Rishyap : A heavenly paradise on earth

Rishyap is a small town or rather a village located in the hills of Kalimpong district of the Indian state of West Bengal. Rishyap or in other words Rishob, as the place is also known as, was very much an offbeat location but recently in the end of the 1990’s it became a full fledged tourist destination.

Rishyap has in itself, a lot, to surprise a tourist with its distinct offfbeat features. Places like this are heavenly natural creations. There is peace, there is calmness and you amidst nature, this feeling is guaranteed when you are at this destination.

As we move further in this article you will get complete insights about Rishyap and what it holds and provides you as a visitor and offbeat enthusiast.

This heavenly paradise provides you with the best picturistic view of snow clad mountains of the region. It also provides the best view off the Kanchenjunga mountain range and peak when the sky is clear.

Visiting this place also opens up your trip further for a full days sightseeing to places like Lava, Loleygaon, Pedong, are all within close visiting proximity from this place.

What and where is Rishyap?

It is a small village which is somewhat an offbeat destination for tourists or visitors who love nature. This beautiful destination is located in Kalimpong, a district in the state of West Bengal.

It is famous for the picturistic view of the Kanchenjunga mountain range.

How can it be reached?

Just like Lava which is yet another offbeat location of Kalimpong, Rishyap is also quite easily reachable through the Siliguri to Kalimpong to Lava to Rishyap route.


From Lava the distance to Rishyap is just a mere approximately 10 kilometres.

Rishyap is more convenient to reach through the Damdim to Gorubathan to Lava to Rishyap route, which is approximately around 65 Kilometers from Damdim more junction on the Dooars section of the Malbazar to Odlabari route.

This route is on close distance of both Siliguri and Jalpaiguri. Taxis are available from both Siliguri.

To know more about Lava, one of the most beautiful town of Kalimpong please read the article link provided below. It will provide you clear and deatiled insights about the place.

Also Read : Lava : Most beautiful town in Kalimpong

The average temperature

The average temperature of this place is approximately between 10 to 25 degree C in summer and in winter the temperature goes down to 2 degree C.

Snowfall can also be witnessed at peak winters at this beautiful place and you have to believe that it is most beautiful sites ever, first snowfall of the season in the mountains.

When it snows, the temperature of this place negative for a few days or weeks.

Where can you stay?

Cottage type small accommodation are available for tourists in Rishyap, where you can stay and plan your site seeing or adventure of the trip.

You can also plan your stay at Lava, from where you can visit Rishyap, and get back to Lava at the end of the day.

What does Rishyap provide to its Visitors

Tiffindara, a famous view point is just 1 kilometres from this place. Besides this you can also get mesmerized by the breath taking views of the snow clad mountains, which also includes the famous views of the Kanchenjunga mountain ranges.

Here, you can also get rich natural landscapes which are a dream of photography enthusiasts.

When to visit this place of heavenly natural beauty?

The months from October to march untill the next rains sets in on the hills is the most favourable time to visit this place.

Also, it will be more beneficial for you if you make a visit before the peak winters sets in so that you can to witness a clear sky, if not all the breath taking views can be missed.

Rainy season or summer which although, is more vibrant and colorful but rains can be harsh on the hills at times.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Rishyap?

Rishyap is a small town or rather a village located in the hills of Kalimpong district of the Indian state of West Bengal.

How far is Rishyap from Siliguri.

It is located at an approximate distance of 110 kilometers from Siliguri.

When should you visit Rishyap?

This tourist destination should be visited from the months of October to March.

How far is Rishyap from Lava?

It is about 10 Kilometers far from Lava.

Is it extremely cold in Rishyap?

It can be very much cold in peak winters if there is snowfall. But before the advent of winter and in summers this place is only moderately cold.

To conclude

If you love nature, and if you love a stay and or spent a day sight seeing amidst nature then this is the right place for you to visit.

Here in this article we have tried to provide clear insides, with information for the readers about Rishyap and what it holds for its visitors.

Rishyap, is in fact a natural paradise, which is definitely worth making a visit.

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