Rural Destination Kalimpong, Mulkharka lake, Rural Destination, Rural tourism, and Rural Village
Situated at an elevation of 4800 ft lingsay is an off beat village in the Kalimpong district of west Bengal. Lingsey is a remote village of Kalimpong Sub-Divison situated at an altitude of 4800 ft. and is 24 km from Pedong & 52 km from Kalimpong. Lingsey is an ideal eco-village tourist destination where tourist can enjoy and be with the nature. Blessed with so much of natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage, majestic mountains, lush green forest intermingled with hospitable people provided the most suitable landscape. It is ideal opportunities to effectively use tourism as a tool for conservation and at the same time reap economic benefits form the business. Village tourism in Lingsey is a unique experience in the Hills. One gets to experience the various ethnic tribes and clans of this region. Tourist can enjoy the beauty of nature here. The Mulkharka area is just above Lingsey village and is well known for its famous Mulkharka Lake. The village is blessed with abundant natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage. There are majestic mountains as well as lush green forest intermingled with hospitable people providing the most suitable landscape. Village tourism in Lingsey provides village tourism which is quite a unique experience in the Hills. Tourists can get to know the various ethnic tribes and clans of this region.
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In a day trip you can visit nearby tourist attractions from Lingsey like waterfalls (Dhoksing, Serveng waterfalls), Monasteries (Pellembo Lepcha, Sanga Choeling (Bhutia) and Sherpa Monastery), Museum & Subba Heritage House and temples (Hareshwar Shivalaya Mandir).
Lingsey is an offbeat travel destination in remote village at lap of Himalayan nature. Any commercialized hotel didn’t build here, only homestay accommodations at Lingsey are available. Local people has started homestay and sharing their rooms for travelers for night stay and to take rest.
Nearest railway station is New Jailpaiguri (NJP), well connected with rest of India with regular trains. Lingsey located just 104 kms . away from NJP. You also can reach Lingsey from Gangtok through Rhenock. Direct car is available from Siliguri, NJP and Gangtok. It is located at 25 km from Pedong and 51 km from Kalimpong.
On behalf of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, I would like to express my warm welcome to tourists from around the globe to the GTA region.
As one of the fastest-growing tourism destinations, my region rich in heritage, culture and natural resources offer a full range of travel experiences including eco-tourism locations that are both unique and sustainable. Our Tourism Department’s official portal will help you get all the details about the best tourist places, events, accommodations, and travel itineraries which will help you plan your tour by yourself. Lastly, I welcome you all again to ” The QUEEN OF HILLS”, Darjeeling. Be our guest because “HEAVEN IS MYTH BUT DARJEELING IS REAL”.
Shri Anit Thapa
Gorkhaland territorial administration
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