Blue Sky Resort is located at Rishyap in the middle of a small hilly hamlet inhabited by the Lepchas at about 2,591 m. above sea level and tucked in the foothills of the Himalayas. This is a quiet hill getaway, far from the city crowd and it is an ideal place to develop a bond between human and the nature. Rishyap is famous for its panoramic view beautiful Himalayan peaks and the Himalayan range.
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Hotel Room Tariff in Rishyap
DELUXE DOUBLE BED ROOM @ 850/- ONWARD
DELUXE TRIPLE BED ROOM @ 1200/- ONWARD
EXTRA PERSON -RS.150/- ONWARD
CHECKOUT TIME: 10 A.M.
How to reach Rishyap hotel :
How to reach Rishyap: Fly to the nearest Airport at Bagdogra, 133 km. away, and hire a Car or a Jeep for Rishyap which requires almost 4.45 hrs. drive from the Airport. If you travel by rail, you may reach the nearest Railhead at New Jalpaiguri, 117 km. away, from there avail Cars, Jeeps or Buses to reach Rishyap, which may take 4.30 hrs. road drive approximately.
Places to see around Rishyap :
Tiffin Dara a viewing point for famous Himalayan peaks Like Singalila, Kabru, Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan Mountain Peaks. Also trekalong Neora Valley National Park to reach the Jorepokhri (Twin Lakes).
North Bengal Road distance Map :
Road distances from Rishyap (approx.) :
Rishyap to Bagdogra (Airport) :
Rishyap to New Jalpaiguri (Railway Station) :
Rishyap to Lava :
Rishyap to Loleygaon :
Rishyap to Kalimpong :
Rishyap to Tiffin Dara (view point) :
General information :
NJP to Rishyap
110 Km. via Kalimpong or 120 Km. via Garubathan
10*C to 19.5*C
0*C to 6*C Altitude 8500 ft.
Tropical, Temperate and Alpine.
Nepali, Bhutia, Hindi, English, and Bengali.
Places of Interest
Rishyap or Rishop :
Rishyap or Rishop , developed in 1998, is rapidly becoming a popular tourist point. Rishyap-Ri stands for mountain peak (some say it lofty) and "shop" means age-old trees in Tibetan) is an ideal destination for a peaceful getaway. Situated over the Neora valley in North Bengal at a height of 8,500ft, Rishyap, is best known for its panoramic view of not only Mt. Kanchenjungha but also Mt Kabru, Kokthang, Pandim and the Nathu La Pass. The deep silent forest of Pine, Birch, Fir and Orchids with soothing path following the chirps of birds & the view of big sky on the lad of snowcapped Khang-Chen-D-Zongha is a special gift of Rishyap.
The 360* visible mountain ranges one can find from Rishyap are (left to right) Mt.Kharg, Kokthang, Rathung, Kabroo (North, South, Dome and Fourth), Talung, Pandim, Khang-Chen-D-Zongha, Simvo, Narsingh, Siniolchu.Another two peaks after these lie Khanchangyao and Panhundri - remains as the peridens between Sikkim and Tibet and just below it lies the glacier called "Khangse" which also happens to be the source of river Teesta. Clola, Nathula, Jelepla, Batungla - The Clola Range form the border between Sikkim and Tibet. Just behind these form 'La's lies the 'Chumvy Valley' which is in China.
The blue mountains of Sikkim by its side are also worth watching. Nathu La and Jalep La are also visible from Rishyap. Sunset turns the snow-capped pinnacles into pink and gold. Only 11 km Jeepable road from Lava walking distance - 4 km through pakdandi) & 27 km from Kalimpong, Lava leads to a beautiful small hamlet Rishyap, nestles amidst the hidden hills of Neora Valley, covered with Dhupi, pine and rhododendron trees.
There is a picturesque trekking route from Lava for the adventurous. For the others, a bumpy car ride from Lava will take around half an hour. From NJP by car to Lava, through Gorubathan amid lush tea gardens. The Kagyu Thekchen monastery, the serene Changay falls and also Lolegaon, a picturesque little village.
The road to Rishyap is extremely bumpy as it is strewn with rocks and boulders. But the sheer beauty of the picture postcard village is worth every aching muscle in your body. Get a view of the majestic Kanchenjungha from Blue Sky Resort. The sound of multitudes of birds dz some known some exotic dz music to the ears. The villagers have transformed the hill slopes through terrace farming, growing potato, maize, cabbage and other crops. Seeing their simple lives from so close is a unique experience.
Rishyap is pure bliss for tired eyes and the soul. Tiffindara (the oldest name - Sherpa Dara), a view point, offers a 360* all around panoramic view of the Himalayan range. Sunrise in Rishyap will be in memory for years. Sunset turned the snow-capped PINNACLES to molten gold, a view impossible to capture in words. A trek through Neora Valley National Park can be a thrilling experience.
A top a hill which presumes the garb of a paradise, what with the flouting clouds and mysterious mists, the wild flowers and plants covering in vastness the slopes all across dz Rishyap is truly the place to visit for those nursing the soul of a nature lover or a mystic. Rishyap also is the place where bird watching can be quite delightful, what with the birds of all kinds and colors, chirping happily in its cold green climes.
At night Rishyap offers a bright and clear sky. It may seem that the stars have come closer. Far below, one can view the lights twinkling in the nearby towns and villages. Lights of Pedong and Gangtok can be seen on a clear night.
Southeast of Rishyap is the Lava monastery. The entire village is not covered by motorable road. To see the whole village, one has to walk down the mountains with majestic Kanchenjunga standing in front.
Electricity has made its way into this village less than 2 years ago, and this place still owns her virgin charm. There is nothing much to do, but play with the clouds all the time, and watch the majestic Kanchenjungha ranges on a clear day.
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Situated at an altitude of 7200 feet, Lava is famous for its proximity to the Neora Valley National Park and its beautiful view of the Jelep La and Rechi La passes.
Lava is about 32 km east of Kalimpong. Oak and fir trees welcome the visitor at Lava. Lava is also known for its leaches. During the rainy season vegetation around the place remains covered by leaches.
Common tourist places around Lava include Ratnarishi Gumpha, Neora Lake, Silviculture Research Centre, and Chhangey falls. Treks to the Neora valley starts from Lava. Apart from long treks across the valley, small treks are also possible in the region. Common treks include trek to Tiffin Dara, Aluabari etc.
Lolegaon is a small village in the Kalimpong sub-division. Lolegaon used to be a tranquil village with great views of the Kanchnjunga. During the early 1990's forest department with the help of some voluntary organizations started promoting the village as an eco-tourism destination. The founders of naturebeyond were also part of the initiative. By the late 90`s Lolegaon came up to become one of the oft visited tourist destinations of the Kalimpong Hills.
The small village is also commonly referred to by locals as Kaffer. Lolegaon is located at a distance of about 24 km from Lava. Travel time may be well over an hour depending on the road condition. Altitude of Loelygaon is about 5,500 ft.
The primary attraction of Lolegaon lies in its serene and tranquil environment. Although the place has become a common tourist destination now, it is still not commercialized by large influx of tourists. You can still get to walk in the nearby forests without jostling with other tourists.
Lolegaon offers panoramic view of the Kanchenjunga range. On a clear day large part of the snow capped mountain is visible.
Visitors interested in Bird watching could have a field day here, wide variety of birds can be seen in the area and Lava-Lolegaon sector is one of the most attractive birding destination in this region.
Nearby hilltop Jhandi Dara offers beautiful views at sunrise. The place is about 4/5 kilometers from Lolegaon and early morning visit to Jhanidi Dara can offer you spectacular views on a clear day.
Forest department has earmarked a part of the forest as Heritage forest. This is another attraction for tourists. There is a unique 'Canopy Walk' over the century old mossy Oak and Cypress.
Summer temperature (April - May) very between 15 and 25 degree celsius. winter temperature (December - February) between 7 and 15 degree. Loelygaon witnesses heavy rainfall and an umbrella may be useful any time of the year.
From Lava - 24 km
From Siliguri - 123 km
From Kalimpong - 54 km
At an altitude of 1250m, this tranquil hill station is located on top of a ridge on the east of river Tista. Kalimpong offers many good treks for the adventures. The travel attraction of this place also includes monasteries, orchid-nurseries and overall, the exquisite view over the surrounding countryside. The distance between Kalimpong and Siliguri is 70km.
Kalimpong is famous for its indigenous handicraft. The artisans here produce Tibetan and Bhutanese handicraft and jewelry that are much admired in the country and abroad. If you want to go for a shopping-spree for crafts during your tour, Kalimpong is the place. The shops at Kalimpong sell traditional handicrafts such as woodcarvings, copperware like feng-sui bells, tapestry bags, scrolls, paintings and Tibetan jewelry.
The town and its surrounding area was ruled by Bhutan for about a century and a half before it was annexed by the British in 1965. This also paved way for increased trade with Tibet through Jelepla. Even today Kalimpong remains one of hte largest market places in the region.
Pedong is located on the road that connects Kalimpong-Algarah to Sikkim. It is one of the oldest towns in this region with significant historical importance.
Pedong is divided into two parts - lower Pedong and Upper Pedong. Famous St. Georges School is situated at lower Pedong. In the past, when Kalimpong was a major trading place, the road through Pedong was used for trade between India and Tibet.
Traveling to Pedong
You can visit Pedong on a day outing from Kalimpong / Lava or Lolegaon.