Virgin Nature Homestay – Sukhia Pokhri

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Sukhia Pokhri

Sukhia Pokhri is a quaint town near Darjeeling in West Bengal. It is surrounded by dense pine forests and offers majestic views of hills covered with misty white veil of fog. It stands at an elevation of 7189 ft close to the Indo- Nepal border. You get the fragrance of tea and the view of mighty Kanchenjunga and beautiful valleys of Eastern Himalayas while walking on the roads. It is known to be a bird’s paradise. There is a plethora of Himalayan bird life there like treepies, barbets, pheasants, flycatchers, sunbirds, orioles and a variety of butterflies.

It is 21 km from Mirik on the road from Mirik to Ghoom. The nearest airport is Bagdogra, 70 km away and the nearest railway station is NJP, 82 km away.

The Homestay

With breathtaking views of the sun slowly rising above the horizon over the jeweled mountain peaks and gazing at the sky changing color to golden hue, this homestay offers an astounding visual feast. It is located in a small peaceful village Pokhriabong 10 kms before Sukhia pokhri amidst self cultivated farms. There are 2 cottages each having 2 rooms with double bed setting, attached bathrooms and balcony offering panoramic views. There is an in-house bonfire area, a small bar by its side and a small reading and music room with a collection of books and guitar.
Location: 3 km from Tarzun Tea Gardens
Number of Rooms – 4; Total Capacity – 10

Know your Host

You will be welcomed with a customary tradition of serving a local drink Tongba by Sarjana Mukherjee. She is a student and an avid traveler. She along with her partner take care of the guests and make sure that they have a wonderful experience. They will do everything they can to make your stay delightful. They also arrange short treks for the guests to give them a real feel of the hills and surrounding forests.

Food

Both local as well as Bengali cuisines are served, but fish is rarely found here. Breakfast includes puri, aloo dum, eggs and toast. Lunch and dinner includes rice, dal, seasonal vegetables and papad along with meat and eggs. In the evening enjoy pakoras with tea. You can pre order food like traditional pork, beef, chicken roast or barbecue. You can also try home made wine and traditional drink in bamboo shoot.

Facilities

Parking • Running Hot Water • Tea Maker • Room heater • Open Seating Areas • Pet Friendly  • Toiletries • Smoking Allowed • Library • Bonfire • Barbecue • Pick and Drop Service (Paid)

Activities

Bird Watching • Reading • Star Gazing • Hiking • Village Walk • Forest Walk • Shopping • Fishing

Tariff

Single Person: 1000/-
Double Occupancy: 1900/-
Extra person: 900/-
Includes : Breakfast

Note: These tariffs does not apply during Durga Puja and New Year holidays

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.

Points of Interest

Pulangdong Monastery • Turzum Tea Estate (4km) • Tabakoshi (8km) • Sukhia pokhri (10km) • Mane Bhanjang (17km) • Pashupati Market (22km)

Excursions

Darjeeling (28 km) • Mirik Lake (37km) • Rangbang River (42km) • Jore Pokhri Wildlife Sanctuary (43km) • Kurseong (47km) • Trek to Ryang River side

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