West Bengal

Gurung Guest House, Tinchuley

Tinchuley was a distant hamlet in the wilderness, located near Darjeeling. Tinchuley offers extraordinary views of River Teesta and nearly a 180 degree view of the entire range of Eastern Himalayas with the Mt. Kanchenjungha.

Gurung Guest House, Tinchuley offers warm hospitality and comfortable lodgings for travellers. The lodge hosts eight well appointed rooms, one cottage and two deluxe rooms with all the basic homely comforts. The family kitchen serves up a delectable variety of local dishes.

If you are looking for a quiet weekend retreat, Tinchuley is the place for you. Situated around 80km from Siliguri and 90km from New Jalpaiguri station, this lesser-known hamlet is an ideal holiday destination for those looking to enjoy the pristine beauty of the hills.

The hamlet itself is worth a visit. Every house has an adjoining garden decorated with colourful plants. The villagers also grow vegetables and rear chickens in a perfect example of self-sustenance.

We went there on a three-day trip and stayed at Gurung Guest House, a homestay run by a local Gurung family. The host, Dipendra Gurung, took us around the hamlet and also helped us taste locally brewed liquor — Rakshi (colourless wine) and Chaang (thick beer)!

The beauty of Tinchuley is such that its sights and scenes will linger on in your memory long after you return to your humdrum existence.


Double Bed1000.00E.P (Room only basis)
Four Bedded1600.00E.P (Room only basis)
Cottage2300.00E.P (Room only basis)
Deluxe Rooms3000.00E.P (Room only basis)
Service Charge10%