Tucked in the far edge of Eastern Himalayas at an altitude of 5000ft, 15km from Lolegaon is a small valley where nature has abandoned all its wealth in the solitary land called Charkhole. Charkhole (also spelled as Charkhol) popularly known as Charkhol Lolegaon, a small Lepcha Village overlooking the luscious green valley with the backdrop view of stunning Mt. Kanchenjunga has become the newest favored destination of the mountainous region on the travelers' list.
Charkhole is best visited without any worry with the help of North Bengal Guide's customizable packages. The package will include all the amenities that are required to make your holiday a memorable one.
Sited 27km from Kalimpong Charkhole has made its way towards the heart of travelers since it offers the widest possible view of the snow-capped view of mighty Kanchenjunga amidst the deep moist forest of huge Pine, Cypress, Oak, Shal, and Rhododendrons along with the mysterious warmth of honest hospitality. Although it is a new destination on many travelers'5 lists because of its surreal beauty Charkhole has already been entitled to many prestigious awards like the 'Most Promising Offbeat Destination'.
The serene ambiance of this picturesque valley is enhanced by the pleasing chirping sound of numerous birds like Blue Fronted Redstart, Indian Robin, Green Backed Tit, Pipit, Ashley Prinia, Verditer Flycatcher, Himalayan Bulbul, and many others making Charkhole a birding paradise. And due to its proximity to the Neora Valley National Park visitors can also spot some wild animals during their visit to Charkhole. The astounding sight of the snow-clad Himalayan mountain range on a clear day from Charkhole has bewitched the mind of many tourists.
Take a walk in the forest area near Charkhole under the warm glow of the sun with birds and colorful flora everywhere you lay your eyes while being enthralled by the heart-swelling hospitality of the people of Charkhole. Rejuvenate your tired soul while immerging in the surreal beauty of Charkhole. If you long for a place far away from the rambunctious city life with an astounding site amidst the green luscious forest, Charkhole is the ideal destination for you.
By Train: For its railway service, this village relies on New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP), its closest railhead at a distance of around 73 km. From NJP via NH 10, a car will help you reach the village within less than 3 hours.
By Flight: You have to board a flight to Bagdogra Airport first. Once you land there, you have to go for a long journey of around 80 kilometers by car. It would be taking less than three and a half hours to reach the village.
By Road: By road, the village is easily accessible from any major cities of West Bengal such as Siliguri, Kolkata, Alipurduar, Coochbehar and more. A rented car is the most prominent option to reach Charkhole quite comfortably.
There are no hotels here in the village with luxury amenities; rather you will be getting homestay and resort-type accommodation. The resorts will offer amenities like an in-house restaurant, delicious homemade foods, clean spacious rooms with wall-to-wall carpet, tea coffee maker, a travel desk, laundry service, attached Western Bathrooms, geysers, and the soothing view of Kanchenjunga, and more. Packages offered by North Bengal Guide include accommodation.
Every season has its own charisma in Charkhole but the best time to relish the stunning beauty of snow-peaked mountains is during the winter season when the white snow glitters like precious jewels under the warm rays of the sun. However, for those who are visiting the destination solely because of the view of the Kanchenjunga Peak, April to May and then again October to November is considered to be the best time to go for a memorable Charkhole Tour.