Dhotrey : A mesmerizing natural paradise

Dhotrey is a small village within the Darjeeling District of West Bengal. It is located adjacent to the Singalila National Park.

This offbeat tourist location may not be very commonly known to the world as it is a small village on the mountains surrounded by trees on all sides. The tall and beautiful pine trees makes the place even more mesmerizing.

This locations is definitely known to the nature lovers section of the tourist population in North Bengal or West Bengal in general.

The place being far off from the Urban atmosphere and infrastructure, makes it even more beautiful as its natural beauty is intact and preserved.

This article will provide information and insights about a very beautiful place which can be in your list of must visit sites. It would be fair to mention that this place is not for those people who love modern infrastructure and facilities, but it is for that section of people who love nature and its peaceful solace.

What is Dhotrey?

It is a small village in India with high tourist potential, situated in the hilly Darjeeling District, within the State of West Bengal. This place is located in the outer proximity of proper Darjeeling. Below is a Google Maps illustration showing Dhotrey :

Dhotrey
Dhotrey Google Maps

This place is located on the just the outskirts of the famous Singalila National Park. Thus making the place even more preserved and rich in natural elements and beauty.

How to reach Dhotrey?

Dhotrey is approximately 100 kilometers distance from Siliguri, NJP (New Jalpaiguri) train station. This place is easily accessible through the Siliguri – Darjelling route. The distance from Centre of Darjeeling town to Dhotrey is about 45 kilometres, which takes about 2 hours time to reach by car.

Dhotrey sleeping Buddha view
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View of Sleeping Buddha (Kanchenjunga) from Dhotrey

Stays in Dhotrey

Stays in this place, like Orchid Homestay, Padma Lodge etc. can easily be pre-booked various sources available online. It is important to do so because the options available are very less and it can easily be occupied by other tourist before you during peak season.

Weather conditions of Dhotrey

The weather conditions of this beautiful place is very much pleasant in the month of October, with a mixture of Sunshine and chilly at night. The temperatures can be expected to maximum at around 20 to 22 degree C and a minimum of around 10 to 12 degree C. This place can be extremely cold at peak winter.

Favourable time to visit Dhotrey

Normally, the best time to visit this place is after summer/monsoon and the rains of the hills ends, the months between October to March. On a clear sky during this time the views are spectacular.

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What Dhotrey provides

This amazing place provides a picturistic and mesmerizing view of the Himalayas if the sky is clear with an early morning sunshine. It is a sight which can delight the hearts of every mountain lovers. The famous view of the “Sleeping Buddha” form of the Kanchenjunga mountain peak can be clearly viewed from this place.

This place can also be a paradise for people who like nature photography.

The view from the famous Dothrey View Point is an absolute delight to the eyes. Besides dedicated view points, these hilly place is so beautiful that wherever you stand can literally fulfill the part as a view point.

Trekking activities are possible from from this place. Treks like the Dhotrey – Chitrey is very beautiful and picturistic and the difficulty level is not too high. Also this track covers parts of Nepal-india. So this trek can easily be covered as an activity or simply for the amazing sight seeing.

Trekking can also be done from this place to Tonglu

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dhotrey?

It is a small village within the Darjeeling District of West Bengal. It is located adjacent to the Singalila National Park.

How to visit Dhotrey?

Dhotrey is approximately 100 kilometers distance from Siliguri, NJP (New Jalpaiguri) train station. This place is easily accessible through the Siliguri – Darjelling route. The distance from Central Darjeeling town to Dhotrey is about 45 kilometres, which takes about 2 hours time to reach by car.

When to visit Dhotrey?

It is favourable to visit this place during the months of October to March.

How far is Dhotrey from Siliguri?

This place is approximately 100 kilometers distance from Siliguri, NJP (New Jalpaiguri) train station.

To conclude

Through this article we have tried to provide information and enlighten our readers about a place which is absolutely stunning in terms of natural beauty.

Places like Dhotrey, which are a treasure of nature should be protected and preserved and not polluted, so that this wonderful creation of nature shines as it has always been.

It is highly recommended that whenever you get the opportunity, do visit this beautiful place, you will not regret it.

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