Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point
At a distance of 31 km from Kalimpong, 52 km from Lava and 70 km from Darjeeling, Jhandi Dara is a beautiful viewpoint located at Lolegaon near Kalimpong. Known for its spectacular view of Sunrise, it is one of the best places to visit in Darjeeling.
Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point offers beautiful vistas of the sun rising behind the snowcapped mountain peaks. Watching the sky lighting up, changing colors from dark blue to fiery orange is memorable from here. Tourists can also enjoy the views of dense green Sal and Pine Trees spread all over the hilltop with the Kanchenjunga as a majestic backdrop. Boasting of lush and mountainous environs, the Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point offers ample opportunities for capturing really amazing photographs, especially at the time of sunrise. Besides, the viewpoint is a perfect retreat for nature lovers and birdwatchers.
The location of Jhandi Dara Viewpoint is very unique as one can see the Plains of Dooars, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kanchenjunga and Nathula from a single viewpoint. Tourists can also visit other destinations like Samabeong organic tea Garden, Sunrise point and Sunset Point, Lava Buddhist Monastery, Beautiful Green Pine trees, Changey Falls, Indira Gandhi National Park and Lolegaon while on a trip to Jhandi Dara.
The best time to visit the place is during the months of September to November. Visiting the place during winters as well as rainy season is not recommended, as the weather conditions would be quite harsh.
Timings: 5 AM - 6 PM