Yelbong – River Canyon

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River Canyon in Kalimpong
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Yelbong, in West Bengal’s Kalimpong district, is a captivating Himalayan village. Surrounded by hills, forests, and rivers, it offers breathtaking sunrise and sunset views. The village enchants visitors with birdsong, butterflies, gentle river sounds, and warm hospitality. Notably, Yelbong is home to a unique 2-kilometer river canyon cave, the only one in northern Bengal, adding to its allure and creating a sense of wonder.


  • Surrounded by hills, forests, and rivers.
  • Breathtaking sunrise and sunset views.
  • Melodious birdsong and graceful butterflies.
  • Ideal for river camping, bird watching, trekking, and fishing.
  • The abundance of wildlife for nature enthusiasts.
  • Unique 2-kilometer river canyon cave, the only one in northern Bengal.

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Yelbong is famous for its natural beauty, including scenic hills, forests, and rivers, and its famous 2km long canyon.

Yelbong is a charming Himalayan village located in the Kalimpong district of West Bengal, India.

Yelbong offers a range of attractions, including picturesque hills, forests, and rivers, breathtaking sunrise and sunset views, and opportunities for river camping, bird watching, trekking, and fishing. Additionally, the village is known for its abundant wildlife and features a unique 2-kilometer river canyon cave, which is the only one of its kind in northern Bengal.

You can reach this place in generally 3 hours from either Siliguri or New Mal Junction station.

The best time to visit Yelbong is during the spring and summer months, from March to June when the weather is pleasant and ideal for outdoor activities. However, the village can be visited throughout the year, and each season offers its unique charm.

Yes, Yelbong offers a range of accommodation options, including guesthouses, homestays, and resorts, where visitors can enjoy a comfortable stay amidst the natural beauty of the village.

Yes, Yelbong is a suitable destination for family vacations. The village offers a serene and safe environment, opportunities for outdoor activities that can be enjoyed by all age groups, and a chance to connect with nature and experience the local culture.

Yes, Yelbong is known for its abundant wildlife. Visitors can spot various species of birds, butterflies, and other animals while exploring the forests and natural surroundings of the village. It is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers.

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River Canyon in Kalimpong


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Yelbong – River Canyon
Rahul K

Nature's Masterpiece!"

Explored Yelbong and its river canyon - nature at its finest. Trekking down to the river was an adventure. The rugged beauty and peaceful surroundings were unforgettable.

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