Chayatal, an alluring offbeat destination in Sikkim, can be reached from Bagdogra or NJP quite easily. From NJP, the village is about 140 km away and usually takes about 5 hours to reach. Bagdogra, the airport near Siliguri, is just 145 km away.
Being an offbeat destination, the accommodation options are limited in the village. However, there is a guest house to stay in Chayatal. Adjacent to the lake, there is a homestay which offers an amazing view of the surrounding as well as a tranquil ambience. Most of the basic facilities are also there like fine dining, hot water, satellite TV, common and attached bathroom, etc.
The season of spring (April to May) is considered to be the best time to visit Chayatal Village because of the magnificent vista of the blooming rhododendron can be seen in the Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary. Moreover, the celebration of Kalez valley heritage festival in the mid-May can also be enjoyed.
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