Peshok is one of the newest tourist destinations in the hills of Darjeeling district the small place Peshok offers a lot of outdoor adventurous activities like rafting in Teesta or Rangeet River, hike through a pine forest, rock climbing, bird watching, walking through a village and many more. One can also experience a warm home hospitality, delicious local organic food, a friendly people and a meditation amidst the serene hills. The must visit tourist point in Peshok is Peshok view point from where the River Teesta and River Rangit can be seen and the Peshok view point is also locally known as lovers view point.
There are many places to visit in and around Peshok, some of the popular tourist attractions of Peshok are the famous Orange Orchards where freshly prepared orange juice are provided, homemade and local pickles are also available at reasonable prices. Another point is the old Tinchuley monastery where a long line of prayer wheels and the prayer flags makes the monastery more peaceful, the prayer wheels on an exterior wall is beautifully kept, as per the locals the Lama meditated almost for 17 years in the Tinchuley monastery. One can also visit the tea estate of Peshok for pure tea directly comes from the factory and witness the beautiful Kanchenjunga peaks from the view point of Tinchuley. The best time to visit Peshok is throughout the year but it is advisable to avoid a trip during monsoon season. Mansoon may be a good option for the person who loves to enjoy and travel during rainy season along with a sip of Darjeeling tea, since a hot Darjeeling tea and a chill weather is the best combination during a travel in the hill station. If you want to travel Peshok and make a vacation a colourful vacation then a visit during autumn is must. The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri railway station and the nearest airport is Bagdogra airport
How to reach Peshok
Nearest railhead is NJP. It takes nearly 2 hr 30 mins to reach Peshok from NJP via Peshok Road. Alternatively, it’s about 2 hr 40 minutes drive from Bagdogra Airport via Peshok Road.
Best Time to Visit
You can visit this place anytime in the year. Hills and tea gardens are always welcoming in summer. The monsoon may not be suitable time if one tries for adventure else it is a superb time to enjoy the greenery of the tea garden. The autumn with its holidays and bright sunshine sketches magic in the tea garden. Misty over the tea garden in winter brings an other-worldly feeling. Spring is an excellent time to see blossom in the site seeing. Rhododendron, Magnolia, Tulip, Orchids spatter the hill with magical colour in March April.
How To Reach Peshok
Train : Nearest railway station is NJP. It takes nearly 2hr 30 mins to reach Peshok from NJP via Peshok Road.
Flight : The Nearest airport is Bagdogra. It takes 2hr 40 mins to reach Peshok from NJP via Peshok Road.