Pedong, Rishyap


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About Pedong (Village)

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Pedong village is located at a distance of 15.3 km from Rishyap village. The site lies on silk route that forms a bridge through Jelep La Pass to enter Tibet from India. Short treks and a visit to Damsang Fort which was constructed in 1690 can be enjoyed. The fort had witnessed the war between Lepchas and Bhutias. Thus, at present the fort is in ruins.

Cross Hill is situated in proximity from Pedong and is frequently visited by the Christian community. Father Augustine Desgodins placed the cross at this site in 1882, while he was travelling to Tibet. Tin Chuley View Point is another spot where one can view the Nathula Pass and Jelep La Pass.

Sillery Goan is situated at a height of about 6,000 ft in the centre of pine forests. Mt. Kanchenjunga range can be clearly seen from this region. Rikkisum can also be visited while travelling to Pedong. The site has a beautiful bungalow that was constructed in 1902 by the Britishers. A complete view of Kanchenjunga range is also enjoyed like that of Kalimpong.

Sangchhen Gompa is a Bhutanese monastery nearby Pedong, which was constructed in 1706. The belongings and souvenirs of Damsang Fort were placed in this site after it was destroyed in the Anglo-Bhutanese war. Bird watching, fishing and trekking can be taken at this site.

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  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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Avik narayan Chatterjee

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  • Avik narayan Chatterjee
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Pedong-Spot for a day trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 27, 2017
Pedong is located at about 25kms from Kalimpong. It is nice small village with a military base that takes us one step closer towards the lap of nature. There is waterfall and a view point to help you enjoy the nature at its best. Also one can proceed for a trek to Celari Gaon around 5. 5 Kms from pedong. And to Rishi for some magnificent views of the mountains. Also a few homestays are available for those who would like to enjoy the night out there in pedong. And lastly to add to the serenity of Pending is it's beautiful monastery that is worth visiting.
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Sumit Sen

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"A Small Town in the hills"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Nov 18, 2015
Pedong is a small hilly town on the Silk Route. There is lake in Pedong and town is beautiful in all true senses. There are few beautiful schools around. One can visit the scintillating Sillery Gaon and Reshikhola from here. One can go to Sillery by a car. But the trek route is better, which is 3 kilometres walk through the hills.
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Sourav Ray

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"Cross Hill - only attraction"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 24, 2015
Pedong lies on the historic Silk route offers a panoramic view of Mt. Kanchendzonga from Cross Hill. Cross Hill stands atop a hill on Pedong. The Cross placed by priest Fr. Augustine Des Godins in 1882 AD on his way to Tibet. The Cross Hill is located at such a point wherein the view of the facing mountains is magnificent.
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