Gumti Gaon is a pictorial settlement in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal. Adorned with the dense alpine forest, Gumti Gaon with its Mesmerizing view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and peaceful ambience has captivated the minds of many travellers. Just about 9 km away from the main town of Darjeeling, Gumti Gaon for its ever-smiling community and fascinating views of nature has become a perfect gateway destination for nature enthusiasts.
Enclosed by verdant forest, the farmlands and the vast stretch of tea gardens are the major attractions here. You can stroll around the green lush tea gardens to enjoy the serenity of it. The adjacent Gorkha Stadium, Children's Park or the racecourse are also some of the things to see here.
Darjeeling is just 9 km away. Hence, all the major attractions of Darjeeling such as Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling Mall, Tiger Hill, Darjeeling Zoo, etc. can be visited.
Bird watching is one of the most popular activities to do here. Stroll around the forests and the farmlands of the village to witness numerous vibrant Himalayan birds. Have a splendid view of the Kanchenjunga from the viewpoints of the settlement.
Hired cars are available to reach the village from Darjeeling, Siliguri, Bagdogra or NJP. You have to board a train to NJP or take a flight to Bagdogra airport. From there, get a hired taxi to reach the village comfortably.
Being an offbeat destination, you cannot find any luxurious hotels here. Instead, you will get homestays and resorts which come with most of the basic amenities such as attached western bathrooms with hot water geysers, Coloured Tv, comfy beds and couches.
Every season has its own charm here. However, winter is considered to be the best time to visit Gumti Gaon because of the charming weather, comfortable weather and the stunning view of the surrounding.
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