Enjoy hilly terrain surrounded by lush green ambience in the lap of the Kanchenjunga.
Pedong is a small town , around 20 km from kalimpong. The town which is located on a ridge at the altitude of 4000 ft. commands a magnificent view of the Kanchenjunga and the mighty Himalayas. The picturesque small hamlet, Pedong surrounded by pine trees, lies on the historic silk route that connects India to Lhasa via jelepla pass. Pedong is a historical place with abundant natural beauty. The place is also rich in avifauna and a must visit for Bird watchers. Varieties of insects and butterflies present in the area is a hotspot for nature explorer, specifically scientific community. Apart from these, there are many short trekking routes in pedong. Walking around the place in the lap of nature is an wonderful experience to cherish. In this small old town our Old Silk Route Resort is waiting to welcome you.
The property , Old silkroute resort , is located at Damsang valley , Old silk route , Pedong. It is surrounded by hills covered with thick lush green forests . It is situated at the centre of some lovely beautiful tourist spots. Staying in this home away from home ,you can feel the silence of the nature, walk in the foggy jungle, hug the mist to refresh your mind, rejuvenate your soul. Equipped with all the modern amenities, pleasant hospitality , this resort will remain a sweet memory to cherish. You will get typical nepali food, chinese specialities, North Indian dishes, Bengali cuisine at the kitchen to relish.
The resort has four double bedded wooden cottages, four double bedded normal cottages, two double bedded rooms, two triple bedded rooms , one four bedded room and one six bedded dormitories. All rooms have attached western style toilet , bathrooms with hot shower with 24 hrs running water.
Check In 12 Noon
Check Out 11 A.M.
This resort have a big dining cum leisure room having indoor games like chess, carom board, Ludo, cards to make you feel better and enjoy the tour.
Space for outdoor games such as cricket and Badminton is also available for you to indulge .
During sunset, to cope with shivering cold winds the resort have provision for campfires and barbecues to make your addas entertaining and heart-warming.
For your adventure the resort have small trekking tour to sillery gaon where you can see the ruins of fort of lepcha dynasty. Bird watching in Damsung hill is highly entertaining. You can see different kinds of mind refreshing Himalayan birds. If you are fond of organic plantations then you can visit the beautiful village chumirchen for a memorable experience.
Rikisum or Reesume is a scenic place nearby situated on top of densely forested hill top. You can have a bird’s eye view Of the surrounding mountains including the mighty Kanchanjangha. You can also get a panoramic view of Kalimpong , Darjeeling, Gangtok, and others.
Rishi 15 km from pedong this place is at the border of Bengal and Sikkim. You can cross river Rishikhola to enter sikkim through check point.
Tinchuley View point is a hilltop where three bridges meet. This viewpoint offer Lovely views of nearby villages, thickly wooded forest and fields brimming with green paddy. Jelepa Pass and Nathula pass is viewed at very close range.
Sangchhen Gumpa : This is a Bhutanese monastery built in 1706.All the antique belongings of the Fort were kept here after the fort was destroyed.
Cross Hill You will find a cross here thus the name. In 1882 a French missionary father erected this cross.
Best time to visit
Pedong is a nice place to visit throughout the year due to its pleasant weather. Fog wraps the town between monsoon and winter. So best time to visit is from March to May. But as you know clear sky gives best view of mountains so November, December will offer you the best view of Kanchenjungha. Again how can we forget the colourful painting of hill in the spring. Every season always have something to offer you.
How to reach
From NJP or Bagdogra you can hire a taxi to reach pedong . It takes about 03 hrs. You can also hire shared taxi , if required.
Nearest Railway Station : NJP
Nearest Air Port : Bagdogra
Sttandard Room Stay: INR 1250 + 5% GST per day per head (including stay with breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Cottage Stay: INR 1450 + 5% GST per day per head (including stay with breakfast, lunch, and dinner)