15 Handpicked Homestays Near Kolkata For a Perfect Getaway

Kolkata being just an hour’s flight away from Bagdogra and a 7 hrs train journey from NJP – the gateway to the beautiful north Bengal and Sikkim, has many options to go around. We have put together a list of 15 handpicked Homestays near Kolkata that make for the perfect getaway to reflect, rejuvenate and recoup. Stay in these lovely Homestays that are ideal for your summer vacation with family. 

1. Ancient Glory Heritage Homestay – Takdah

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Takdah is a tiny hamlet located in Himalayan foothills in the Teesta Valley, West Bengal. This hidden gem set amidst pine forest, is a 110 years old British bungalow and provides the true essence of the vintage lifestyle. Wake up to the chirping of the birds, relax with your favorite book in the well manicured lawn or hike nature trails around, enjoy a hot cup of tea with stunning valley views or chase butterflies in the garden; the stay here is sure going to leave a lasting impression in your heart.

Distance from Silliguri: 58 km
Tariff:  3900/- for Double Occupancy including Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea with snacks.
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2. The Himalayan Essence Farmstay – Sukhia Pokhari

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Sukhia Pokhari is a small picturesque village in Darjeeling district close to the Indo-Nepal Border. If you want to explore the Himalayas and it’s flora fauna and go on short treks, this is the right place. This semi-wooden cottage is surrounded by pine forest, lush greenery and wildlife. Starting from visiting the tea gardens to homegrown vegetables, walking among pines to virgin and unexplored waterfalls, this place offers a jam-packed schedule to explore the Himalayas and its flora and fauna. Breathtaking sunrise can be viewed during the winter season. It’s a perfect mix of serenity, extreme warm hospitality, home made food and beautiful location. 

Distance from Siliguri: 58 km
Tariff: 2000/- Per Person including Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea with snacks.
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3. Heaven in the Woods Homestay – Rimbik

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Nestled in Singalila National Park, Rimbik is a small village perched on a hill above river Rammam, 56 km from Darjeeling. Resting in the shadows of the majestic Kanchenjunga, it has beautiful landscapes and offers absolute peace and serenity along with mesmerizing sunrise views. Located amidst Oak and Rhododendron forest, this cozy wooden cottage offers a comfortable stay in the lap of nature with a local welcoming family.  

Distance from Siliguri: 116 km
Tariff: 1200/- Per Person including Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea with snacks.
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4. Stream of Joy Homestay – Reshikhola

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Reshi Khola is a beautiful valley located along the bank of Reshi River. This lovely homestay by the riverside is surrounded by forests that are home to numerous birds and animals. This is a perfect location to spend a few days in nature. Stroll around the banks of the river, bathe in the crystal clear water, hike around the rocky valley and enjoy fishing. Star gazing while listening to the roar of the river and warming yourself in the bonfire can make some of the best memories of your life. 

Distance from Siliguri: 97 km
Tariff:  2400/- for Double Occupancy including Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea with snacks.
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5. Misty Mountain Homestay – Manshi Gaon

Misty Mountain Homestay-Darjeeling

Manshi Gaon in an undiscovered Himalayan beauty, surrounded by a lush pine forest and tea valley. This beautiful cottage built in traditional Lepcha style made from bamboo and mud gives an earthy cool feel. Live with Himalayan tribes and learn about their cuisine, culture, and customs. From a warm welcome to a comfortable earthy stay, to delicious food, to treks and tours around the village – one gets a wholesome community living experience.

Distance from Siliguri: 58 km
Tariff:  3600/- for Double Occupancy including Breakfast, Morning and Evening tea.
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6. Mirik Homestay


It is located in the middle of lush green orange orchards just 4 km from the main town of Mirik. The homestay has its own greenhouse where organic vegetables are grown. You can grab a basket and collect vegetables for your meal. Dairy products are also made at home.  Enjoy Birding, go around the village interacting with the locals, and participate in farming, read books or simply stay home appreciating the nature around. Fruit plucking is another interesting activity during the season. Other than orange orchards, there are varieties of other fruit trees like Guava, Peach, Plum, Avocado, Grapefruit etc.

Distance from Siliguri: 45 km
Tariff:  2800/- for Double Occupancy including Breakfast, Morning and Evening tea.
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7. Miles of Smiles Homestay – Kurseong

Miles of Smiles Homestay-Kurseong

Kurseong is a quiet hill station located on the Siliguri – Darjeeling highway. The town is known for its beautiful vistas, orchid gardens, forested hills, and tea plantations and offers magnificent views of Mt. Kanchenjunga from some parts. This bungalow in the Dowhill area of Kurseong is surrounded by beautiful pine woods and offers stunning views of snow covered mountains. The host is a retired army man and started the homestay recently to provide employment to the locals here. It is ideal for large groups and family get-togethers. The homestay can easily accommodate a group of 20-25 people.  

Distance from Siliguri: 33 kms 
Tariff:  1500/- per person including Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Morning and Evening tea.
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8. Lebong Riverside Homestay

Lebong Riverside Homestay-Darjeeling

Lebong is a beautiful valley about 1,000 feet below Darjeeling town dotted with tea gardens and Orange orchards. It is a perfect offbeat destination for a peaceful trip with family and friends. This charming homestay is surrounded by hills on all sides and river Rung Dung flows on 2 sides of the homestay and is just a walk away. The only sound that will reach your ears is music of gushing water and the birds chirping. This place is also good for birders and those who have interest in Butterfly and bugs. There are chances of spotting deer as well in early morning.

Distance from Siliguri: 70 kms 
Tariff:  3000/- for Double Occupancy including Breakfast.
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9. Heaven on Hills Homestay – Kalimpong

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Hill town of Kalimpong is perched on a ridge above Teesta River on the Himalayan foothills. This quaint little homestay is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main town of Kalimpong, but not far either. Being a little further up from town, it provides absolute peace and quiet to loosen up and relax. It is a typical mountain house with a beautifully maintained garden with a variety of flowers. You get a beautiful view of the mountain and the valley from the compound. 

Distance from Siliguri: 67 kms 
Tariff: 1800/- for Double Occupancy including Breakfast.
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 10. Temi Homestay – South Sikkim

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This 200 years old heritage home made of mud and stone is beautifully located in the hills of South Sikkim. It’s just 48 km from Pakyong Airport. This place is known for Temi Tea Garden – the only tea garden of Sikkim and provides a splendid view of Kanchendzonga. Lalit Kumar Pradhan along with his wife Sarala Pradhan runs this homestay. Sarala cooks delicious local Nepali cuisine and their daughter Divya loves to bake. Try local food and mingle with friendly host family who is more than happy to help you embrace a new culture and learn local language.

Distance from Siliguri: 104 kms 
Tariff:  3000/- for Double Occupancy including Breakfast, Dinner, Morning and Evening tea.
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11. Magical Mornings Homestay – Okhrey, West Sikkim

Magical Mornings Homestay, Okhrey-West Sikkim

Okhrey is a small hamlet in West Sikkim surrounded by Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary and Singalila National Park. Situated in the crown of Okhrey, Latteytar, this homestay is a paradise for nature lovers and bird watchers. Experience the life of Sherpas with this local family along with the magnificent views. 

Distance from Siliguri: 121 kms 
Tariff: 2400/- for Double Occupancy including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Morning & Evening Tea.
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12. Sribadam Homestsy – West Sikkim

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This heritage conservation and litter free homestay is located in a picturesque forest village Sribadam in west Sikkim. Sribadam is famous for the meditation and healing center set in the Phuntsok Choeling monastery. Immerse yourself in the beautiful natural surroundings and tune your ears to the sound of chirping birds and feast your eyes to the beauty of Mt. Kachendzonga from your rooms. Go for a short uphill trek to the waterfall, take a small walk to Cardamom (elaichi) plantation, and visit holy Eight Wheels which run by water current or just relax in the lap of nature. You can also trek to Versey Rhododendron Sanctuary. The place is a paradise for bird watchers and butterfly’s lovers. 

Distance from Siliguri: 105 kms 
Tariff: 2400/- for Double Occupancy including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Morning & Evening Tea.
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13. Yuksom Homestay – West Sikkim

Yuksom Homestay-Sikkim

Located at the foot hill in the outskirts of village Yuksom in West Sikkim, this beautiful homestay is full of greenery with trees like Poplar, Rhododendron and Arboretum all around. Yuksom is the first capital of Sikkim, founded by three great Lamas in 1642 AD. The coronation throne and the oldest monastery of Sikkim, Dubdi Monastery is still well preserved. It is located near the Khangchendzonga National Park and is the base for trekking to Gochala and Dzongri. 

Distance from Yuksom: 141 kms 
Tariff:  2550/- for Double Occupancy including Breakfast, Dinner, Morning and Evening tea.
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14. Off-The-Grid Farmstay – Pelling 

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Located 11 kms from Pelling, this place is an absolute gem surrounded by lush greenery and breath-taking views of Mount Kanchenjunga in the background.  Go on refreshing morning walks in and around the property, learn organic farming, get involved in farm activities and learn to cook traditional dishes. You can also visit nearby villages like Singdrom that is one of the cleanest, greenest and most beautiful Sikkimese village. Healthy organic meals, fresh mountain air, call of birds, and care & affection from the host family will make your stay here memorable.

Distance from Siliguri: 130 kms 
Tariff:  3600/- for Double Occupancy including Breakfast & Dinner.
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15. Ahladara Homestsy – South Sikkim

Ahladara Homestay-Namchi

Located far from the mainland this farmstay is located in a small village Ahladara near Namchi in South Sikkim. It offers unmatched views of the Kanchenjunga range and the Rangit valley. Inhabited by the Tamang community, it is a perfect place to experience local culture while living in midst of nature. Homestay provides a unique experience of rich local culture, traditional lifestyle and home-cooked traditional meals. There are some hidden nature trails around that you can explore with Rinzing Tamang, the host. 

Distance from Siliguri: 46 kms 
Tariff: 1200/- Per Person including Breakfast, Dinner, Morning & Evening Tea.
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