Sillery Gaon is a village in the Kalimpong district in the state of West Bengal, India. Sillery Gaon is situated at an altitude of 6000 ft. The area offers views of the Mt. Kangchenjunga and its is allied peaks and the Teesta River. This area also abounds in cinchona plantation, which was introduced in the region by the British as a source of quinine used for the treatment of malaria. An attraction for tourists visiting Sillery Gaon is Sangchen Dorjee Monastery, which was built during the Bhutanese rule in Pedong. This region is characterized by abruptly rising hills and numerous small streams. Sillary Gaon is where silence and peace is in abundance along with the sheer natural beauty.
How to Reach Sillery Gaon?
Sillery Gaon is around 100 kms from Bagdogra Airport and NJP Railway Station.
You can book a private cab from these places to reach our homestay in Sillerygaon via Kalimpong and Algarah.
Also as an alternative option, you can take shared cars or buses from Siliguri to Kalimpong and catch shared taxis to Pedong. From Pedong you need to reserve a vehicle to reach our hometay in Sillery Gaon.
Sightseeing from Sillery Gaon Homestays.
Ramitey View Point :
The breathtaking longest view of river Teesta along with its 14 bends through the valleys is incomparable and amazing. Another sight you can enjoy from Ramitey View Point is the confluence of river Teesta and Reshi. The serene beauty of this place will fill your heart with bliss. If the sky is clear you can also enjoy an awesome view of the entire region from Teesta Bazar to Majhitar in Sikkim. Ramitey View Point is just 3 km away from Sillery Gaon.
Tinchuley View Point / Tinchuley Top :
Tinchuley View Point is around 30 meters trek from this village and offers a great view. The trek through the stiff uphill road to the top of this hill itself is adventurous. It offers a magnificent 360-degree view of the Himalayan ranges including the 3rd highest peak Kanchenjunga. On a clear day, you can even enjoy the view of Nathula Pass and Jelep la from this nice viewpoint.
Damsang Fort : You can reach to this nearly ruined fort after a one hour trek through pine forest. It’s around 4km away from Sillery Gaon. It is also considered an ideal place for bird watching. The road to reach this place through the lush green forest offers a magnificent view of surrounding hills and valleys. This fort had been built in 1690 by the Lepcha Kingdom but very little of the ruins remains today.
Hanuman Top: Once you reach Damsang fort, you should not miss a little upward trekking to the Hanuman top. Here you will find a Nice sculpture of Lord Hanuman. The pristine beauty and calmness of this place is itself incomparable. It also offers an excellent bird’s view of Kalimpong town and adjoining areas.
Silent Valley : A vast wide green pasture, surrounded by tall pine trees and the only silence breaking chirping of birds makes the place of magical ambience . A descending trek through the misty forest and the sudden appearance of the greenfield will mesmerize you. Silence valley becomes a small water body at the time of the rainy season as once upon a time it was originally a lake.
Cross Hill : Located at a vantage point it is also sunset view point. The view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and other regions from this point are astounding. Also, you can have a clear view of Tibet autonomous region from here. Cross Hill is highly revered as a pilgrimage for the local Christian community as history says during the 19th century some Evangelists started to travel to Tibet for spreading Christianity. They never came back and the cross was erected in hope that they will see the cross and know where to return.
If you want we can arrange a trek guide for nominal charges from our homestay in Sillery gaon.