Indian & Chinese
Also known as the "Balcony of Kanchenjunga", Daragaon is a serene village nestled in the hilltop in the Kalimpong District of West Bengal. Also known as "Upper Icchey", Daragaon is a perfectly composed natural phenomenon.
Surrounded by luxuriant alpine forest all around, daunting hills, blooming Himalayan flowers and situated beside the riverbank snaking Teesta, Daragaon proves to be an ideal picnic spot. Truly nature's blessing, Dara Gaon, the newfound jewel in North Bengal should be your next holiday destination and let us describe why.
Sightseeing Places in and around the Village
A 105 years old property named Dara Gaon Bangalow is the major tourist attraction of the village. The spectacular view of the Kanchenjunga along with the thrilling bird's eye view of the snaking Teesta River looks amazing from the village.
Being just 30 minutes driving distance away from Kalimpong, you can explore sightseeing attractions like Durpin Monastery, Dr Graham's Home, Delo Park, etc. Apart from visiting Kalimpong, all the adjacent sightseeing places like Bara Mangwa, Chota Mangwa and Tinchuley can also be visited.
Things to Do in Daragaon
Daragaon, even though a small village, offers a plethora of activities to do in and around it. One can walk through the village to get to know the villagers and witness numerous blooming Himalayan flowers in every household.
One can also have a memorable picnic with their dear and near ones at the Daragaon Picnic Spot. while having a picnic, one can relish the moment by watching the magnificent vista of the Kanchenjunga peak and a fascinating sunset.
Observe the daily activities of the villagers and click some photos of the children playing in the fields or the farmers returning to their homes to make them stored in a photographic form so that you can cherish these moments forever.
How to Reach Dara Gaon
Bagdogra is the closest airport at a distance of 90 km whereas NJP is the nearest Railway station at a distance of 82 km. One can easily get a hired car from Bagdogra Airport, NJP or Siliguri to comfortably reach the village.
Where to Stay in this Village
Homestays are there to stay in this village. The local villagers usually offer accommodation at their houses to the visitors. However, all the modern facilities like electricity, comfortable beds, a natural showering option into nature, western washrooms etc. are there. So, staying here will not be a problem at all.
Best Time to Visit Daragaon
The weather of the village stays soothing most of the time of a year. Hence, one can visit this alluring hamlet at any time. However, the season of winter is considered to be the ideal time because of the orange gardens become full of oranges during this time.