Echhey Forest Village or Echhey Gaon
This is an ideal place for the nature lovers at an altitude of 5,800 feet none of the machines can disturb you from relishing the natural abundance of this village.
- Only 12 kilometers uphill from Kalimpong.
- Cab fare is around Rs. 800 – Rs. 1000 from Kalimpong.
- Per head/Per bed cost is Rs. 750 – Rs. 850 per night. Including morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening snacks with tea and Dinner
Lepchajagat is a small village located in wilderness at an altitude of 6,956 ft (i.e. 2123 meters) and it takes only about 45 minutes by taxi, it has a world of its own. If you are a nature lover or looking for a romantic stay for couple of days, then Lepchajagat is the place for you. I know of many who actually combine a short stay in Lepchajagat with their visits to Darjeeling just to blend the vacation with an offbeat stay amidst nature. As the name suggests, it once used to be a hamlet of the Lepcha tribes. The word ‘Jagat’ actually means “the world’, so it was the world of the lepchas.
- Only 19kms away from Darjeeling
- Hawa Ghar 1km