SilleryGaon, a pristine Himalayan village nestled at an altitude of 6000 ft. is an ideal romantic escape. With only 25 families residing in this picture-perfect destination, SilleryGaon offers a spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjungha touching and its allied peaks. The entire ambiance of the place is shrouded with tranquility, only interrupted by the chirping of birds. The pine trees admiring this serene village is nowadays being lovingly called New Darjeeling nowadays. SilleryGaon is located 96 km from New Jalpaiguri via Kalimpong.
SilleryGaon is surrounded by Pedong, Reshi and Aritar. A major attraction of tourists visiting SilleryGaon is SangchenDorjee Monastery near Pedong. This 300-year-old monastery was built during the reign of Bhutanese in Pedong. The old section of the monastery is admired with some exquisite wall paintings depicting Tantrik Buddhism. The major attraction of the new section is the mummified body of a most revered Bhutanese priest. The annual “Chyam” dance is also held at this place in April-May.