Tinchuley is a small village in Darjeeling District
of West Bengal
. It is 32 km from Darjeeling
and 43 km from the town of Kalimpong
. The word Tinchuley lliterally means three chullas or ovens. Tinchuley has been declared a model village by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in recognition of the efforts for the development of Darjeeling and its adjoining areas with active participation from the local people.
Tinchuley promotes eco-tourism, bio-organic food is available for tourists. There are eco-friendly projects such as forest nursery, floriculture project, bio-compost manure projects, and vermi-compost projects.
The attractions are Tinchuley Sunrise Point, Tinchuley Monastery, Durpin Dara, Gombu Dara View Point, the river Teesta and the river Ringgit. The Local Youth Club provides treks, trails, tours, and transports. White water rafting on the Teesta is also arranged.