"Takdah" is a Lepcha term meaning mist or fog and if you visit Takdah, you will realise the aptness of the name. The famous Takdah Cantonment is located a short distance from Takdah bazaar and used to be the hub of the British military residences during their colonial days. The renowned Takdah club, built in the year 1902, is now a Forest rest house.
At an altitude of about 4000 feet, Takdah has very pleasant weather round the year. It is surrounded immediately by towering pine trees, beyond which lies the natural forest area. If you venture out for a walk along the paths of Takdah in the early morning or late evening, don't be surprised if you venture across a wild boar or a barking deer which has wandered out of this outlying forest.