A visit to a dreamy village Sillery Goan

A visit to a dreamy village Sillery Goan

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-08-04

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Sillery Goan is a small and beautiful village in the district of Kalimpong in West Bengal. It is almost 23 kilometer away from the town Kalimpong and it is located almost at an altitude of around 6000ft. It is said to be a portmanteau resulting from the word celery, which is a plant that grows in abundance in the region. This area also abounds in cinchona plantation, which was introduced in the region by the British as a source of quinine used for the treatment of malaria. This place is so quiet that it is said that sounds of pine leaves can listen in the blowing of breeze that is why the place is named Silent Valley.

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One of the most spectacular places to visit in Sillery Goan is the Tinchuley viewpoint. The best time to visit Tinchuley is throughout the year and if the weather favours one can see the view of the snow peak Himalayan mountain range from the Tinchuley viewpoint and the to see the best and magnificent view one needs to visit during September to December when the sky remains clear and sunny. The another must-visit place is Damsang Fort which is also a historical place and few other tourist attraction places are Sangchen Dorjee Monastery which was built during the Bhutanese rule. Sillery Goan is easily accessible from Pedong by motorable road. Sillery Goan is covered by huge pine forests in the silent valley part of the village.