Located at an altitude of 5800ft, 3km above Takdha is a quaint mountain village called Tinchuley. 32km from the main town Darjeeling overlooking the Kalimpong Hills Tinchuley is a hidden eco-friendly destination which has lured many travelers towards it with its extra ordinary view of the Teesta River and the Eastern Himalayas. The word Tinchuley means three chullas (means oven), and is represented by three prominent hill tops that resembles the three chullas.
Tinchuley is a calm and quiet village offering the tranquility and nature which most city dwellers long for. Cuddled on the laps of nature Tinchuley has many site to offer to its visitors with the most pictorial views like Tinchuley Monastery, Tinchuley Sunrise Point, Durpin Dara, the Teesta River, the Rangit River and Gumpha Dara View Point. A local youth club provides tourists with trails, treks, transport and tours. Gumpha Dara Rocks in Tinchuley have emerged from the deep of underground. A long fern-covered trail through the dark and deep forest leads to these rocks. The rocks stand amidst picturesque and panoramic landscape. Gumpha Dara rocks features the magnificence of Indian art and culture during the British Raj. Several caves lie hidden beneath the rocks. The interior of the caves is an impenetrable mystery. These rocks have historical significance as it recalls a 200-year-old legend of a group of lamas with their geylings and jhamtas ran from the dead hand of their enemies and took shelter there. The British army would train its soldiers on the Gumpha Dara rocks. Visitor can take a walk through the jungle trail or dip their feet in the cool water of river Teesta while listening to soft chirping of birds. Every season has its own charm to relish in Tinchuley with its pleasant weather visitor can bask in the glory of Tinchuley range throughout the year.
Explore the rich forest area while feast your eyes with the most astounding panoramic view of the snow capped Mt Kanchenjunga along with the roaring river Teesta in the mountain village Tinchuley. With the touch of history and endowed with the pristine nature with the most mesmerizing sights of glorious mountain range Tinchuley is an ideal getaway destination from the mundane city life.