Located on the Pedong-Lava road Rikisum offers the widest view of the Kanchenjungha mountain.This village is a bit of paradise on earth. The attractions of Rikisum are the Kanchenjungha, an abandoned semi-burnt British bungalow which some people consider to be spooky etc.
Food: Rikisum offers some delicious Indian and Nepalese cuisines for visitors.
Language: Nepalese, English.
Best time to visit
For its pleasant weather, visitors come to Rikisum throughout the year. To witness the rhododendron, tourists should visit this place in March and April.
How to reach Rikisum ?
From New Jalpaiguri (NJP) station, you can avail of the taxi or bus service to Rikisum. It is around 90kms and will take around 3 hours to reach the destination.
Attractions and Activities
Rikisum offers a stunning view of Mount Kanchenjunga that attracts the most tourists. To see the sight of beautiful bloomed rhododendron. You can visit the Ramitey View Point which offers a spectacular view of the Teesta River. The place offers trekking to Rikisum viewpoint as well.