West Bengal

Khawas House, Echey, Kalimpong

Echey (Icche Gaon/ Icchey) is a small Himalayan village located 16 Km away from Kalimpong, at a height of 5,800 Ft. This small green village is blessed with the panoramic view of Kanchenjunga range and nearby moist vegetation.

Khawas House is two-storied homestay run by a Khawas Family. The rooms are clean and airy with views of mountains. The attached toilets are western without geyser. The beds are comfortable but smaller than European standard. Furnishing is minimal. Delicious local food is available at the home kitchen, with limited variety. With all such limitation, the warmth of hospitality is unquestionable.

Echey is in the other side another small green village named Sillery. There is a nice opportunity to have a 3hr hiking to reach Sillery on the other side and stay there in another nice homestay. En-route, you will cross the Ramitey from where the Tista bed is visible on a clear day. You may also turn back from there or Sillery on the same day.