Hillside Hideaway – Kalimpong

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Sangsey, Kalimpong

Sangsey is a mountain village set among the foothills and deep valleys of West Bengal. Located just 12 kms from Kalimpong, it is still untouched by mass tourism. The village has one of the most scenic views of the Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan snow peaks and is surrounded by mountain forest full of rare mountain birds. Because of its relatively lower altitude as compared to Darjeeling or Gangtok, the weather is mild and pleasant for most part of the year. Bird watchers will love this place during the months of April and May.

The nearest airport in Bagdogra is 48 km from Kalimpong. Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri. The major access to Kalimpong by road is via Siliguri, which is connected to all the major cities.

The Homestay

Located in this small unexplored hamlet, it is an eco-friendly homestay away from the mad crowds. This captivating little place is surrounded by forest. Wake up to the songs of colorful mountain birds and the magical views of Kanchenjunga that play hide and seek with the clouds. You can visit the jungle engulfing the hamlet for photography and relaxing. There is also a place within the village called “Deorali Dara” where you can get a 360 degree view of the place. The homestay has 2 guest rooms, both with an attached bathroom.

Location: 5 km from Dalapchan Ridge Reserve Forest and 2.4 km from Hanuman Mandir.
Number of Rooms -2; Total Capacity-8 

Know Your Host

This cozy little place is owned by Saptarshi Mukherjee, an IT professional based in Kolkata. He is an avid traveller and has been to multiple hikes and treks over the years and always wanted a home in the hills. And therefore he started this homestay with one of his friends who is into event management. They strongly believe in giving livelihood to the locals through this. A local family will host you at the homestay. They can help you explore the place and arrange for sight seeing or car on request. You may engage with them in organic farm activities or learn traditional cooking.   

Food

Food is cooked traditionally by a local lady and most of the vegetables come fresh from the farm. There is a small chicken farm as well. Breakfast options include luchi aloo dum, paratha, butter toast, egg, tea/ coffee etc. They will serve both vegetarian & non vegetarian meals. Barbeque can also be arranged on request.

Facilities

Internet • Pet Friendly • Parking • Running Hot Water • Bonfire • Barbeque • Open Seating Areas • Toiletries • Smoking Allowed • Driver Accommodation and meals • Pick and Drop Service (Paid)

Activities

Bird Watching • Reading • Shopping • Stargazing • Village Walk • Forest Walk • Hiking • Yoga and Meditation 

Tariff

Single Occupancy: 1500/-
Double Occupancy: 3000/-
Extra Person: 1200/-
Complimentary: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) & Mor/Eve Tea

Child Policy
Upto 8 years: Complimentary (No Extra Bed)

Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.

Local Attractions

Hanuman Temple (2.5km) • Science Center (4km) • Sherpa View Point (4km) • Delo Park (5km) • Graham’s Homes (7km) • Deolo (8.5km) • Tongsa Gumba (9.5km) • Raja Dorjee Market (10km) • Silent Valley (12km) • Durpin Monastery (15km) • Pedong (15 km) • Durpin Dhara (15km) • Sillery Gaon (16km) • Ramitey View Point (16km) • Cross Hill (16km) • Mile view point(17km) • Duka Falls (17km) 

Excursions

Teesta Bridge (25km) • Lava Monastery (25km) • Teesta Bazaar (28km) • Neora National Park (28km) • Loleygaon (32km) • Reshi Khola Waterfall (32km) • Changey Waterfall (36km) • Aritar Lake (45km) • Mongpong Forest (57km) • Darjeeling (61km) • Namchi (61km) 

Treks : Samathar Village Trek Pedong Village Trek

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