Ghoom Homestay – Darjeeling


Ghoom

Ghoom is a quiet hill town located just 6 km from Darjeeling in West Bengal. This is the highest point of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway from where the Toy Train starts descending towards Darjeeling town. Ghoom railway station at an altitude of 7407 ft. is the highest railway station in India. It is also renowned for Buddhist sites including the Samten Choeling monastery with its huge Buddha statue, and colorful 19th-century Yiga Choeling Monastery. The panoramic view of the mountain landscapes and the tranquility here will simply leave you awestruck. It is just around 70 kms from Bagdogra airport.

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Homestay

Surrounded by pines and bamboos forest, the homestay has spectacular views of lush green environments. It has 6 wooden bedrooms and 2 concrete balcony rooms. There is a common dining area and a living room. Ghoom station is just around the corner and Darjeeling town is 20 minutes drive away. Tiger Hill is 11 km from the homestay.

Know your Host

Ashish Chhetri is the owner of the homestay. He along with his brother, Roshan Chhetri takes care of all the guests. Ashish is a government employee in ministry of defense. He is a kind and gentle man. He and his brother are always there to help their guests and take them to a local village tour explaining their culture and traditions.

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Food

You will get an authentic local flavor while staying here. Traditional Nepali Thali is served. The food also has an influence of Bengali and Naga cuisine and is prepared keeping in mind guests taste preferences. Delicious thukpa and momos are a must try staple dishes. Sael roti and Shaphalay are Nepali delicacies that are prepared during special occasions at home. You might also want to try Chaang, also known as ‘Tongba’ prepared by fermented millet. Also enjoy special Darjeeling tea while listening to heartwarming music with a beautiful view.

Facilities

Free Parking • Library • Karaoke • Live music • Room Heaters • Electric Blanket • Hot Water • TV • AC • Wifi • Bonfire & Barbecue (payable)

Activities

Kayaking • Hiking • White Water Rafting • Paragliding • Rock climbing • Zorbing • Camping • Hiking • Mountain Biking • Jeep Safari • Trek • Bird Watching • Live music and karaoke • Reading • Learn Traditional Cooking • Movie Nights • Joy Ride in Toy Train from Ghum to Darjeeling • Trekking to Sandakphu and Phalut

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Tariff

Per Person: 1000/-
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Morning & Evening Tea and Snacks

Child Policy
Upto 5 year: Complimentary (no extra bed)
6-12 year: 50% (with extra bed)

5% of your money you spend here goes to Namaste Foundation for Street Sleepers and Old Age Home.

Points of Interest

Darjeeling Himalayan Railways Museum • The Nightingale Park • Mahakal Mandir (1 km) • Himalayan Mountaineering Institute And Zoological Park (1 km) • Japanese Peace Pagoda (1 km) • Happy Valley Tea Estate (2 km) •  Ghoom Monastery – Samten Choling (3 km ) • Tiger hill Sunrise Observatory (5 km) • Batasia Loop and eco garden (4 km) •  Badamtam Tea Estate (5 km) • Senchal Lake (6 km) • Dali Monastery (6 km)

Excursion

Cinchona & Orchid Tour of Mongpu (17 km) • Day tour to Takdah, Tinchuley and Lamahatta (22 km)  • Singalila National Park (30 km) • Triveni Confluence of Rivers Teesta and Rangeet (32 km) • Kalimpong (48 km) • Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary (55 km) • Namchi ( 55 km) • Mirik (56 km)  • Jore Pokhri Wildlife Sanctuary (60 km) • Dalkajhar Forest (70 km) •  Neora Valley National Park (82 km)

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