseong, Pelling, et

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