A secluded hamlet at 5800 ft above sea-level, Tinchuley lies at the end of an enthralling climb through pine forests and winding hill roads between Darjeeling and Kalimpong. The name derives from the appearence of three mountain tops on the flank of a village resembling the 'Teen' (three) 'Chulhey' (stoves). It is clean, green, beautiful and untouched, off the well-beaten tourist tracks that snake over these hills. This small villlage of a few families look deceptively quiet among the pine forests, marigolds and endless orchards.
Tinchuley is situated at a distsnce of 677 km North of Kolkata and at a distance of 74 km (2-1/2 hours) from the nearest airport Bagdogra and at a distance of 71 km (2-1/2 hours) from the nearest railhead New Jalpaiguri.
||677 km North of Kolkata.|
||By rail: 10 hours+2-1/2 hours by road; By air: 50 minutes+2-1/2 hours by road from Kolkata|
||NH 34 to Dalkhola via Barasat, Krishnanagar, Berhampur, Farakka, Malda, Raiganj and Karandighi; NH 31 to Sevoke via Kishanganj, Islampur, Bagdogra and Siliguri; NH 31A to Teesta Bazar via Coronation Bridge, Kalijhora and Birik; State road to Tinchuley via|
Visit the Tinchuley Monastery, the Gumbadara view point and caves, the various orchird gardens and the famous tea-gardens of Runglee Rungliot, all within 5-7 km.
March to May and October to November.
View the magnificient sunrise at the mighty Kanchenjunga at the Sunrise Point, just a 5 minutes walk. The adventurous may visit a place called Chitray on the river Teesta (11 km) for a wonderful experience of rafting.