Rikisum / Reesoom, Pedong - Timings, Entry Fee, Best Time to Visit

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Distance (From Pedong): 10 Kms

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

Place Location: Rikisum / Reesoom

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 10 km from Pedong and 11 km from Lava, Rikisum is another scenic place situated on top of a dense forested hill close to Algarah in Kalimpong district of West Bengal. Also known as Reesoom, it is one of the best viewpoints in Pedong.

Situated at an altitude of about 6000 feet on Pedong - Lava road, Rikisum provides the bird eye view of the surrounding mountains including majestic mount Kanchenjunga. Rikisum consists of the ruins of an old British bungalow constructed in 1902 to serve as a halting point for the British travelers when on their way to Tibet in the old days. However the bungalow has been destroyed now. From here one can get panoramic view of entire Kanchenjunga range as well as view of the towns of Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Gangtok, Pedong and others.

Timings: 6 AM - 5 PM