Pedong is a village in the district of Kalimpong. It is steeped in the solitude of nature at 5100 feet. Here, guests leave themselves into the solitude of calm and cool ambiance. You will wake up at the chirping of hilly birds and the golden gleam of sunrise. The best gift of Pedong for its tourists is the spell bounding and breathtaking sight of Mount Kanchenjunga that is unforgettable. Also, this untouched hamlet of Pedong is used as a stopover for tourists heading towards the high-altitude Silk Route Trips in Sikkim. BOOKING DETAILS OF PEDONG
Places to see at Pedong: Damsang Fort, one of the main attraction of Pedong bears evidence to a long racial war between Bhutias and Lepchas. It attributes a historical dimension to Pedong. The remains of the fort in the dark, deep and dense forest are reminiscent of the Lepcha Kingdom. Damsang Dzong is reflective of the British history of Pedong. Built in 1690 within a fifteen minute walk from Pedong it witnessed hostility between the local tribes and the troops of the East India Company Co. The Dzong gives you a glimpse into the depth of lush green valleys and of the ski-surpassing height of the Himalayas. Pedong has not only historical value but religious glory as well. Tourists can also visit Cross Hill to pay their regard to the Cross. Father Augustine Desgodins placed the cross as a landmark when he was passing through the Nathula Pass in 1882.
Nearby Attractions at Pedong: Among the nearby attractions of Pedong, some notable ones are Sillery Gaon, Icchey Gaon, Rikkissum, Ramdhura and the riverside village of Reshikhola. You can also enjoy short treks through Pine Forests to Tinchuley viewpoint and Ramitey Dara Viewpoint, which offers a panoramic view of the meandering Teesta River and Mt. Kanchenjugha towering over it. If you are staying at Pedong, then you can take day trips to Lampokhari (Aritar Lake) in Sikkim as well as visit Lava, Loleygaon, Delo and the hilly town of Kalimpong too.
Things to do at Pedong: While staying at Pedong, you can take part in a host of activities like going out for Nature walks, Trekking, River picnicking, Camping and Bird watching. Adventure sports like Paragliding can also be enjoyed from nearby Delo Hill. If you are not one of those “Outdoor Souls,” then don’t forget to bring your favourite novel and enjoy it sitting at our balcony basking in the morning sun overlooking the white mountains and green valleys.
How to reach Pedong: Pedong is 75 kilometers from Darjeeling and 85 kilometers from both Siliguri and Gangtok. It is only 25 kilometers from Lava and Kalimpong. The nearest rail head is New Jalpaiguri and the nearest airport is Bagdogra (IXB).
Best time to visit Pedong: You can visit Pedong anytime of the year. The winters are known for their sparkling weather and spectacular sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjungha while the monsoons are favourite with tourists who love to see lush forests covered in mists and clouds.
Lodging & Dining facilities at Pedong: Our spacious and clean home stay in Pedong is considered as one of the few luxury home stays in North Bengal. Rooms have been decked up with the best amenities and facilitated with all basic features like hot water geysers, attached western bathrooms, lawns, sit-out areas, seating arrangements and comfortable beds. Presently, we have 04 double-bedded rooms with attached balconies in our home stay. All our rooms share a view of the snow peaks and lush valleys. Food is essentially homemade and farm fresh and served with lot of care in our Dining Hall. We also serve traditional food and drinks and guide guests for bird watching and short treks.