Phalut

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Phalut
Village
Phalut is located in West Bengal
Phalut
Phalut
Location in West Bengal, India
Phalut is located in India
Phalut
Phalut
Phalut (India)
Coordinates: 27°10′16″N 88°01′12″E / 27.17111°N 88.02000°E / 27.17111; 88.02000Coordinates: 27°10′16″N 88°01′12″E / 27.17111°N 88.02000°E / 27.17111; 88.02000
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictDarjeeling
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,633
Languages
 • OfficialNepali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationWB
Websitewb.gov.in

Phalut or Falut (3600 m) is the second highest peak of West Bengal, India. Part of the Singalila Ridge in the Himalayas, it is located at the border of the Indian states of West Bengal and Sikkim and of Nepal. It is located inside the Singalila National Park. A small bunkhouse is near the top of the peak and is administered by the Indian army. Singalila Pass is 17 km away from Phalut.

The indigenous tribes surrounding the mountain peak are known as Falutians by outsiders. Falutians have a 300-year history of worshipping the mountain peak, and believe that Phalut is an omniscient god. They refer to the mountain peak as "Omna Re Ay".


Places and tea estates in the north-western portion of Darjeeling Sadar subdivision (including Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block) in Darjeeling district
CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, N: neighbourhood, H: hill centre, NP: national park/ wildlife sanctuary, TE: tea estate, TA: tourist attraction
Abbreviations used in names – TG for Tea Garden (town/village), TE for Tea Estate
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly


Cloud effect from Phalut, c. 1905
A view of the Himalayan peaks of (from the left) Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Everest, Mt.Makalu and Mt.Chomolonzo from Phalut in West Bengal, India.