The enchanting beauty of Iccheygaon, located at an altitude of 5800 feet in the hills of Kalimpong within the pine forest and offering panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjungha is a coveted tourist destination of North Bengal. If you really want to spend weekends with nature and experience traditional village hospitality, its the perfect place amidst flourishing green forest  made up by woodlands of Pine, Birch and Juniper trees. Short treks starting off from Icchey Gaon to viewpoints like Ramitey Dara, Tinchuley and Jalsa, is one of the best-kept secrets of this region. Rejuvenate yourself with your family and near ones in gods own place at Ichhegaon in kalimpong district of West Bengal in India. 

Tinchuley near Icchen Gaon, is a beautiful spot which offers a panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjungha, the towns of Sikkim, Jeep La and Nathula. Ramitey Dara, is another captivating sightseeing location, which presents a wide view of the meandering River Teesta, featuring 14 turns along with the mighty Kanchenjungha range.  Damsang Fort is not to be missed for all tourists. From Icchey Gaon it is around 6kms. Built in 1690, by the Lepchas, this fort was destroyed by the British, after the Anglo-Bhutan War of 1864. So, only the remnants of the fort exist now. Destinations like Reshi, Pedong, Aritar, Mankhim and Sillery Gaon are all located near Icchey Gaon. Sangchen Dorjee Monastery, located near Pedong is a major tourist spot adorned with some beautiful wall paintings, depicting Tantrik Buddhism.  Another celebrated spot Jalsa viewpoint is just 4kms from Iccheygaon.

Homestays of Ichheygaon are the only available accommodation option for holidaymakers or else you have to arrange hotels or lodging in Kalimpong. They are great equipped with all necessary amenities and cooked delicious food. October to June are the ideal period to make a visit to the place. While fixing the itinerary, travel from NJP/Siliguri/Bagdogra to Kalimpong (the nearest transit point) and from there you can hire a taxi or car to make the onward journey towards Ichheygaon.

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