Charkhole Hill Top -best place to stay in Kalimpong

Charkhole Hill Top Resort-A romantic getaway, Kalimpong

Charkhole is one of the newest destinations on the Eastern Himalayas just 15 kms off Lolegaon tourist din and 30 kms from Kalimpong. Situated 5200ft amidst the deep, moist woods of towering pine, cypress, oak and rhododendrons, this sleepy valley of Charkol is also a bird watcher’s delight. In Charkhole, you can build a bonfire at night under the star studded sky, take a nature walk along the coniferous forests under the warm glow of sun with birds and colorful flora everywhere or brisk on the village resort’s jogging track. But, the best thing you can do is to sit on the on the soft mushy grass of the valley with your cup of tea and watch the riot of colours on Mt. Kanchenjungha.

Nearby Attractions at Charkhole:

Lolegaon is just 15 kms from Charkol and Lava is around 32 kms away. Rishyop, Rishi and Gumba Dara falls with 30 kms from Charkol and Rikkisum and Pedong is around 50 kms away. Another new found wonderland “Chuikhim” is just a walk away from Charkhole.

Lolegaon/Kafer : Lolegaon is a small Lepcha village also known as Kaffer, has a magnificent view of Himalayan snow ranges over the entire horizon. Viewing sunrise over the snow peaks from Jhandidara, and the famous Canopy Walk (hanging footbridge over the Canopy of huge trees) is an experience of a lifetime.

Lava : A 4 km trek through the Neora Valley forest will lead you to Lava. The nearest small town in the district of Darjeeling. In Lava, you can visit the Lava Monastery, the biggest monastery in this region. You can also carry over your handicrafts shopping from Lava.

Neora Valley Forest : A jungle safari by Jeep and trek inside the forest is a wonderful experience. This trip is a must to all nature lovers and bird watchers. The trips through the deep jungle, full of tropical forest and most rare birds will make this trip memorable one. More adventurous people can go for a Rachela Trek towards the Aritar. The Jeep safari will start from Lava and return at Lava. NatureWings can arrange Jungle Safari for its guests.

Kolakham & Changey Falls : Changey or Chagey falls just 3 km jeep drive and 1.5 km walk down through nicely built staircases and rest hut takes you to the most beautiful falls in the deep forest of Kolakham Hills. You have to walk down to around 250 stairs.

Rishyap : The picture Rishop offers a splendid view of snowcapped Mt Kanchenjangha along with Mt Kabroo, Mt Kharg Mt Pandim, Mt Simvo, and Mt Rathung.

How to reach Charkhole: 

Charkol or Charkhole is a small village at Neora Valley Forest under Kalimpong sub division in Darjeeling district. It is just 26 Km from Kalimpong and 15 km from Lolegaon.
By flight: Nearest Airport is Bagdogra (IXB). By car it will take 4hrs to reach Lava from Bagdogra.

By Train: Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri railway Station (NJP). It will take 4 hrs to reach Lava by car from NJP.

By Road: Lava can be reached from Siliguri by various hired vehicle in roughly 4 hours.
Lava 27 Km from Lava by Jeep , LoleGaon is 15 Km from Charkhole.

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we have 10nos. of Cottage Rooms & 02 Deluxe Rooms

  • 6 Nos. of Cottages @ Rs.2400/-
  • 4 Nos of cottages @2600/- 
  • 2 Nos. of Deluxe Rooms @Rs.1900/-
  • Whole day Meals-Rs.600/adult & Rs.500/Children(above 5 years)
    Extra person cost Rs.350/-