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 that has lured many travelers towards it with its extraordinary 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 resemble the three chullas.
Tinchuley and Darjeeling can be visited quite comfortably if you opt for a well-planned package which can be customized as well. North Bengal Guide is offering such packages at a packet-friendly price for the travelers planning to visit this village.
Tinchuley is a calm and quiet village offering the tranquility and nature that most city dwellers long for. Cuddled on the laps of nature Tinchuley has many sites 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 underground. A long fern-covered trail through the dark and deep forest leads to these rocks. The rocks stand amidst a picturesque and panoramic landscape. Gumpha Dara rocks feature 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. Visitors can take a walk through the jungle trail or dip their feet in the cool water of river Teesta while listening to the 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 the Tinchuley range throughout the year.
By Air: Bagdogra Airport is the closest airport to Tinchuley. The distance between them is approximately 72.8 kilometers. All of the major cities of North Bengal are served by this airport. As a result, boarding an aircraft to Bagdogra Airport will not be an issue. You must rent a car or take a taxi once you arrive.
By Train: The nearest railway station is NJP, which is approximately 73 kilometers away. You must take a train to NJP. You must hire a car once you have arrived at the railway station.
By Road: Tinchuley is about 32 kilometers from Darjeeling and 35 kilometers from Kalimpong. From any of these cities, you will be able to rent a car. Furthermore, cars can be rented from Siliguri too.
In Tinchuley, the major accommodation is available in the form of home stay. These homestays offer budget and standard category rooms with every kind of basic facility. For your comfort and convenience, you will be getting a western toilet which is attached to the rooms, a geyser for hot water, 24 hours electricity, meals sourced from local vegetables, etc. There are some resorts available to stay here too. These resorts offer a plethora of guest-friendly amenities such as free WiFi, Restaurant, Table Service, Breakfast, UPI, and NFC Payments, free parking, front desk service, full-service laundry, games room, and more.
Tinchuley is best visited throughout the months from September to February. If you visit the village during any of these months, you will be greeted with pleasant weather and a clear view of the surrounding. The temperature will stay in check and due to the clear sky; you will be able to catch the magnificent view of the snow-clad Himalayan Peaks including Kanchenjunga. However, keep in mind to bring warm clothes no matter which time you visit the village as the temperature drops in the night.
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.