The word Tinchuley means three chullas or ovens. Tinchuley is a small village near Darjeeling which has become quite famous in the recent years due to the effort of the local people in developing community touristm. The leading effort comes from the Gurung family who have developed the model of homestay to suit there condition.
WWF has declared tinchuley as a model village for its effort in the improvement of environment of Darjeeling and its adjoining areas with active participation from the local people. The people of Tinchuley has undertaken several eco-friendly projects including building of forest nursery, floriculture project, bio-compost manure projects, vermi-compost projects and many other such projects.
The The main attraction of this village is its Home Hospitality where one gets to eat bio-organic food and stay in the village.
Tinchuley Sunrise Point - This place provides beautiful views of the surrounding mountains including the Tista valley. All the major places in the region including the Kalimpong as well as places in East and South Sikkim is visible from here.
Tinchuley Monastery - Revered by the locals, this small monastery is a must see if you are at Tinchuley. The locals tell stories of a monk meditating in the monastery for 17 years.