Chatakpur (altitude 7887 ft, latitude 27.60 degree E, latitude 88.59 degree N) accommodates 90 villagers consisted of 18 families. It is a forest village under Senchal Reserve Forest. The locals live on terrace cultivation of organic crops and the shrubs and medicinal herbs acquired from the forest, farm. Enough electricity, drinking water and arrangement of sanitation are shown in each and every house. This sanctuary is enriched with a number of streams and jhoras. It is the source of water supply in Darjeeling town. Views of Mt. Kanchanjungha and other snow capped mountains of West Sikkim, lush greenery, forest trails, wooden cottages and trekking routes offers a magnificent holiday. Sunset and sunrise from watch tower are most beautiful part of Chakakpur. To enjoy the colourful sunrise you need not wake up in the chilly night at Darjeeling and rush for Tiger Hill. Here, from watch tower be witness of beautiful sunrise with the riots of colour on Mt. Kanchanjungha range as of Tiger Hill. In fact, Chatakpur is just the next hill of Tiger Hill. Enjoy the great sunset at Mt. Kanchanjungha. At first sight you must love the place.
How to Reach
Nearest rail station is Sonada and nearest airport is Bagdogra. Sonada is a railway station in Darjeeling Himalayan Railways route ( toy train ). From here avail a stiff road of 7 km through pine, teak, oak, birch forest to reach Chatakpur. Otherwise from NJP or Bagdogra hire a vehicle to visit here as toy train is not available all time. Jorbunglow is 18 km from Chatakpur.
Places to Visit
Tiger Hill, Ghoom, Sonada, Darjeeling, Rimbi village, Sixteen village & Labda.