Sandakphu (altitude-3636 mts) is the highest peak in the West Bengal. Sandakphu means 'Height of the Poison Plant'.It is the highest point of Singalila Ridge in Darjeeling. It is mainly located in Singalila National Park. For many reasons this peak is famous. At first, there are four highest peaks in the World (Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu) which can be easily seen from its summit. From this peak, the view of the mountain Kanchenjunga is looking awesome, which known as the Sleeping Buddha of the Sleeping Shiva. Sandakphu is best place for adventure seekers photo fanatics and obviously nature lovers.
|Heaven Of Earth- Sandakphu|
All days of the week.
8 AM- 8 PM.
Attractions Of Sandakphu:
- Kanchenjunga covered with snow
- A view of river teesta, flowing through the mountains
- Mirik Lake for boating
- Toy train
- Darjeeling Cable Car
To reach Sandakphu trekking is the best way. Actual trekking can be take 12 hours.
Hotels Near Sandakphu:
1) Hotel Shovraj ( 6.8 km from Sandakphu)
2) Kanchan Kanya Homestay Darjeeling ( 23.3 km from Sandakphu)
3)The Retreat Hermitage Road, Darjeeling (27.5 km from Sanda)kphu)
4)Little Tibet Resort (27.1 km from Sandakphu)
5)Hotel Polynia, Darjeeling( 27.8 km from Sandakphu)
6)Hotel Princess, Darjeeling,(27.7 km from Sandakphu)
7)Hill Crown Retreat, Darjeeling (27.6 km from Sandakphu)
8)Rhododendron Dell Exotic Resort, Darjeeling(27.7 km from Sandakphu)
9)The Retreat, Darjeeling(27.5 km from Sandakphu)
10)R.J. Resort The Mall, Darjeeling ( 27.1 km from Sandakphu
How To Reach:
The nearest airport of Sandakphu is Bagdogra, near Siliguri which is 96 km away from Darjeeling. It takes 2.5 hours by road from Darjeeling, 2 hours by air from Delhi and 50 min by air from Kolkata. There are many airlines, like- Air India, India's largest airlines (Delhi-daily, Kolkata-mon/fri, Guwahati -tu/th/sat), Jet Airways, a private airline(Delhi -mon/wed/fri,Guwahati- tu/th/sat/sun, Kolkata- daily) Spice Jet (Kolkata, Delhi), Go Air has daily flights to and from Delhi. After reach the airport you can hire a taxi to reach your hotel.
The nearest Railway Station is New Jalpaiguri which connects the city with other mojor cities of the country. There are many train s are available from here, like- Kolkata,Delhi,Chennai,Mumbai,Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar and Kochi. From here you can easily take the enjoyment of Toy Train.
There are regular bus service from Siliguri to Darjeeling. But according to me bus service is not quite comfortable and also costlier. So, my suggestion is to reach the place either train or flight.
By Taxi or Jeep:
Siliguri is the popular town which connected with mojor routes of India. The most popular transport is available to Darjeeling is Taxi ( shared by 4 passengers) or Jeep( shared by 10 passengers). If you reach the NJP railway station you can easily hire a taxi or a jeep to reach Darjeeling.