Sillery Gaon - Quiet Paradise at 6,000 Feet offers Home Stay to Vacationers

By Indrajit Ghosh Dastidar

Sillery Gaon Mountain Retreat Bed and Breakfast with Meals for Tourists

Kolkata, Nov 6, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Sillery Gaon is situated at an altitude of 6,000 ft in the middle of a jungle. A tiny quiet hamlet nestled between thick forests that were unknown to many even few years ago. Thanks to Chandan Saurav and 100 Miles their organization tirelessly trying to popularize this offbeat Tourist destination and Nature’s Paradise.

About 30 families reside at Sillery. Each house in the village had kept aside two to four rooms for tourists. Sillery, 4km off Pedong and is 25km from Kalingpong, is located on the ancient Silk Route that connected India with Tibet through the Jelep La pass in Sikkim.

The rooms come with basic necessities and furnishings, with clean surroundings and an attached bath and toilet. The home stays serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Electricity is available for about 3 hours from 6 P.m. to 9 P.M.  Hot water is always available on request. Home cooked meals, local drink “Tongba”, fascinating view of  Mt.Kunchenjunga and Mountains of Sikkim, very friendly host all will make your stay unforgettable!!

Honeymoon cottages are being constructed with all amenities to attract more tourists.

Short  walk from Sillery will take you to

  • Ramitey: Longest view of River Teesta with approximately 14 turns, about half an hour walk (one way)
  •  Tinchuley: A lone peak offering a 360 angle view of the Himalayas and surrounding mountains,about 2 hours walk (one way). Very soon Paragliding will start at Tinchuley, work is on progress.  
  • Damsang Fort: Fort of the last Lepcha King, about one hour walk (One way). View of “21 miles” from Damsang is marvelous. 

About 3 Days stay will provide you enough time to enjoy Sillery Goan. Nearby Tourist destinations are Aritar Lake and Juluk, both are situated at Sikkim.  Lava and Lolygaon is also near by. Rented cars are available for sight-seeing.

Sillery Gaon Mountain Retreat Bed and Breakfast with Meals for Tourists

Sillery Gaon Mountain Retreat Bed and Breakfast with Meals for Tourists

Sillery Gaon Mountain Retreat Bed and Breakfast with Meals for Tourists