30 Favorite Offbeat Places Near Darjeeling

There are many offbeat  places near Darjeeling. And those offbeat places are slowly becoming very popular among tourists. And the beauty of these places is immense and incomparable. These beautiful hill stations offer a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. 
Darjeeling is a famous tourist spot in North Bengal. But there are many unknown beautiful places behind the hills near Darjeeling. Now many of us prefer an offbeat place where there is no noise and crowd. This place is ideal for thouse who want to stay in offbeat places.
This blog is about finding some offbeat  places near Darjeeling.

#1. Tinchuley

Tinchuley the most beautiful offbeat destination near Darjeeling only 26 kilometers located at an altitude of 5900ft.
This place is surrounded by a beautiful green hill and pine forest and tea estate. This is developed as eco-village tourism.  For those who love nature, heaven is for them.
The reason behind the name of this place, three mountains surrounded this place, from far this place looks like a three oven or Chulla. That’s why this place is called Tinchuley.

#2. Dawaipani

Dawaipani is a most beautiful village, located at an altitude of 6,500 feet, near Darjeeling only 15 kilometers. There are views of Kanchenjunga from every turn of the village, from every homestay.
A hilly village wrapped in natural beauty in the lap of the Himalayas. A little offbeat for tourists but for those who love nature, it is a paradise.

#3. Lamahatta

Lamahatta is a small village located at a height of 5,600 feet, 23 kilometers from Darjeeling. It is located just above Peshok Road. The view of Kanchenjunga from the village is very picturesque and beautiful. Surrounded by pine trees, this small village has become very popular among tourists.
The most popular place to visit is Lamahata Eco Park. A hilly village wrapped in natural beauty in the lap of the Himalayas. 

#4. Takdah

Takdah is a beautiful village located 28 kilometers from Darjeeling. Takdah is placed at an altitude of 5100 feet at the foot of the Himalayan forest trees.
There are about 15 heritage colonial bungalows in Takdah. These bungalows were built between 1905 and 1915.A hilly village wrapped in natural beauty in the lap of the Himalayas. 

#5. Chatakpur

Chatakpur is a small eco-friendly town in the Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. It is a beautiful green village in the hills at an altitude of about 6000 feet. It is located just opposite Tiger Hill. Cheetahs and bears can be seen here.
In dense fog, Chatakpur Forest is like a haunted place. A hilly village wrapped in natural beauty in the lap of the Himalayas. 

#6. Ahaldara

Ahaldara is a beautiful hill in Kurseong. A village 5 kilometers away from Latpanchar. It is located in the upper part of Latpanchar at an altitude of 4500 feet above sea level. Ahaldara is an offbeat place in Darjeeling district, also known as Ahald, the highest point of the Mahanada Wildlife Sanctuary.

#7. Sittong

Sittong is a small, quiet hill town in the Karshiang subdivision in the foothills of the Darjeeling Himalayas. It is located just above the Mahananda Sanctuary, at an altitude of about 4,500 feet. It is known as the “Orange Valley” in Darjeeling. A beautiful village from where Kanchenjunga can be seen up close.

#8. Latpanchar

Latpanchar is a  new tourist destination situated at a height of 5000 feet above sea level in the Mahananda Wild Life Sanctuary’s hilly area. This place is well-known for its large variety of animals and birds.

#9. Bagora

Bagora is situated at a height of 7100 feet in the Darjeeling district’s Kurseong subdivision. It has a beautiful view of Mount Kanchenjunga and the river Teesta, which is surrounded by pine forests and rhododendron trees. It now has a helipad and an air force base camp. Bagora is known for its quiet and is a popular weekend destination.

#10. Triveni

Triveni is where the Rangit and Teesta rivers meet and it is a beautiful place to visit. Lots of tent camps, treks, and other adventure activities are held here.

#11. Mungpoo

Mungpoo is a popular hill station in the Darjeeling district. It is only 32 kilometers away from Darjeeling. This place is famous as the summer residence of the poet Rabindranath Tagore.

#12. Bijanbari

Bijanbari Darjeeling
Bijanbari, very close to Darjeeling, is now a very popular place. This is an undiscovered Himalayan village located at an altitude of 2500 feet. A very beautiful valley surrounded by waterfalls and pine trees.

#13. Dhotrey

Dhotrey is one of the beautiful forests of the Darjeeling district. It is 8550 feet high and is located in the buffer zone of Singalila National Park. It is a virgin destination in Darjeeling. Ideal for those who like a secluded mountain environment, this beautiful hilly village is surrounded by pine trees.

#14. Jhepi

The village of Jhepi is located in Darjeeling and 36 km from the sub-district headquarters of Darjeeling. Great place for adventure and nature lovers.

#15. Palmajua

Palmajua is a hidden Himalayan village located at an altitude of 7300 feet. It is best for those of you who love the quiet lap of nature. From Manabhanjan, Palmajua is 25 kilometers and Darjeeling is 50 km away.

#16. Lepchajagat

Lepchajagat is a small village located at an altitude of 6,956 feet, just 19 kilometers from Darjeeling. It is famous for its great views of the Kanchenjunga range as well as the city of Darjeeling. It is a quiet village for nature lovers who want to live peacefully in the mountains.

#17. Lebong

Lebong a beautiful valley about 1000 feet below Darjeeling, Darjeeling Mall is only 6 km away. Kanchenjunga can be seen in the clear sky. This place is famous for Lebong Race Course and Gorkha Stadium.

#18. Lamagaon

Lamagaon is a beautiful town. It is located 13 kilometers from Bijanbari in Darjeeling. At an altitude of 5,200 feet above sea level, the village offers visitors some spectacular views of Mount Kanchenjunga and other mountains in the Himalayas. The city of Darjeeling and its environs are visible from this village.

#19. Jore pokhri

Jore Pokhari is a small village on a hilltop about 20 kilometers from the town of Darjiling. This place is famous for its wildlife sanctuary. The Jore Pokhari Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the way to Sandakphu in Darjeeling District.

#20. Manebhanjan

Manebhanjan is a small beautiful village in Darjeeling district at an altitude of 6325 feet. It is located at the Gateway of Singalila National Park, 26 kilometers from the city of Darjeeling. It is known as the base camp of Sandakan trekking.

#21. Tonglu

A strange hamlet between Manabhanjan and Sandakpur. Tonglu is 10,130 feet high and is located 34 kilometers from Darjeeling. This is one of the hidden tourist destinations near Darjeeling.

#22. Sandakphu

Sandakphu is located at an altitude of 11,950 feet above sea level. It is the highest peak in the state of West Bengal. Sandakphu Trekkers used to be a paradise but now it is rapidly gaining popularity among ordinary travelers.
Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lohtse and Makalu can be seen clearly from Sandakphu. The Sandakphu track runs through Singalila National Park which is home to the unique Red Panda.

#23. Phalut

Phalut top
Phalut is a high peak in the Singalila Range and is located at an altitude of 11,811 feet in the Darjeeling district. It is the second-highest peak in West Bengal. It is located on the border of West Bengal and the Indian states of Sikkim and Nepal.

#24. Srikhola

Srikhola is one of the most beautiful mountain villages in the Darjeeling district. This village is situated at an altitude of 6900 feet. The Khola river passes through this village. If you like the green forest and the sound of a beautiful mountant river, Srikhola may be the perfect choice for you to visit.

#25. Gurdum

Gurdum village, which is located 25 kilometers away from Darjeeling. The place is quiet and beautiful and a perfect entrance to the noisy city life. This is the last point where you can see the total sleeping Buddha perimeter for the last time during the Sandakphu Trek.

#26. Tabakoshi

Tabakoshi is a less visited village near Mirik. Located at an altitude of 3800 feet. It is the secret mountain village in the Darjeeling district. The village is surrounded by several tea gardens, a Rangbang river flows, virgin forests, pleasant weather, different species of birds, make the place attractive.

#27. Rangbang

Rangbang is a beautiful place in the foothills of the Himalayas in Darjeeling near Mirik. Rangbang Orange Gardens are one of the most popular tourist attractions.

#28. Bunkulung

Bunkulung is one of the best offbeat holiday destinations near Darjeeling. It is a small village located 15 kilometers from Mirik. Bunkulung village is surrounded by Himalayan mountains and rivers.

#29. Kalej valley

Kalej Valley is a beautiful tea tourist center located 15 kilometers from Darjeeling. The village is surrounded by hills and tea tested. A great attraction near the College Valley is Rainbow Falls. It is also a paradise for bird lovers.

#30. Chimney

Chimney is about 8 km from kurseong town and 30 kilometers from Darjeeling. It is named after the famous chimney built on the top of the hill. This Village is a paradise for true nature lovers. Chimney village is beautifully surrounded by a luxurious alpine forest and wonderful Himalayan mountains in the background.