Rishikhola is located in the Kalimpong Hills on the West Bengal –Sikkim Border. The destination has gained popularity in last few years among the tourists for its unique location and picturesque scenic landscape. Rishi Khola or Rishi River is the border between the states of Bengal and Sikkim.
One can stay at Rishikhola, a place beside the Rishi River (Khola in local language) just for leisure or go to explore the old Silk Route or you might just want to spend a few days away from your daily city life, Rishikhola is a very good option.
Rishikhola can be reached From Kalimpong via Pedong or Rongpo in Sikkim. One can approach Gangtok through silk-route via Rhenock and Aritar. Rishikhola is at distance of about 36 km from Kalimpong town. Rishikhola is around 18 km from Sillerygaon and 5 from Aritar. Rishikhola is located within 90 km from the nearest rail-head NJP railway station. From Aritar it is 22 km.
Our homestay in Rishikhola is located bang on the river side and offers a scenic view of the valley with the river running through, the dense vegetation and the Sikkim hills.
Homestay In Rishikhola Hotel Rishi River Resort | Explore Sikkim
RISHIKHOLA HOMESTAY- RIVER SIDE
Rishikhola is a small settlement where one can relax on the sandy river bed with a Bar-B-Cue, here the sound of the of Rishi River as it passes through these boulders feels like a background music during your stay. Or guests may indulge themselves in the luxury of bathing in the crystal clear water of Rishi River. Rishikhola is also an ideal picnic spot. Rishikhola is surrounded by dense forest all over, you can go short village trek with a local guide. This place can an alternate option for those who visits Silk Route.
Rishikhola in West Bengal & Sikkim Border needs a special mention in the context of Silk Route Tour. Rishikhola being located on a river side and provides lot of activities activities like bird watching jungle trekking etc. Also due to its proximity to Siliguri, Kalimpong & Darjeeling sees lot of tourists throughout the year. It is on a moderate height and the temperature is pleasant throughout the year. Rishikhola is also referred to as Goa of Sikkim due to the sandy river beds.
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