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Samir’s BB and Homestay, Darjeeling

Samir’s BB and Homestay, Darjeeling

Samir’s Homestay is a small, cozy and comfortable stay at Darjeeling. With two rooms in it’s well-built wooden architecture, the host family offers a homely accommodation, freshly cooked foods, and detailed information about Darjeeling, which only locals may know.

Chatakpur Eco Hut and Homestays

Chatakpur Eco Hut and Homestays

Chatakpur is one of India’s secret, small remote unexplored hill rich in biodiversity and indigenous cultures. It is a small village located in the eastern part of the Himalayan Range, in the north of West Bengal at 7887 ft. altitude. It is a 180 years old ethnic village with 19 houses and a population of about 89. It is about 20 km. from Darjeeling and 72 km. from Siliguri. Mansi Shah’s album of Chatakpur village on Flickr On the northern side, Chatakpur is surrounded by the Mt. Kanchenjunga and on the southern side the undulating green valley and the meandering river gorge of Relly Khola resides. Weather in summer is pleasant, the average temperature is around 12-25 degrees. In the winter, an average temperature is 2- 12 degree and snowfall is common here. The Locals belong to either “Rai Community” or “Sherpa Community”. The terrace cultivation of organic crops and the shrubs and medicinal herbs acquired from the forest, form the means of livelihood of the locals. The place offers majestic views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, …

Homestay at Kaffer, Lolay

Homestay at Kaffer, Lolay

This family-run accommodation at Kaffer (Kaffir) near Lolay (commonly known as Loleygaon) is a nice place to stay and enjoy uninterrupted view of Himalayan subtropical broadleaf and pine forest. Kafer, about 1 kilometers from Loley, offers a panoramic view of the Kanchenjunga. Distances ——— Siliguri – 124 Km Kalimpong – 55 Km Lava Bazar – 25 Km Elevation ——— 1848 M The stay has tastefully built main house and cottages. Each room has comfortable bed and attached western type washroom. Local cuisine is available at the kitchen and served at common dining. Or you can prefer the open-air dining like us. Kaffer is around 5 hours drive from New Jalpaiguri Rail head and around 4 hours from New Mal Junction. Drop in and out transport is available from our transport partners. Foreign passport holders are allowed to visit this area without ILP. The forest here is a mix of Bhalukhop forest, Mongpong forest range, and Kaffir forest, collectively known as Kaffir Khasmahal. Winter is chilling, but rewarding, while any season, except monsoon, is perfectly fine.

Homestays at Ramdhura

Homestays at Ramdhura

Ramdhura is a small Bhutia community village located 7 Km from Delo with views of the Kanchenjunga range and the Teesta river. Surrounded by mist covered pine forests and lush green valley, Ramdhura is a perfect place for weekend stay. Proximity to Delo and Pedong makes this place another stay point in Kalimpong-Khasmahal Travel circuit, the footstep of the Old Silk Route. Things to do at Ramdhura Short treks in the pine forest and walk to the village Hike to Icchey and Sillery through dense moist forests and Cinchona plantation Enjoy panoramic views of the mountains and valley from Hanuman Tok viewpoint Visit to British era Jalsa Bungalow Adventure sports activity at Delo   Staying option at Ramdhura Bhutia Homestay is a clean and homely stay at Ramdhura. It offers double-bed rooms with attached western-type bathrooms. The wooden walls gives the rooms a warm, earthy impression and the carpeted floor makes the homestay comfortable stay during chilling winter. Fresh home-cooked food is served at the open-air dining space. Food choices are limited but you can …

Pahari Soul, Darjeeling

Pahari Soul, Darjeeling

Located close to the Dali Monastery one of the prime attractions of Darjeeling, Pahari Soul, an alternative stay-point, is far yet close to the bustling town. The personal touch of the homestay attracts many travelers. The hosts themselves being avid travelers make the guests stay perfect.

Nestle Homestay, Darjeeling

Nestle Homestay, Darjeeling

Located in the lap of nature, Mr Pradhan’s homestay in Darjeeling. If you are looking for a beautiful stay in the backdrop of nature, the homestay is a perfect getaway. The homestay is located at a walk-able distance from the main market area of Darjeeling. Its a perfect retreat because it is located very close to the town yet far from the maddening crowd. Some of the prime attractions of Darjeeling are located within walk-able distances. Tariff

Stay at Lamahatta

Stay at Lamahatta

The word Lamahatta is derived from people wearing Bukhus very similar to Buddhist Monks as Lamas. Located at an altitude of 6800 Feet, Lamahatta is a place surrounded by Pine trees with the Mount Kanchenjunga in the fore front. The Buddhist Prayer Flags fluttering at the slight breeze A 500 years old Buddhist Monastery is only a 20 minutes walk from the place. [marker name=”Lamahatta”]27.050564,88.341064[/marker] People who are enthusiastic about river rafting can go rafting at Teesta which is located only 15 Km away. Trek through the jungles for 8 Km and you will reach Takdah. The rooms at Lamahatta is paneled with wood and carpeted with western style en-suite bathroom. There is 24 hour hot water option. The guest house has its own car parking. The restaurant serves home cooked organic food. Ging Goompa at Lamahatta is a subsidiary of Bhutia Basti Monastery under the Red Sect Buddhists. Tariff

Homestay at Rajabhatkhawa, Buxa Tiger Reserve

Homestay at Rajabhatkhawa, Buxa Tiger Reserve

The Buxa Tiger Reserve is a 760-square-kilometre tiger reserve located inside the Buxa National Park in Dooars, West Bengal and bordered by the Buxa hills of the southern hilly area of Bhutan. Buxa is referred as one of the most wild territory of India for its area, density and location. It is the eastern most extension of extreme bio-diverse North-East India & represents highly endemic Indo-Malayan region. The fragile “Terai Eco-System” constitutes a part of this Reserve. The Phipsu Wildlife Sanctuary of Bhutan is contiguous to North of Buxa. Manas National Park lies on east of it. Buxa, thus, serves as international corridor for Asian Elephant migration between India and Bhutan. To the south-west, the Chilapata Forests form an elephant corridor to the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary. The reserve encompasses as many as eight forest types. Rajabhatkhawa is a small town situated just outside the Buxa Tiger Reserve. It is known for its natural beauty, surrounded by forest. All the permits for the entry to the Buxa Tiger reserve can be taken from here. National Highway …

Homestay at Sillery

Homestay at Sillery

Sillery, a small villege, 4 Km from Pedong and 25 Km from Kalimpong, is located on the ancient Silk Route that connected India with Tibet through the Jelep La Pass in Sikkim. Over the past few years, this picturesque hamlet is becoming a destination for travellers looking for a stay in the lap of nature. Sillery (also called Sillerygaon) has 37 families, most of them are operating home stays over the past couple of years. All the rooms in these home stays have attached washrooms with western fittings. These family operated home stays serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The cuisine is mostly local vegetarian or non-vegetarian. Sillery, located inside Paiengaon Forest area, is blessed with majestic view of the Kanchenjungha and the Sikkim hills. From Sillery traveller can walk to Ramitey viewpoint, Damsang Gadi, Sangchen Dorjee Monastery and Pedong Bazar. The top-view of turns and bends of the Teesta River from Ramitey Point is another attraction of this place. From there the longest stretch is visible as it meanders throught the valley hundreds feet below. …

Sumbuk, Kitam, Greater Rangit, Sikkim

Sumbuk, Kitam, Greater Rangit, Sikkim

The proposed Kitam Bird Sanctuary is a sub-tropical reserve forest located at Greater Rangit area of south Sikkim. The river Rangit, originated from West Sikkim, flows through this place before meeting Teesta more south. Kitam Bird Sanctuary The Tropical Ecoregion extends roughly from the foothills of the Outer Himalayas to an altitude of about 1,200 m. It contains steep-sided valleys and gorges with well-drained flanking slopes.Various species of orchids, Rhapidophora , wild banana, Pandanus , nettles and giant bamboo are characteristic of the region. In the region of Rangit Valley, Sal Shorea robusta shows an unique association with the Chir Pine Pinus roxburghii . In patches of protected forest, it is possible to see the weak Sal being slowly dominated by the Pine. The lowland forests are home to several threatened species of birds such as the Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis, the Great Pied Hornbill Buceros bicornis and the Chestnut-breasted Partridge Arborophila mandelli. Other lowland fauna includes the introduced Peafowl Pavo cristatus, python, geckos, and Barking Deer Muntiacus muntjak and a host of butterflies. Several …