Location of Takdah
Takdah Cantonment is a settlement located in Darjeeling district, West Bengal. It is one of the upcoming tourist centres of the Darjeeling hills.
Cantonment of Takdah
Takdah Cantonment, as the name signifies, was a British cantonment before the independence of India. It was the destination for many British officers of high rank from all over India. After independence, like many other towns and villages, Takdah was abandoned by the new order. It was only recently that people really started to settle down in the area. Though the Britons are long gone, we can still find the beautiful structures erected during the British era. The marvel of Takdah lies in the old, abandoned club house which is just a km away from the town. In comparison to its surrounding, the town is on a higher altitude giving way to cedar trees and is much colder than the towns surrounding it.
Administration of Takdah
Takdah is the headquarters of the Rangli Rangliot development block. Takdah Cantonment has an orchid centre where a variety of rare Himalayan orchids are cultivated. This centre has been the favourite of tourists visiting Takdah.
Tourism in Takdah
The nearest tea gardens are Rungli, Giele and Teesta Valley tea gardens. The main junction of Takdah is called Dara Dokan. A weekly market, held every Thursday, is a sight worth watching as people from all the nearby villages come to shop their weekly needs. These tea gardens and the markets are the tourist destinations in Takdah.
Education of Takdah
Takdah has the number of good educational institutions. These are set up in Takdah nearby bazar there is one co-residential English medium school Tiny Angels' School which follows ICSE syllabus providing good source of knowledge and education to people residing out there .Moreover, Foreign Teachers do visit this school and sponsors the financially weak but good students.
The town of Darjeeling is 30 km away and Takdah is well connected with Darjeeling with buses and jeeps plying constantly.
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