Ancient Glory Heritage Homestay – Takdah

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Takdah

Takdah is a tiny hamlet located in Himalayan foothills in the Teesta Valley, West Bengal. This hidden gem is just about 21 km from Darjeeling. Originally established in the late nineteenth century, Takdah was formerly a British cantonment area and it still holds that old world aura. With the Darjeeling hills all around covered in well manicured tea gardens, and the forest trails to follow coupled with these old and heritage bungalows, Takdah is unparalleled in its beauty and charm. If you are looking for some offbeat weekend destination from Kolkata, Takdah might just be the right place. You can also visit other offbeat destinations like Tinchuley and Lamahatta from here. 

Nearest Railway Station is NJP at a distance of around 64 km. Bagdogra is the nearest airport, around 70 km away from Takdah.

The Homestay

Set amidst pine forest, this 110 years old British bungalow provides the true essence of the vintage lifestyle. Flanked by well-maintained lawn, the bungalow has 5 tastefully done spacious rooms, all with triple beds and an attached bathroom. 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 .

Location : 2.5 km from Takdah Monastery
Number of Rooms – 5; Total Capacity -20

Know Your Host

Joyous Roshna Sarki and her husband Sangam Lepcha will host you. Besides managing the homestay, Roshna sells homemade pickles and grows organic vegetables in her kitchen garden. Sangam is a civil engineer, a musician and a very good cook. The hosts are natives of the place and can guide you well on the local places to explore along with best food and shopping points. They can also help you arrange a cab. 

Food

Food is something that guests appreciate the most about this homestay. You can relish delicious home cooked meals. Indian, chinese and continental is served as per the guest preference. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available. Most of the vegetables come fresh from the kitchen garden.  

Facilities

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

Activities

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

Tariff

Single Occupancy Room: 3200/-
Double Occupancy Room: 3600/-
Extra Person: 1500/-
Complimentary – Breakfast, Lunch, Tea with snacks, Dinner

Child Policy
Upto 7 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

Takdah Monastery (2.5 km) • Kanchenjunga View Point (4 km) • Gumbadara Viewpoint (5 km) • Peshok Tea Garden (7 km) • Lamahatta Eco Park (9 km) • Chota Mangwa (13 km)•  Tista Bazar (16 km) • Dokan Dara Water Rafting (21 km) 

Excursions

Dali Monastery (27 km) • Kalimpong (33 km) • Hill View Point (36 km) • Kitam Bird Sanctuary (38 km)  • Tiger Hill (38 km)

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