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Rishap Darjeeling – An Excellent Destination to Be Explored

May 23, 2015

I woke up by listening to the chirping of birds and the sunrise in the backdrop of the chilling view of majestic Kanchenjunga peak in the Himalayan ranges. The mind-boggling sight of Kanchenjunga is the major attraction of the village of Rishap, which makes it popular among the tourist from all over the places.

Though Darjeeling is a small town it is located near to the Lesser Himalaya range and the altitude of this place is nearly 7100 ft above sea level. Next day after a blissful morning I headed towards my next destination the Rishap Darjeeling.

Rishop Village Darjeeling
Rishop Village Darjeeling | Image Resource : rishyap.com

Rishap Darjeeling is a tourist village near to Darjeeling, which is located in the Kalimpong hills at an altitude of nearly 8100 feet. This famous tourist destination is located very near to Lava in West Bengal state. The destination offers the pure charm of staying exactly in the midst of a hilly destination close to the nature.

Apart from seeing the Kanchenjunga range, I could see  Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan from this village and the mighty mountains of Jelep la etc from Rishap. The Nathula pass, which is the famous Indo-Chinese boarder destination which is opened for trade is also easily visible from this place.

Tiffindara View Point Rishop
Tiffindara View Point Rishop | Image Resource : youtube.com

Rishap Darjeeling can be reached easily through road in any vehicle or also on foot. This hilly destination is located nearly 7 km away from Lava towards Kalimpong, where you have to take a right turn and go further about 5 km to Rishap. The road might not be in good shape to reach to this place and there are some steep curves, so vehicles suitable to this terrain are recommended.

Kanchenjunga Range From Rishop
Kanchenjunga Range From Rishop | Image Resource : rishyap.com

Tiffindara is the ideal place at Risyap, which offers excellent vies of might Himalaya. There is also a viewing tower at Tiffindara, which offers a better view of the mountains and valleys around. Risyap Darjeeling is located at 12 km from Lava, 32 km from Lolegaon, 35 km from Kalimpong, and 95 km from Siliguri.

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