Tinchuley, Darjeeling – 80 kms from Siliguri

View from Tinchuley

Tinchuley was a distant hamlet in the wilderness. It is one of the hidden treasures of Darjeeling region. Three ovens or chullas is the meaning of the word Tinchuley. It was an initiative of the inhabitants of Tinchuley to convert their rural village into self-sustained eco-urban village. The organizations like WWF (World Wildlife Federation) contributed to the development of floriculture projects, forest nursery, and by-compost and vermin-compost manure projects. There are numerous viewpoints in Tinchule like the Gumbadara View point, which gives extraordinary views of River Teesta. The Tinchule View point gives nearly a 180 degree view of the entire range of Eastern Himalayas with the majestic Mt. Kanchenjungha ruling the sky. You can also view towns like Gangtok,  Kalimpong and Darjeeling from these view points.    BOOKING DETAILS OF TINCHULEY

Places to see at Tinchuley: Tinchuley has several attractions in store for its tourists. Among them Tinchuley Monastery, Tinchuley Sunrise Point, Durpin Dara, the Tista River, the Rangit River and Gombu Dara View Point deserve to be mentioned. A local youth club provides tourists with trails, treks, transport and tours.

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Gumpha Dara Rocks in Tinchuley have emerged from the deep of underground. A long fern-covered trail through the dark and deep forest leads to these rocks. The rocks stand amidst 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 are historically important as it recalls a 200-year-old legend. 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.

Mt. Kachenjungha from Tinchuley

The breathtaking and awe-inspiring voyage to the Tista River is an obsession with the tourists. Especially the Lovers’ Meet point where the Rangit meets the Tista is an irresistible attraction of Tinchuley. It is a good chance to have a look of Sikkim standing on the bank of the Tista. The forbidding mountain peaks Everest and Kanchenjuaga loom at a distance from the Teesta.

Nearby Attractions at Tinchuley: A magnificent sight of Kalimpong in the distance. The winding way of the Tista River. The towering peak of Mt. Kanchenjunga and numerous walks through winding paths across villages and forests. You can also visit a local monastery. Darjeeling is nearby and so are the numerous Tea Estates like Runglee Rungliot and others.

Things to do at Teenchuley: Nature walk, trekking, birdwatching and cave hunting.

How to reach Teenchuley: The small village of Tinchuley is located above the old cantonment area of Takdah in Kurseong. In the district of Darjeeling, West Bengal, Tinchuley is a luring call to rock climbers. It is within your reach from Darjeeling and Kalimpong. Darjeeling distances 32 kilometers and Kalimpong distances 43 kilometers from Tinchuley.

Best time to visit Tinchuley: The best time to visit Tinchuley ranges from the month of September to the month of April.

Lodging & Dining facilities at Tinchuley: 

There are two accommodation options in Tinchuley – a heritage guesthouse and a village homestay. Both the accommodation options provide the necessary facilities for a comfortable stay with a touch of local culture.


Accommodation in Tinchuley

Heritage Guesthouse

The Heritage Guesthouse: With wood – panelled Four-Bedded rooms, Double Bedded rooms, Cottages and Deluxe rooms this guesthouse in Tinchuley offers great views of the mountain valleys, forests and hill slopes. Facilities like attached Western Bathrooms, Hot Water Geysers, Dining Hall and manicured gardens would make your stay an exciting one. Food served in essentially Indian but continental cuisine can also be arranged.




Homestay accommodation at Tinchuley

Homestay at Tinchuley

The Village Homestay: With three simple Four-Bedded rooms, this village homestay offers great views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, the deep valleys, River Teesta and the surrounding forests. The rooms of this homestsy are equipped with attached Western Bathrooms, hot water geysers and comfy beds. There is also a nice open sit-out area with mountain views. Food served in essentially home-cooked Indian cuisine.




Photographs by Anindita, Sudip Dutta, P Ghosh, Abhi, Tonmoy and others



5 Responses to “Tinchuley, Darjeeling – 80 kms from Siliguri”

  1. Partha Sen says:

    I went to tinchuley last year. I liked it more than darjeeling. It is a great escape from the hectic city life I lead. Though tinchuley is a developing tourist place, tourists should not miss the precious view of the Himalayan range from here. Tinchuely offers the much of hospitality in the lap of nature.

    Thanks ….. Partha

  2. Mona Das says:

    Hi, You have much information about Tinchuley but not many photos. Where can i find some images. I want to visit Tinchuley.

  3. Abhi says:

    @ Mona … please check this link at picasa for images on Tinchuley.


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