SILLERY GAON

Sillery Gaon: Gaon=Village “Sillery” is a cool mountain village nestled amongst Himalayan hills, also known as “New Darjeeling” at an altitude of 6,000 ft in Darjeeling district and Kalimpong sub-division is 26kms from Kalimpong and 99kms from New Jalpaiguri, in the middle of the pine forests of Damsang. The name represents a plant named so, that grows there abundant. It’s only a 4 KM trek from Pedong which is on the ancient Silk Route. The nearest halt is at Pedong that is a small hill town under Kalimpong subdivision of Darjeeling district, Pedong is situated at a distance of 21KM. east from Kalimpong. With a total population of around 20 houses mainly tribes, instantly you fall in love with this place anditssimpledowntoearthpeople.

The village is small but offers nature like anything. It is located Wake up to the sounds of birds chirping and a Glorious Golden Sunrise. The view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga is simply breathtaking from here and can be seen very close compared to any point in the region. As the locals say on a clear day leave aside Kanchendzonga, you can get a view of the Everest from this place.

15 Minutes from Sillery is RamiteyDara. the road is exorbitant that is the only word can be used that there is no language to describe the beauty and the silence. From RamiteDara one can see the sunset and feel previleiged to be one among the few to have seen the sunset from this place.

 

SILLERY GAON

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