Travel Guide

PEDONG

GENERAL INFO

Country - India 
State – West Bengal 
District- Darjeeling 
Subdivision - Kalimpong 


Language
Primary Nepali / Secondary Hindi-English 

Coordinates
27degrees09’N 88degrees37’E 
 27.15degreesN 88.2degreesE 


Altitude
Approx 5000 ft above sea level 
Average Temp in Celsius 
Summer: 15 to 25 degrees 
Winter: 2 to 16 degrees


 LOCATION

Pedong is a sub-division of Kalimpong and is 21 Kms away from this town. It touches the border of East Sikkim at a distance of 16 Kms and is well connected to all major towns and also nearby popular tourist destinations like Lava, Loley Gaon, Rishop, Charcoal, Aritaar which are all within an average distance of 1hr to 1.5hrs. The terrain is easily negotiable and provides some of the breath taking views of the landscape including the Omnipresent Kanchenjunga in the back drop. As a destination, Pedong has the perfect ambiance for the relaxed traveler; alongside a touch of history to beckon with. 

airport / railway station

Nearest Airport 
Bagdogra 3.5 hours drive.
Average Flying Time to Bagdogra 
Kolkata 50mins / Delhi 2hrs / Mumbai 4hr / Bangalore 4hrs / Pune 5.15hrs / Chennai 4.15hrs / Hyderabad 5.30hrs 
 
Nearest Railhead 
New Jalpaiguri 3hrs 15 mins drive.
Rail Time to NJP 
Kolkata 8-10hrs / Delhi 18-20hrs / Guwahati – 6hrs 

How and where to get a vehicle to Pedong

Bagdogra Airport
Option 1- Arrange for a pick up vehicle from the hotel/agency that you have booked through. This is to be done on prior basis.
Option 2- There is a pre paid taxi booth inside the airport itself from which you can instantly book a cab directly for Pedong.

NJP Station
Option 1- Arrange for a pick up vehicle from the hotel/agency that you have booked through. 
This is to be done on prior basis.
Option 2 -There is a pre paid taxi booth just outside and within the vicinity of the station. You can either book a cab all for yourself on reserve basis or find someone to share the cost for the same. The driver or the taxi booth people will help you in this case.
Option 3- The real traveler way- First, you take a rickshaw or an auto from the station and go to Panitanki More, Siliguri. There you will find share Jeeps/vehicles for Kalimpong from 7am in the morning till 4pm in the evening. After reaching Kalimpong Motorstand, you will have to find the Pedong Syndicate right there in the motorstand. Plenty of vehicles both on share and reserve basis for Pedong will be available from the syndicate. Kalimpong is 2hrs from Siliguri and Pedong is 45 mins from Kalimpong. This particular option is the most cost effective of all. 


PEDONG to Major Town & Cities

BAGDOGRA AIRPORT -  3.45HRS
NJP- 3.15HRS

SILIGURI - 3HRS

KALIMPONG - 45MINS

DARJEELING  - 2.5HRS

GANGTOK - 3HRS
PELLING - 4HRS


PEDONG to Nearby Offbeat Destinations

LAVA - 1HR
LOLEYGOAN - 2HRS

RISHOP - 50MINS

CHARCOAL - 2.5HRS

KOLAKHAM - 2HRS

DOOARS - 3 HRS

ZULUK - 4 HRS

KUPUP - 4.5 HRS

NATHANG - 4.5 HRS

PLACES OF INTEREST

Pedong comprises of a variety of places which one can explore and they are mostly based on the lines of nature with a lot of virgin areas to cover and some history to beckon with. Please click here for a detailed info on Places of Interest. 

Things to do at Pedong

• Sightseeing trips to various places of interest
• Hiking in the Forest Area
• Rural Village Walks
• River-side activities at Reshi River
• Adventure Sports - Rock & Rope Activities / Mountain Biking
• Campfire / Live Barbecue