(Last Updated on : 22-04-2013)
Kaagey in West Bengal offers the hilly landscape beauty with the panoramic-view of and the allied peaks of Mt. Kanchenjungha, a winding river down the valley, a jungle in the backyard, and a natural waterfall.
Kaagey makes the little unknown village of charming getaway just 21 kms from Kalimpong. Kaagey is near to popular tourist destinations like Kalimpong
, Pedong, Reshi and Sillery but far from the tourist rush.
Kaagey is also known for its impressive bird population and its indigenous people and culture. Like other nearby destinations, enterprising individuals have developed home stays in Kaagey, which are clean, comfortable and very homely.
There are several places to visit in Kaagey. There is a 15 mins walk from Kaagey would take you to the 50 feet high Jhakri Falls
where you can take your shower. There's a small church and a smaller village monastery around 3 kms away. These structures may not be big or historical but they are simple and fit the place where they belong. It's just like your childhood storybook villages, where a small church with a garden, a small school and lots of birds keep chirping all day long. There are a whole lot of opportunities at Kaagey for the nature lovers who like to trek and love bird watching
The Ramitey Dara viewpoint, which falls on the way to the village school, has one of the longest views of Tista River
meandering below in the gorges. The little-known Deorali Dara also offers great views of Eastern Sikkim
and the snow capped mountains. You can also visit the nearby Lepcha village of Gerok to understand the traditional lifestyle of the Lepchas