Chatakpur village is in the Senchal Wlld Life Sanctuary in Darjeeling district. This is an Eco-village at an altitude of 8000 ft (approx) and 7 km away from Sonada. If the weather is clear Mt.Kanchanjengha can be seen very prominently from Chatakpur. The eco-village run by the Forest Department in collaboration with a village cooperative has eco cottages to stay. The place offers majestic views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, lush greenery, forest trails and wooden cottages and in short, Chatakpur is an ideal destination for those seeking peace and tranquillity in the Himalayas. A paradise for bird watchers, Chatakpur offers a magnificent calm holiday with the warmth of peace of nature..
What to see:
As it is very close to Darjeeling one can have day’s trip to Darjeeling. One can view the unforgettable sunrise on Mt.Kanchenjungha instead of going to Tiger Hill. Chatakpur is just the next to the famous Tiger Hill. The sunset view is also an experience of a lifetime from here.
How to reach:
It is on the way to Darjeeling. Chatakpur is 80 kms from NJP and just 7 kms away from Sonada. Shared Vehicles are available to Darjeeling. One has to get down at Sonada and take a local taxi for rest of the way. Car on hire exclusively is also an option. Where to Stay:
There are two good accommodation s at Charkhol. Both of them offer breathtaking views and very warm hospitality.