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Rishyap, Lolegaon Overview

Rishyap is a quaint, romantic village located in the pristine Neora Valley in northern West Bengal. Also known as Rishop, it is essentially a picturesque hill station situated just 4 km uphill of Lava. Although there are paved roads, it is recommended that you trek upwards as the roads, currently, aren't strong enough for cars. A stay in this village allows you to take random strolls around its beautiful market, explore the breathtaking view of the Eastern Himalayan Hills and also of the famous Nathu la Pass.

The breathtaking scenery, the cool breeze, the beautiful sunset and the romantic starry nights make Rishyap a very popular hill station among the people in the state. During the night one can just sit back and stare at the infiniteness of the starry sky and be mesmerized by the tranquility and magic of this hill station. The view is no less magical in the day as the sun plays games if a thousand colours in the sky! At Tiffin Dara, you can get an amazing 300-degree view of some of the most famous peaks of the Himalayas such as Kanchenjunga, Mt. Kharg and Rakhtang among others. Rishyap or Rishop is place that needs to be explored especially by those who are looking to escape the stresses of daily life for some rejuvenation.

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Best Time To Visit Rishyap

Rishyap is a year round destination with great sights throughout. While in summers, Rishyap offers a pleasant escape from the generous temperatures in the plains, in the winters, its sceneries get an additional hue from the snow that takes over its peaks. Winters though will require you to wear as many layers as possible due to the chilly weather.

Hotels Near Rishyap

There are many affordable and luxury homestays in Rishyap which are great options for accommodation. One could also find accommodation in Lava. You can book these through West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation in Siliguri as well as Lava. It is recommended that you book these in advance as accommodation options may run out in the season time between April - June.

How to reach Rishyap

  • Air: Nearest air port is Bagdogra which is well connected to major cities in the country. One can hail a cab or catch state transport bus till Lava. Rishyap is just 4 km uphill from Lava

  • Rail: Nearest rail head is at New Jalpaiguri which also well connected to Lava by road.

  • Road: Rishyap is just a two and a half hours ride away from Siliguri. One can either go by taxi or catch a bus from Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus on Hill Cart Road.

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