A small settlement on the main road connecting Kalimpong and Lava. Not so well known as its big brother Pedong. There was a nice forest bunglow in Rikkisum. Even its ruins were not to be seen after the earthquake of Sikkim. But the place is really spectacular, with the background of the dense jungle of Pine, the deep valley in front and views of several snow clad mountain peaks including Kanchenjunga on both the left and right sides. Sometimes you may be debarred from the view, once again by the fog and cloud. Even without the view, the spot is very appealing. Now the place is famous as view point. Here any one may spent a couple of leisure hours in the afternoon and enjoy the nature with full of oxygen.
There is a nice Home Stay just downward of the view point, above the main road, on a humble mountain-terrace belonging to The Sana Group (Owner of the famous resort of Mandarmoni "The Sana Beach"). It has an overhanging veranda. Jungle flowers hung from the pots and orchids too.
Here, guests will be looked after by Mr. Rozin Rai and his wife along with their whole family. Guests will get the local flavors in a modern but esthetically decorated room with huge open places for gossiping. One will be temporarily dazzled with the sudden brightness all over.
Rikkisum is situated just in the center of different tourist destination of this region. Distance of Algarah: 5 KM, Kalimpong: 18 KM, Delo: 15 KM, Pedong: 10 KM, Rishyap: 10 KM, Rishi: 25 KM, Aritar: 40 KM, Juluk: 76 KM, Lava: 13 KM, Loleygaon: 36 KM. One can visit Nathula border (113 KM) along with Baba Sahib Mandir in a day trip.
How to reach:
There are many routes to reach The Sana Hill Top, Rikkisum. Popular Routes: 1. From New Jalpaiguri / Siliguri / Bagdogra 65 to 70 KM Kalimpong 13 KM Algarah 5 KM Rikkisum 2. From Malbazar 6 KM Damdim Morh 42 KM – Lava via Gorubathan 13 KM - Rikkisum
Where to Stay:
Good quality Hotels are there in the town area, but if you prefer to stay in peace and tranquillity then the best choice is The Sana Hill Top.
Comfortable stay with the villegers at high altitude
Kalimpong – Lava road,
Village: Pakthang East
PS & Sub Division - Kalimpong,
District – Darjeeling,
West Bengal, Pin – 734314
Ph: +91 9331278493