Rishop or also spelt as Rishyap is a small tourist village in the Kalimpong hills situated at an altitude of about 8,100 feet.
Almost all of the tourist accommodation are village homestay
type and can not be compared with hotels in major towns. Basic facilities are available at the place with running water, attached bath and descent food.
The undiluted charm of staying in a hill village among chirping birds and waking up with the view of the Majestic Kanchenjunga is the
primary reason behind the popularity of Rishyap. Apart from the Kanchenjunga range, a visitor can also see the Sikkim, Bhutan and Nepal
mountains including Jelep la from Rishyap.
Places to visit Rishop
Airpot : Bagdogra (116 kms from 'Rishyap or Rishop') is the major airport of the region. Regular flights connects Bagdogra to major airports in the country.
Rail Station : NJP (New Jalpaiguri) 101 kms from 'Rishyap or Rishop' is the major Rail Station.
Road : Siliguri 95 kms from 'Rishyap or Rishop' is the main junction and the largest town nearby the state.
Gangtok to 'Rishyap or Rishop' : 113 kms
Darjeeling to 'Rishyap or Rishop' : 101 kms
Kalimpong to 'Rishyap or Rishop' : 32 kms
Permit and Entry Rules
Indian & Foreigners: Indian & Foreigners tourists visiting 'Rishyap or Rishop' do not require any permit to enter the state.
Best time to Visit 'Rishyap or Rishop'
Best time to visit 'Rishyap or Rishop' is during the months of March, April, May, June, October, Nov. Most of the roads
remains closed during the month of July, August due to heavy rainfall and landslides. Also some of the tourists
don't prefer to visit 'Rishyap or Rishop' in the months of December, January and Febrary due to cold climates.