Tinchuley is 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 vermi-compost manure projects. There are numerous viewpoints in Tinchule like the Gumbadara View point, which gives extraordinary views of River Teesta, Mt. Kanchenjungha and the lush Tea gardens. The Tinchule View point also gives a panoramic view of the entire range of Eastern Himalayas. You can also view towns like Gangtok, Kalimpong and Darjeeling from these view points.
Lodging and dining facilities in Tinchuley
We have three accommodation options in Teenchuley – a boutique resort, a village resort and a home stay. All the accommodation options provide the necessary facilities for a comfortable stay with a touch of local culture.
The Tinchulay Village Resort: Located on the outskirts of Tinchuley under the shadows of the Pine Forest, this Village Resort with three beautiful cottages, a manicured lawn and a garden overlook the lush rolling Himalayan foothills. There are Doubled Bedded Cottages, Four bedded cottages and a Five Bedded room in this village resort. Facilities like attached Western Bathrooms, Hot Water Geysers and Dining Hall would make your stay an exciting one. Food served in essentially Indian cuisine and is fresh and served hot.
The Tinchulay Home stay: Located on the roadside, our home stay has four bedded rooms and double bedded rooms with views of snowy mountains from its balcony. The rooms of this home stay are equipped with attached Western Bathrooms, hot water geysers and comfy beds. There is also a Dining area where essentially home-cooked Indian food is served to the guests.
The Tinchuley Boutique Resort: Located within Pine Forests, this Deluxe category Boutique resort provides an excellent view of Mt. Kanchenjungha from its premises. The rooms are equipped with all facilities like comfy beds, Televisions, Wardrobes, Hot Water Geysers, attached Western Bathrooms and large wall-to-wall glass windows offering panoramic views of the surrounding forests and snowcapped mountain peaks. The Dining Hall in the first floor also has a glass lounge where the guests can enjoy the morning sun while gazing at Mt. Kanchenjungha. Sumptuous Continental as well as Indian Food is served in the Dining Hall.
Things to do in Tinchulay
While in Teenchuley you can take Nature walks within the Pine Forests, take short treks to view points and enjoy bird watching.
How to reach Tinchuley
The small village of Tinchuley is located adjacent to the Old Cantonment Area of Takdah. It is within your reach from Darjeeling and Kalimpong. Darjeeling distances 32 kilometers and Kalimpong distances 43 kilometers from Tinchuley.
Best time to visit Tinchulay
You can visit Tinchuley anytime of the year. The winters will offer great views of the snowy mountains, whereas the monsoons would offer breathtaking views of lush tea gardens and forests.
Places to see in Tinchuley
Tinchuley has several attractions in store for its tourists. Among them Tinchuley Monastery, Tinchuley Sunrise Point, Durpin Dara, the Tista River viewpoint, the Rangit River Viewpoint, Lamahatta Nature Park and Gombu Dara View Point deserve to be mentioned. 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 a picturesque landscape, which hides several caves beneath them. The interior of the caves is an impenetrable mystery. These rocks are historically important as it recalls a 200-year-old legend, where a group of Lamas with their Geylings and Jhamtas ran from the dead hand of their enemies and took shelter here. The British Army would train its soldiers on the Gumpha Dara rocks.
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.
Attractions around 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, Gielle, Teesta Valley and others. The Lamahatta Nature Park, Takdah Nursery, Takdah Cantonment area and even Darjeeling and Ghoom are also nearby and can be explored in day trips.