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Calling all lovebirds! Be at Peshoke’s Lover’s Meet

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If you are lovebirds and wish to be at a lover’s paradise, then do not miss Peshoke’s Lover’s Meet. Yes, you heard it correct, there is a romantic view-point on Peshoke Road called Triveni or Sangam, where two eternal lovers meet – Rangeet and Teesta. 

By road, it takes around 2.5 hours (roughly 70 kilometers) from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. There is no shared or public transport in this circuit, so private taxi is the only option. They charge quite high compared to standard routes due to scarcity of return trips.

We had travelled by Darjeeling Mail this time, so reached NJP station early morning. Breaking our fast with the day’s first cup of tea, we embarked upon our road trip to Peshoke. From NJP, we drove through Sevoke Road, followed by Rishi Road at the final stretch. Till Teesta Bazar, the road was pretty good except near Kalijhora where road conditions degraded abruptly due to a recent landslide. The uphill drive of 3.5 kilometers along the Peshoke Tea Gardens started from there until Lover’s Meet point. By 11.30am, we had reached the spot. 

The lush greenery of Peshoke Tea Estate was eye soothing as in the cities we hardly get to find so much of green at one shot. Climbing a flight of around twenty steps, we reached the viewpoint. The car was parked at a distance on the Rishi road itself. And what a splendid landscape! It was a cloudless morning and a picture-perfect bird’s eye view of the confluence made our day. On our left were the hills of Sikkim through which Rangeet flows in and on right, our very own Kalimpong foothills making way to bubbling Teesta, conjointly blessing the union of the two Himalayan streams at Peshoke. 

Rangeet’s water looks emerald-green while Teesta offers crystal clarity flowing straight down the mountains. The river valley down below bids an awesome rafting opportunity and a college troop was actually gearing up for adventure on the waters of Teesta during our stopover. There are small stalls selling indigenous items which tempted us to taste one of the delicacies. Honestly speaking it was one of the best ever Tomato Chat that we tasted. 
We spent almost half a day, silently watching the nature all around. Chirping of unknown Himalayan birds and a Giant Malabar Squirrel added to the blissful melody. The only interruption that we allowed was a cup of steaming Darjeeling green tea to complement our romantic moments.

 

How to reach: By road, it takes around 2.5 hours (roughly 70 kilometers) from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. There is no shared or public transport in this circuit, so private taxi is the only option. They charge quite high compared to standard routes due to scarcity of return trips. The charges vary anything between Rs 2,500 to Rs 3,000 for a small car.

Where to stay: Peshoke is primarily a day trip from Kalimpong, Teesta Bazar or even from Lamahatta. Hence there are hardly places to stay in Peshoke itself. However, there are several homestays in Teesta Bazar. You can also take a trip to nearby Lamahatta, Takdah and Tinchuley as Peshoke falls in that circuit.