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Ramdhura, Kalimpong Overview

Covered with forest with pine trees, Ramdhura has become a new tourist spot in North Bengal. It is just 15 km away from Kalimpong at the height of 5000ft. What attracts the tourist towards this destination is not only its beauty but also the perfect view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. This small village has got its name from a combination of two words – 'Ram' name of a Hindu God and 'Dhura; meaning village.


Things to do in Ramdhura


If you want to get a glimpse of the daily routine of a villager, then walk through the village and watch what the villagers do. You can also plan for a trek to Sillerygaon through Icheygaon. This will take you just about two hours of trekking time.


Cinchona plantation is a heaven for birdwatchers. To reach this place you need to trek through the forest and amaze yourself with the beauty of the forest and its wildlife. If you are looking for adventure, then you can paraglide from Delo or raft in the Teesta River. Tourists can also have fun with rock climbing and hiking near the riverbed in Relli.


You can also do some shopping in this place by arranging for yourself a day trip to Rikissum, Algara Bazar, etc. Delo Science Park is also a great attraction for kids that offers you a natural view of the whole place.


What to Expect in this Village?


This tourist spot not only is a paradise for nature-lovers but also has a great path for trekking for you to explore the forest. Tourists enjoy the cinchona plantation by trekking through the Jalsa Bungalow that was built in 1930. While trekking, you can also witness some wild Himalayan birds that are rare. If you want to get a splendid view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga, and then make sure you are at the Hanuman Tok for a perfect view.


Places that you can Visit in Ramdhura


Since Ramdhura is located near Kalimpong, the tourists can visit some amazing points on the way to the village. Durpin Dara, Algarah, and Pedong Monastery are some of the spots that you should not miss while you are travelling to the village.


Ramdhura too has its own spots and points that one should visit such as Damsang Fort and Tinchuley viewpoint. If you want to get the most extended view of the Teesta river, then visit Ramitey Dara. Apart from these Sillerygaon and Icheygaon also make great places for sightseeing.



What is the best time to visit the village?


Ramdhura can be visited at any time of the year. But if you want to see the snow-covered Mt. Kanchenjunga, then visit the village during winters. The village is also the best place to beat the heat during summer as the weather is pleasant in this place. Watch the clouds touching the window of your hotel room during monsoon season.


How to reach this place?


There are buses and cabs available from Bagdogra, NJP, and Siliguri to reach Kalimpong. All these places are around 85 km away from Ramdhura. Once you have reached Kalimpong, you can get picked up by available pick-up services by Ramdhura Homestay.


Where can you stay in Ramdhura?


If you want to stay in Ramdhura and be part of the natural beauty of the place, then a homestay is where you should be and Ramdhura offers you exactly that. You will not find hotels in this place, but you can find many homestays that are cozy and comfortable. The homestays are equipped with electricity, hot water, comfortable beds, etc. You can enjoy your breakfast in their open-air restaurants that give a splendid view of the mountain and river.


If you are looking for a guide for trekking and sightseeing, then homestays can help you in arranging one for you. For tourists who are driving down themselves to this place, these homestays have parking places too. You can also enjoy home-cooked food made of locally sourced spices and ingredients.

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