Darjeeling Experience: Located at 5800 feet above sea level and 32 Kms from Darjeeling lies Tinchulay , a small but well maintained Forest village comprising of 17/18 houses . Tinchulay overlooks Kalimpong town on the opposite hills with the river Teesta through the gorgeous below . The word Tinchulay means three peaks resembling a stove ( Chulla = Fire Oven ) and looks like the mouth of an oven . Kancenjangha towering over the entire region . This place specializes in village tourism . Tinchulay is an emerging tourist destination . It is developed as a model village with aid from the WWF . They helped 17 families residing in this area to develop the concept of village tourism .
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: One can take village walk, nature hikes , tea garden visit during their stay at Tinchulay . The untouched natural forest is a bird watcher's paradise and sunrise and Kanchenjangha view from Tinchulay are great .
Activities & things to do: 1. Sunrise view with the majestic Kanchenjangha as a backdrop.
2. Tinchulay Monastery
3. Gumbadara - 20 Min. Walk from Tinchulay
4. Orange garden visit - 8 Kms drive from Tinchulay
5. Tea Garden Visit - Tinchulay surrounded by six beautiful tea gardens, nearest is Rangli Rungliot Tea Garden .
6. Takdah Orchid Centre
7. Teesta Valley Durpin Dara - Around 20 kms from Tinchulay
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Around 80 kms from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station . 90 Kms from Bagdogra Airport . You have to hire vehicle from NJP/Bagdogra -- Siliguri --- Rambi Bazaar -- 27th Mile --- Teesta Valley Tea Estate --- Tukdah Club --- Tukdah Bazaar ---- Tinchulay.
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