Ichey Forest or Icchey Gaon or is a pristine Himalayan hamlet within the pine forests with a panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjungha. At an altitude of 5800 feet, it is the perfect place for those who want to spend their holiday in a real village. Spending 2/3 days in the landscaped beautiful village in the midst of lush green mountains and forests recharges our mind. With numerous nature trails and short treks starting off from Icchey Gaon to viewpoints like Ramitey Dara, Tinchuley and Jalsa Bunglow. it is one of the best-kept secrets of this region. The twinkling of lights in the hills of Darjeeling, Ravangla, Sikkim is viewed from the home stay which makes the evening very exciting.
What to see:
There are two beautiful view points called Tinchuley and Ramitey Dara near Icchen Gaon, which offer a panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjungha, the towns of Sikkim, Jelep La and Nathula. From Ramitey there is a wide view of the meandering River Teesta, featuring 14 turns along with the mighty Kanchenjungha range.
How to reach:
NIt is only 15 kms away from Kalimpong. You can take any bus or hire a car from NJP, Bagdogra or Siliguri to Kalimpong and from Kalimpong you have take the pick-up service from the homestay. Can can be hired directly from NJP also..