Rishikhola - Located at the border of West Bengal and Sikkim along the bank of river Reshi is a quaint riverside village called Rishikhola. Khola in the local language means stream and Rishikhola the place derives its name from the stream itself. At an altitude of 2,000ft and 37km away from the bubbling town Kalimpong, Rishikhola has lured the heart of many nature lovers through its serene ambiance and awe-inspiring pictorial sights. This calm and quiet place is an ideal destination to stay away from the city's madding crowd where visitors can enjoy nature in its pristine form.
The well-planned packages of the North Bengal Guide have made holidaying Reshikhola quite easy and convenient. The Reshikhola packages include a well-maintained car, neat and clean rooms, visit sightseeing attractions, and more.
Bounded by lush green forests and lofty mountains Rishikhola is a perfect stopover for tourists intending to visit the legendary silk route which use to be the trade route between India and Tibet. Travelers can indulge in the luxury of bathing in the crystal clear river water of Reshi while relishing in the beauty of their surroundings. And camping along the riverbank of Rishikhola has hyped the interest of many adventurers. There are many activities in Rishikhola that the visitors can partake in like short forest treks, rock climbing, angling, and many more while visiting Rishikhola. The atmosphere of Rishikhola creates an ideal environment for housing the migratory birds of the Himalayan region.
With wonderful natural surroundings of lush green huge trees, numerous Himalayan and sub-Himalayan bird species like the Crimson Sunbird, the famous Himalayan Bulbul, Green Magpie, Scarlet Minivet, the beautiful Racket-tailed Drongo, the mighty Crested Serpent Eagle, the Great Barbet, the Blue-throated Barbet, the Oriental White Eye, Verditer Flycatcher, Fire Tailed Sunbird, the magnificent Red-Billed Leothrix, Red-tailed Minla makes Rishikhola a birding paradise for all the passionate bird watchers.
By Train: New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP) is nearly 125 km driving distance away from Rishikhola. Board a train to this busiest railway station and outside the station, you can rent a private vehicle which will help you reach the desired village.
By Air: The airport of Bagdogra is the nearest one to this village. The distance from the airport to Rishikhola is 110 km via NH 10. Through this route, it would take not more than 4 hours to reach the destination. You will be able to hire a rented car from outside the airport.
By Road: The village is nicely connected by road with many nearby cities. From Siliguri via Rhenak of Sikkim, you can quite easily reach this village within 5 hours. You can also reach the village from Kalimpong via Pedong.
If you opt for any of our packages, transportation services will stay included. It means that you don't have to bear the hassle of hiring a car on your own.
April and May (summer) are considered to be the best time to spot the maximum number of migratory birds in Rishikhola. Summer is quite pleasant in this place. The temperature hovers between 18°C to 30°C in this area. The clear atmosphere lets the travelers get an unhindered view of the surrounding. The breathtaking colorful flowers are in full bloom during the months of April, May, and June. The season of winter (December to February) is also a great time when the temperature hovers between 8°C to 15°C at this time. July to August is the season of Monsoon when the frequent landslide is recorded.
There are some homestays and resorts available to stay here in this village as it is a small offbeat riverside village. Staying at any of these accommodations is quite fun as they are situated on the bank of the Reshi river. Guests will be provided with all the basic amenities including the attached western bathroom, well sanitized spacious rooms, meals with both veg and non-veg options, 24 hours electricity, and more. Accommodation will be included in the package we provide. Being an offbeat place away from the many tourist footfalls, there are no hotels available to stay.
Camping along the bank of roaring river Reshi while listening to the soothing sound of exotic Himalayan birds and engulfing in the fresh cool breeze at Rishikhola is an ideal way to admire the wonders of nature. Rishikhola is an ideal place to rejuvenate tired souls and get a break from the tedious city life while relishing the beauty of pristine nature. So, what are you waiting for? Browse through our tailor-made packages and choose one of them to get a hassle-free holiday experience.