Icche Gaon – a place to enjoy natural beauties and warmth homestays. Image Courtesy – Letsgo Ecotours
Icche Gaon is an appealing village near Kalimpong surrounded by dense forest. It is like a heavenly place at an altitude of 5800 ft at Darjeeling district in West Bengal. This astounding hill-top offers the travellers a spectacular view of the Mount Kanchenjunga along with the valley, made up by a green belt of Pine, Birch and Juniper trees.
The place changes its appearance with various seasons. Ornamental clothing surrounded by the rare Orchids and colourful Rhododendrons will give you a visual pleasure in the months of March-April.
You will feel cool breeze throughout the year with the temperature varies from 2oC to 25oC there. The special thing of this tourist spot – villagers here offer accommodation to the tourists. This kind of accommodation is called homestay in the eco-friendly organic villages. They offer accommodation and meal also and their warm hospitality will definitely make you spellbound.
This small hamlet arranged by the Letsgo Ecotours near Kalimpong. Image Courtesy – Letsgo Ecotours
These people are very much simple in their life and they work hard to live their life as they live within nature and surrounded by the hills. The eco-friendly organic village is habited by good-hearted people who know how to treat a tourist in a truly matter. This kind of hospitality is very uncommon to you, and you cannot imagine this kind of service with a homely atmosphere even in a five-star hotel. The smiling faces with homely touch for the necessary services will definitely please your mind.
This small hamlet arranged by the Letsgo Ecotours is located within 15Km from Kalimpong and only 65Km from the Siliguri town. The village houses are there with 30 families approximately. This is an appropriate place to enjoy nature.
You can cover an exciting jungle trek of 2.5Km through the Icche Forest touching several beautiful spots like Sillery Gaon, Ramitey View Point etc. You can resume a magnificent view of the different mountain peaks and the multiple turnings of the river Teesta just running like a snake.