Peshok is a small tranquil village of Darjeeling district known for its captivating beauty and tea-estates. The best option to learn about Peshok is through the eyes of its inhabitants. Nothing can be a better option to stay at Peshok other than a Home-stay. Peshok is an epitome of resilient women and most of the home-stays are run by women.
If the skies are clear one can have a panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. “Char-Dham” of Namchi and Kalimpong can be seen from Peshok. Peshok is identified by sprawling Peshok Tea Garden.
Lamahatta is a classic instance of how eco-tourism can change the economy and livelihood of a place. An eco-tourism park was inaugurated in the year 2012 by the Chief Minister of West Bengal Ms Mamata Banerjee.
Lamahatta is derived from two words “Lama” and “Hatt”. “Lama” means a Buddhist monk and “Hatt” means a hut. Conjunction turns out to be a place of Monk’s Hermitage.
The place is amidst Pine and Dhupi forest. There is watchtower in the park, which gives a bird-eye view of the entire surroundings. A trail through the park culminates to a lake which is considered Holy by the locals. There are colourful flags with prayers written on it. Locals believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all pervading space.
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Sittong is called the Land of Orange Orchards. If you want to shun tourist hot spots like Darjeeling and Kalimpong and mingle with nature then – Sittong is the place to be. Sittong is more than simply orange orchards and has a gamut of things to offer – the rustic lifestyle of Himalayan people, open stretch of vistas and above all the culture of the place. How about waking up at dawn not with the alarm but with the chirping of birds. On a clear day enjoy the view of mighty Mt. Kanchenjunga from your bed.
Ahal Dara is located in between Shelpu Khashmahal and Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary. Ahal Dara is a sunrise viewpoint and gives you a 360-degree view of the entire valley and Teesta River. On a clear day, one has a sweeping view of the colossal Mt. Kanchenjunga.