Rishop, also known as Rishyap or Risop, is a small touristy village amidst lava and Lolegaon. Situated at an elevation of 2951 meters, Rishop is a blessing for adventure seekers as well as for nature lovers. This beautiful hamlet is 32 km away from Kalimpong and just 9 km distance away from Lava. The village is too calm and far away from city crowds. The rays of the sun, clouds, mesmerizing Himalaya and dense forests create a magical atmosphere in the village. At night, the sky looks completely different, where stars are twinkling, the beautiful lights which come from Gangtok and Pedong below are visible from this village. Nathu La pass and Jalep La pass are also partially visible in a distant horizon from Rishop. Altogether, Rishop offers a scenic and astonishing beauty of nature to the travelers. And if you want to travel from NJP to Rishop, we are going to describe all the possible methods to reach there.
Blessed with rich flora and fauna, this newly discovered travel destination is surrounded with pine, birch, rhododendrons and orchid forests. One can find inner peace and can get a breathtaking view of snow-peaked mountains. Now let's have a look at some of the attractive places Rishop has to offer.
Tiffindara viewpoint is a renowned place in Rishop. It is a viewpoint to watch the breathtaking views of Sunrise and Sunset. This is the perfect place to see the snowcapped mountains of Himalaya and surrounding valleys.
Shiva Buddha Temple is the most unique and attractive places in Rishop. It is a temple or you can say a monastery, where two religions meet. After climbing up to the red staircase, you will finally witness a view of two different gods of two different religions are mounted side by side.
Just 4 km away from Rishop, kolakham is an attractive village with many attractive places. Witness the breathtaking view of changey fall, the sweet sound of the falling water, and the mesmerizing view of the surrounding rocks, which are capable to soothe your mind.
At a distance of 11 km from Rishop, lava is also a village full of attractive places. Lava Monastery is the prime example of Lava's attraction. This monastery was built in 1871 and the habitant of more than 110 monks. If you are curious enough to know the lifestyle and culture of these monks, you can surely visit this monastery.
Now we finally know some of the fascinating places in Rishop. Let us talk about the transportation system needed from NJP to Rishop.
From New Jalpaiguri, Rishop is at a distance of 110 km via Kalimpong and 120 km away via Gorubathan. There are no buses available from NJP to Rishop. Government or public buses don't even run from Siliguri to Rishop. As a result, those who prefer to travel by bus in order to curtail some cost, can't get the service.
Shared jeeps are not available either. Therefore the only option is that you take a private or pre-booked car to travel from NJP to Rishop. It usually takes more than 3 hours to reach Rishop. You can even opt for a car from NJP to Kalimpong and after that change another vehicle to reach Rishop. As you can see, you have to change many vehicles to finally reach Rishop and the journey could be quite tiresome for someone.
Rishop has no specific railway station. The nearest rail station of this hamlet is New Jalpaiguri Junction. The distance between them is approximately 107km. NJP is well connected with many other big cities. After reaching NJP by train, you can opt for a car rental service provider such as Himalayan Wheels to directly travel from NJP to Rishop.
The nearest airport of this beautiful hamlet is Bagdogra. At a distance of 120km from Rishop, Bagdogra Airport is nicely connected with many other states. After reaching Bagdogra, there are plenty of taxis available to reach Rishop. Drivers usually ask for the high fare and they will not give you any scope to negotiate the price.
Therefore the best option is to opt for Himalayan Wheels car rental service. Our price of the car is within your budget and we always provide an experienced driver so that your journey becomes smooth.
Returning is not a headache either. We also offer car rental services from Rishop to NJP. Just call us after enjoying a fascinating tour to Rishop and we will pick and drop you to your desired location.