Misty Garden Homestay – Takdah

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Takdah Tea Gardens, Darjeeling

Takdah is a tiny hamlet located at the foothills of Himalayan forest vegetation in the Teesta Valley, West Bengal. This hidden gem just about 21 km from Darjeeling is yet to develop as a full-fledged tourism place. It is known for its verdant spread of tea gardens and British Heritage Bungalows. With well manicured tea gardens, misty meandering roads, pristine nature trails passing through forests, blooming orchids and mountain streams every few yards you walk, this is an ideal place for a relaxed holiday away from all the hustle and bustle of the main city.
Nearest Railway Station is NJP at a distance of around 78 km. Bagdogra is the nearest airport, around 86 km away. 

The Homestay

Surrounded by forest and tea gardens, this eco-stay gels perfectly with its natural surroundings and offers a perfect view of Kanchenjunga mountain range right from your bed.  There are 4 tastefully prepared guest rooms; 2 rooms on the ground floor and 2 rooms on the first floor, all with attached bathrooms. There is a beautiful lawn with open seating spaces, a pool, some fruit trees and a kitchen garden. Go for idyllic walks, pick your own vegetables from the farm to cook a hearty meal, exchange lively conversations with the village residents and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Kanchenjunga. And if you are lucky you might see some rare birds and deer roaming around in the premises early in the morning.

Location: Takdah Tea Estate around 30 min drive from Darjeeling city center.
Number of Rooms – 4; Total Capacity – 12

Know your Host

Avinay Dewan is a nature lover. He lives here with his family that includes his father, mother and wife. His father is a retired Lieutenant from the British Army, mother is a house maker and wife is a Professor. Apart from managing the homestay he is involved in organic farming and loves cooking and biking. He believes that the way to a happy heart goes via the belly. His passion for cooking and serving ensures that the guests are more than satisfied with the quality of food that is served at a very minimal price.

Food

You can relish delicious home cooked meals prepared from home grown organic ingredients. Breakfast includes roti, puri sabji, butter toast, your choice of egg etc. Wholesome Nepali thali is served in lunch and dinner that includes seasonal vegetables, your choice of meat, chutney dal, rice, roti, salad etc. ome dishes are prepared in traditional Nepali way on chulah (local mud oven). Both vegetarian and non- vegetarian options are available. Do try local dishes like momo, thukpa, sewka, Shaphalay etc. And if you want, you can try the local liquor Tongba as well which is made from Millet. 

Facilities

WiFi (Approx speed – 30mbps) • Parking • Running Hot Water • Bonfire • Barbeque • Open Seating Areas • Toiletries • Library • Swimming Pool • Pet Friendly •  Smoking Allowed 

Activities

Bird Watching • Reading • Star Gazing • Village Walk • Forest Walk • Yoga and Meditation • Fishing • Picnic by the Riverside • Camping

Tariff

Per Person: 1500/-
Complimentary: WiFi • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

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

Dawaipani (1km) • Lamahatta : A Monk’s Village (6km) • Orchid Center (13km) • Triveni  (16km) • Tukdah Monastery (17km) • Rungli Runliot Tea Esate (17km) 

Excursions

Mangwa Forest (22km) • Durpin View Point (40km) • Teesta View Point (55km) • Darjeeling (21km) • Kalimpong (37km) • Namchi (61km) • Gangtok (83km) • Pelling (99km)

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