Cross Hill - History, Timings & Entry Fee

Nature | Pilgrimage

Photo Credit: Flickr

Distance (From Pedong Bus Stand): 1.5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins - 1 Hr

Place Location: Situated Off The Reshi Road

Transportation Options: Cab / Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1.5 km from Pedong, Cross Hill is picturesque place located in Pedong town of West Bengal. Situated off the Reshi road, it is one of the beautiful places to visit in Pedong and among the famous places of Pilgrimage in Pedong.

Cross Hill is named so because of the holy cross that adorns the hill which was frequently visited by the Christian Community. In 1882, a French missionary Father Augustine Desgodins erected the cross here on his way to Tibet through Nathula Pass to preach Christianity. Many missionaries who went to Tibet around that time did not return. In their memories, Desgodins placed the cross here with the hope that one day they would return from Tibet. Later, a statue of Jesus Christ also has been erected on the cross. Father Desgodins also established the first Catholic mission in Pedong and a chapel. The Chapel still stands and the mission is still active here.

This place gained tourist significance due to the clear view of Kanchenjunga that it allows. From here one can get a glimpse of Tibet and the People's Republic of Chinese border. It is also acts as a perfect sunset point.

Timings: 6 AM - 5 PM