At an altitude of about 4000 feet, Takdah has very pleasant weather round the year. It is surrounded 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.
In the early 1900s, Takdah used to be a British military cantonment and during this time, several bungalows sprang up as accommodations for the British officers. These buildings now belong to the locals and some of them were converted into schools and offices, while some are now run as tourist accommodations. The famous Takdah Club is now the forest rest house.