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Icche Gaon or Icchey Gaon, a paradise in the form of a peaceful suburb, is located in Kalimpong district of West Bengal. The newly unveiled scenic hamlet is still in its virgin state so one can visit there and experience the unmatched beauty of the Himalayan abode with its mesmerizing views of the mountains, green lush forest ranges of Pine, Birch and Juniper trees and so many aspects to please one's mind.
Icche Gaon, a tranquil yet vibrant village nestled at an altitude of 5800 ft. and just about 15 kilometres from Kalimpong town. An ideal destination to soothe your mind and soul, Icchey Gaon has a lot of scenic attractions to offer to its solace seeking visitors and they are as mentioned below.
Sightseeing Places in Icchey Gaon
Though Icche Gaon itself is a destination for the off-beat voyagers yet there are few nearby places which one can have a visit for a day trip. Located at just 6 k.m. away from Icche Gaon, Damsang Fort is one of the popular tourist destinations. Cross Hill just 26 km distance away is another sightseeing place near the village. The place has a splendid atmosphere for the calmness in the environment and the amazing clearer view of Mt. Kanchendzonga.
Located at the height of 6000 ft. on the slope of the mountains and almost 15 k.m. from Icche Gaon, Sillery Gaon is a small tranquil hamlet. The beautifully structured natural substances will blow your mind with its unmatchable stunning views of the valleys and the mountains.
Ramitey Dara is an amazing hilltop point just 2 hours' drive from Icche Gaon known for offering one of the best views of the majestic Teesta River and the gigantic Mt. Kanchendzonga. From Ramitey one can get the longest view of river Teesta along with its 14 bends and towering Kanchendzonga.
Just about 13 km away from Icchegaon, Pedong Monastery or Sangchen Dorjee Monastery is another alluring tourist attraction nearby. Made in the year of 1706, the monastery showcases numerous paintings which depict the characteristics of the ancient flows of Buddhism and the early lifestyles of the community.
How to reach Icche Gaon
As Icche Gaon is located in Kalimpong the nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station in Siliguri and the airport is Bagdogra Airport. One can pre-book a car from us directly for Icche Gaon which is 88 kilometres from NJP railway station and 92 kilometres from Bagdogra. Hiring a shared cab is another option which may lead to switching on transportation to a local taxi after reaching Kalimpong town from where Icche Gaon is just 15 kilometres away. To avoid all these hassles, one can choose an Icche Gaon Tour Package and leave their worries behind.
Where to stay in Icche Gaon
The tranquil abode is in a remote zone. The perfect way to accommodate one is the nestled home stays with all the basic facilities like electricity, comfortable beds, a natural showering option into nature, western washrooms etc.
There are few of eco-friendly homestays available. One can book in a prior manner by checking the availability of the accommodations. Prices are quite moderate and one can check out the homestays by their choices.
Foods are being served according to their preferences. Both veg and non-veg meals are available.
Best Time to visit Icche Gaon
The pastoral beauty of Icche Gaon can be witnessed throughout the year, but to get the mesmeric view of the snow-clad Mt. Kanchendzonga winter season will be the best time to visit the hamlet. The temperature in winter falls into 2°C which is quite chilling.
In summer due to the high altitude, the weather remains quite blissful. The cool breeze will amaze one's soul. The temperature gets maximum up to 25°C. The days are clearer and the views of the surroundings are distinct.
This pristine abode has a great appealing strength which attracts travellers across the country. Though the hamlet is known to very fewer people still at a slow pace it's Gaining its popularity.