The word Tinchuley stands for three chullas (chulla means oven), and this is represented by three prominent hill tops that resembels the three chullas. It is an upcoming tourist destination of the region. Tinchuley is a remote hamlet located close to Darjeeling which can be reached through a drive of 32 kilometers. It is at a distance of 80 kilometers from Siliguri, 35 kilometers from Kalimpong and 88 kilometers from Gangtok. The inhabitants of this quiet settlement took an initiative for establishing their locality as a model organic village. With the help of organizations such as the WWF, the village has developed Village Home Stays. The villagers also showed keen interest in modern farming and with the help of WWF they developed floriculture, vermiculture, organic projects.
Tinchuley is an emerging Tourist Destination. It is developed as a model village with aid from the WWF. WWF has helped 17 Families residing in this area to develop the concept of Sustainable Village Tourism.
It provides stunning Himalayan views with the Majestic Kanchanjunga towering over the entire region. The places specializes in Village Tourism and one can take village walks, nature hikes and tea garden visits during their stay here. The untouched natural forest, is a birdwatchers paradise and sunrise views from specific points in this region are greatly talked about by all.
Tinchuley, the village, flanked by aromatic tea gardens and deep, lovely woods, is a perfect getaway for those seeking quietude, a change of pace and lungful of refreshing mountain air. Its serene and scenic locales are sure to rejuvenate you and even inspire compositions, particularly, out of those of you with creative inclinations music, painting, writing, poetry and photography.
Gurung Guest House specializes in village tourism. One can take Village walks, nature hikes and tea garden visits during their visit here. The Untouched natural forests, is a birdwatcher’s paradise and sunrise views from specific points in this region are greatly talked about.
- Nearest Airhead: Bagdogra 77Kms
- Nearest Railhead: New Jalpaiguri 73Kms
- Darjeeling Town: 32Kms
- Kalimpong Town: 35kms
- Gangtok: 80Kms
Places Of Interest
A five minutes walk early morning from the guest house gets you to a vantage point that commands a stunning sunrise view with the majestic Kanchanjunga as a backdrop.
A Monastry with a unique features where a monk meditated for seventeen years and the same practice is being followed by his disciples till date.
The view point is a twenty minutes walk from the Guest house through pristine forestthat stuns visitors with excellent views of the Sikkim and Rangit river. One can also explore the old caves, which offer rock- climbing opportunities to the adventurous.
Orange Garden Visits
A 8Kms drive gets you to one of the best landscaped and well maintained orchards of the area – Nirmals. This family manufactures a variety of juices, pickles and marmalades at their own factory.
Tea Garden Visits
Tinchuley is surrounded by six beautiful tea gardens, the nearest being Rangli Rangliot Tea Estate. A garden visit to witness the nitty of tea manufacture is quite an experience in itself.