Being located in the Darjeeling hills, Rishop is definitely a site of attraction for tourists visiting this region and it is also a favourite weekend destination for the locals. Average elevation of this hill station is 2590 m above the sea level. This small hamlet is situated in the district of Kalimpong in West Bengal state. The location causes its weather to remain temperate throughout the year. While the temperature varies from 8°C to 22°C during summer, the winter is quite cold with average temperature of 3°C.
Lava at 4 km distance is the nearest place from Rishop for jeep or bus stand, although travellers like to hire transport directly from Siliguri. The nearest railway station is about 100 km distant, i. e, in New Jalpaiguri. The only airport in North Bengal is Bagdogra Airport, which is about 114 km away from Rishop. All these destinations are accessible from Rishop via Alipurduar Road or Rishi Road.