Krishnathumki makes for a great vantage point to see Mirik and Kurseong in the Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. There are other five hills adjoining Krishnathumki. These peaks together are known as Pandavthumki.
Every day more than 5,000 domestic tourists visit Jamunkhadi. The locals of the area and the ones living around the vicinity favour this wetland as a picnic spot. The wetland is home to deer, leopards, porcupines, pangolins, among others. A leisurely boat ride on the Jamunkhadi lake will give you a peek into the natural habitat of the wildlife.
Khyam Sitaula, chairman of Jamunwari Community Forest, said, “The area is so famous that on any given holiday, the locals pack the picnic baskets and head out here.” The area was developed as a wetland area some 11 years ago.
There are 17 ponds (with more than 1.7 million fish) in Hiledhap Wetland. There are also flocks of turkeys, roosters, and ducks here. Manjil Dewan, a local, said that they plan to start a homestay in the area in the near future. He said, “We are also thinking of operating boats on the lake here. It will help the visitors take in the scenery better.”