Shades of Sun Homestay – Kalimpong

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Kalimpong

This sleepy little town is set among the foothills and deep valleys of West Bengal. Located at an altitude of 4,100 feet, it is some 50 kms from Darjeeling. Because of its relatively lower altitude as compared to Darjeeling or Gangtok, the weather is mild and pleasant for most part of the year. You can enjoy magnificent views of Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan snow peaks, sweeping landscapes and lush greenery. Kalimpong is one of the most amazingly beautiful places to visit for folks interested in floriculture. Proximity to other tourist destinations. Other attractions include Buddhist monasteries including the Zang Dhok Palri Phodang – known for its rare Tibetan Buddhist scriptures, churches, an excellent private library for the study of Tibetan and Himalayan language and culture. It is a good place for watching birds and butterflies. You can also engage in activities like rafting and trekking.

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

It is a colonial bungalow 1 km ahead of the city center in Kalimpong. It is a charming hideout nestled in the lap of nature surrounded by majestic views. You can enjoy mesmerizing Sunrise and Sunset while sipping your tea, and go on nature trails in the surrounding area. The place is good for bird watching as well. It is an ideal place to have a perfect holiday with family and friends. There are 2 rooms for the guest. Both rooms have an attached bathroom. The beautifully manicured garden provides enough space to sit and relax.
Location: It is located 1km ahead of Kalimpong City Center and 1.6km from Raja Dorjee Market.
Number of Rooms -2; Total Capacity -8

Know Your Host

You will be welcomed by Manish. He is a travel enthusiast and used to work in an event industry but during the pandemic he headed back home. He started this homestay because he had a passion to explore different cultures. By hosting people from varied backgrounds he gets to interact with them and learn. He is a friendly person and makes sure the guests have a memorable stay.

Food

The food is home cooked and the choices are varied from Indian, Chinese and local Nepalese – Tibetan cuisine such as momo, thukpa etc. Breakfast options are aloo paratha, butter toast, egg to order, poori sabji, tea/ coffee etc.. Lunch and dinner includes seasonal vegetables, dal, rice, roti etc. Non vegetarian food is also available on order. The material used in the kitchen is all locally sourced and organic.

Facilities

Parking • High Speed Wifi (30Mbps) • Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Television • Toiletries • Smoking Allowed • Bonfire  • Barbeque • Pick and Drop Service (Paid)

Activities

Bird Watching • Reading • Stargazing • Village Walk • Hiking • Adventure Sports • Cycling • Fishing

Tariff

Single Occupancy: 1800/-
Double Occupancy: 2000/-
Extra Person: 1000/-
Complimentary: 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.

Local Attractions

Raja Dorjee Market (1.3km) • Tongsa Gumba (2.5km) • Dr. Graham’s Homes (4.2km) • Durpin Monastery (5km) • Deolo (5km) • Science Center (9km) • Sherpa View Point (9km) • Delo Park (10km) • Teesta Bridge (15km) • Silent Valley (20km) • Sillery Gaon (23km) • Pedong (22 km) • Loleygaon (29 km) • Teesta Bazaar (18km) • Duka Falls (24 km) • Ramitey View Point (23km) • Cross Hill (24km)

Excursions

Lava Monastery (32km) •  Neora National Park (36km) • Reshi Khola Waterfall (40km) • Changey Waterfall (44km) • Mongpong Forest (47km) • Darjeeling (51km) • Namchi (52km) • Aritar Lake (52km) • Durpin Dhara (69km)

Trekking & Hiking Points : Samathar Village Trek Pedong village trek

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