Galeythar, Kurseong – 50 kms from Siliguri

Hornbill near Galeythar. Courtesy Wikipedia

Hornbill near Galeythar

Cotton clouds trapped within the vales and rolling hills, panoramic views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, hidden lakes amidst pine forests, orange orchards, wild orchids and exotic birds and butterflies! These are few reasons to visit Galeythar! Located just 35 kms. from Darjeeling and still untouched by mass tourism, this village has some of the best nature resorts and home stays in North Bengal. Apart from enjoying your much-awaited respite, you can take casual walks in the surrounding forests, tea gardens, cardamom fields, terraced paddy fields and orange orchards of Galeytar. Early morning sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjungha from your resort is just another surprise in waiting! BOOKING DETAILS OF GALEYTHAR

Places to see in Galeythar: This is a small village perched on a hilltop with magnificent views of Mt. Kanchenjungha and the Himalayan foothills. Few terraced paddy fields, orange orchards, tea gardens and cardamom farms surround the village. You can also visit the nearby Riyang River Valley of Sittong crossing the age-old bamboo bridge.

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House of Rabindranath Tagore

Nearby attractions of Galeythar: While staying here, you can visit the home of Maitreyee Devi in Mungpoo where Rabindranath Tagore used to stay, take a walk in the orange orchards of Sittong and visit Latpanchar just 08 kms. away to see the nesting of the endangered Rufous Neck Hornbill. On the way to Latpanchar, you can also drop at Namthing Pokhari – the breeding spot of the extremely endangered Himalayan Salamander. Day trips to nearby Kurseong just 20 kms. away and the viewpoint of Ahaldara can also be arranged.

Things to do in Galeythar: Bird watching, butterfly tracking and taking village walks are few things you can do at Galeythar. Local sightseeing to Latpanchar and Namthing Pokhri can also be on your cards.

Best time to visit Galeythar: You can visit Galeytar anytime of the year. Tea gardens and farms are lush during monsoons whereas winters are perfect for enjoying the splendid views of Mt. Kanchenjungha looming in the distance.

How to reach Galeythar: Galeytar can be reached from Mungpoo (9 kms.), Kalijhora (25 kms.) and Birik (16 kms.). Regular cars are available from NJP or Siliguri to Kalijhora.

Galeythar Resort

Galeythar Resort

Lodging and Food at Galeythar: Our resort in Galey thar is located on a hilltop with great views of Mt. Kanchenjungha. Surrounded by forests, terraced farms and cardamom gardens this resort is the perfect get away from your hectic schedule. This newly built resort has four adjacent cottages and 06 rooms in the main building. All rooms are equipped with modern facilities like comfy beds, balconies overlooking snow-capped mountains, transport assistance and attached western bathrooms with hot water geysers. The resort arranges for cultural programs on request, guided bird watching tours and serves sumptuous food in its dining hall.




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