Rimbik

rimbik in Darjeeling

Nestled in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal and adjacent to Singalila National Park, Rimbik is an offbeat settlement you would absolutely love to visit. About 56 km distance away from Darjeeling Town and very close to India-Nepal Border, Rimbik is the trekker's paradise as several trekking routes are connected with this village. It acts as a hub for the trekkers trekking to Singalila National Park as well as Sandakhphu.

What to See and Do in and around Rimbik

This offbeat settlement doesn't have many attractions to see and explore. However, these are the following things you can behold and enjoy in and around this village.

  • The natural beauty of Rimbick Village is the major attraction here. The serene atmosphere and the pictorial landscape will keep you captivated.
  • Go for a leisure walk through the Rimbick Bazar which is the source of supplies for the locals.
  • Visit Rimbik Monastery, one of the most visited Buddhist religious sites in the village.
  • If you are seeking adventure, you can trek to Sandakhphu, the trekker's paradise. There are two trek routes that connect Sandakphu with the village. One is through the forest trail coming from Bibekbhanjan and one is via Gurdung and Srikhola.
  • You can enjoy the activities of the local villagers and interact with them to know their lifestyle.

How to Reach the Village

  • By Air: The nearest airport in Rimbik is Bagdogra. From the airport, there are several well-sanitized cars available to reach the hamlet with ease.
  • By Train: Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri Junction are the two major railway stations nearby. Several Trains run to New Jalpaiguri Junction every day from most of the major railway stations of West Bengal. Those who want to visit Rimbick can reach it comfortably via Kurseong from Siliguri. It would take around 5 hours to reach the village from Siliguri or Bagdogra.
  • By Train: Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri Junction are the two major railway stations nearby. Several Trains run to New Jalpaiguri Junction every day from most of the major railway stations of West Bengal.

Accommodation in Rimbick Village

Being an offbeat destination, Rimbik has only one mode of accommodation which is homestay. The hosts of these homestays are well-behaved and quite friendly. The amenities you will get here are western toilets, electricity, spacious and sanitized rooms. Foods are locally sourced with both veg and non-veg options.

Best Time to Visit Rimbick near Darjeeling

Although one can visit Rimbik at any months of the year, the ideal time to visit the village is between March, October, and November. The temperature ranges from 16 to 26 degrees Celsius. As a result, the weather is soothing and quite enjoyable.

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