Luxury Resort Tinchuley- A hidden gem in an eco-tourism destination
North Bengal is a treasure-trove of unexplored destinations and quiet settlements. Tinchuley in Takdah is one of those calm and serene Himalayan hamlets. The place is surrounded by tea gardens and mountain streamlets.
It is a picture-perfect offbeat destination for those who want to enjoy the company of nature with the goal to rejuvenate the self. The name Tinchuley comes from ‘Chula’ or Oven. It is aptly named to describe the three (tin) prominent hilltops in the shape of ovens.
The vast expanse from Kanchenjungha from here will enchant you. Plan your trip here around winter to visit the Orange orchards and try them with permission. The warm hospitality of the local people is one of the most positive things about this place.
Inside this sleepy hamlet, Luxury Resort Tinchuley is the perfect place for a tranquil stay. Very few people know about this destination, so there is not often a very high crowd. As a result, you can come and bask in the comfort in this property almost anytime. The resort sprawls in 3 acre land with view of Kanchenjunga and Bank of Teesta along with Natural Rock and natural spring Dhungey Dhara.
The resort is a small boutique guest house with 8 rooms only. They are equipped with a restaurant, lobby with a sprawling garden, and a majestic mountain view. By the forest, the property has spacious rooms with wooden panels, comfortable beds and western toilets. This boutique hotel tries to offer an experience of home away from home, with all the luxury and comfort.
Maximum accommodation nearly 20-25 people.
Triple Premium Attic Rooms
Double Premium Attic Rooms
Deluxe Double-bedded rooms.
Check-in 11:00 a.m
Rafting: You can partake in white water rafting or canoeing. For that, you have to go down in the Teesta or Rangeet River. It takes almost a day or half to go down to Teesta Bazaar, from Tarkhola to Kalijhora for this. It remains closed during monsoon.
Local hikes and experiences: You can walk around following the trekking trails. Take a hike through the pine forests, or around the village. The perfect landscapes and bird images are the most coveted scenes in it. You can also try to meditate in the calmness of the hills. Besides, you can always try and talk to the local people from the villages. They are really amicable and frank. You will end up learning a lot from them on their culture, cuisine etc.
Sunrise Point and Tinchuley Monastery: The Sunrise point offers a great panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range and the divine sunrise. Just beside it, you can go and see the Tinchuley Monastery, where the prayer wheels will welcome you. It is said that in here, a lama meditated for seventeen years straight.
Gumbadara: Gumbadara viewpoint offers a bird’s eye view of the river Teesta. Here, you can also see the Gumbadara Rock and the natural cave, a favorite destination for rock climbers.
Chota Mangwa: Chota Mangwa is a remote village, to the outskirts of Tinchuley. It has been really popular in recent times, especially for the orange gardens. You can also take a hike through the forest or the tea gardens here. Do visit the Orange juice making factory on the way at Lepcha.
Darjeeling: The nearby major town and hill-station, Darjeeling has its own charm. If you wish to visit the place, do check out the Batasia Loop, Ghum Rail station and Monastery, Tiger Hill etc.
How to Reach
Rail: The nearest rail station is New Jalpaiguri Jn. From there it is 65 km away which takes 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach by car.
Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra, 76 km away and takes a car 2 hours 45 minutes to reach the place.
Road: From Kolkata, the property is approximately 622 km away and it takes more than 16 hours to reach by NH12 or NH19.
Best Time to Visit
At the elevation of 5,500 feet, there is always a mild-weather in Tinchuley. In the summer, the temperature is between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius, so it becomes heaven to escape the city heat. Winter is charming, but it will be a bit tough if you are not habituated with the cold.
Room only rates are Rs. 3000 + 5% GST for Triple premium attic room,
Rs.2500 + 5% GST for a Double premium attic room,
Rs. 2200 + 5% GST for the deluxe double-bedded room.
Extra bed charge Rs. 625
For pick up drop nearly INR 3000
As per hotel policy child below 5 are charged Rs. 300 and
child from 5-12 are charged Rs.625
** Child cost is to be directly paid to the hotel
check other option Tinchuley Pine View