Gateway to Singalila Homestay-Rimbik

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Gateway to Singalila Homestay – Rimbik

Rimbik is a small village, 56 km from Darjeeling perched on a hill above river Rammam flowing from Sikkim to Bengal and has beautiful landscapes. It offers absolute peace and serenity along with mesmerizing sunrise views. Rimbik is most popular amongst those who go to Sandakphu trek or Singalila National Park trek.

The homestay stands along the ridge which gives a beautiful 270° view of mountains, hills and valleys and a peaceful 90° view of the forest behind. There is an all weather road so you can easily reach here from Siliguri or Darjeeling. Located at the gateway of Singalila Forest in Rimbik, this lovely homestay provides a peaceful and exciting wild life experience along with a rural life experience of the hills.

There are 6 rooms for guests across 2 floors. 3 rooms have double bedrooms, with an attached bathroom, 2 rooms have two double-bedded family rooms and can accommodate 4 people each with a shared bathroom and separate toilets out side. One dormitory has 6 beds and a bathroom outside the room. It is ideal for bigger groups. Wake up to mesmerizing views, enjoy the fresh mountain air and explore hidden forest trails. forest walks and nature hikes.

Location: 600 mtrs from Samten Monastery
No. of Rooms – 6, Total Capacity- 26
Classic Room: 3, Family Room: 2, Dormitory: 1 (6)

How to Reach

Darjeeling Train Station is  located at 43km from the homestay. The nearest airport to Rimbik is Bagdogra which is 116 km from the homestay and NJP railway station is 117 km from here. Roads are well connected with major cities like Darjelling, Bagdogra and Kurseong.


Classic Room: 2400/-
Family Room: 4000/-
Dormitory: 1500/- (pp)
Complimentary: All 3 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Note: These tariffs do not apply during festivals and holidays

Child Policy
Upto 6 year: Complimentary (no extra bed)
7-12 year: 50% (extra bed provided)

What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.


Parking • Television • Electric Kettle • Running Hot Water • Toiletries • Open Seating Areas • Pet Friendly • Bonfire • Barbecue • Pick and Drop Service (Paid)


Simple homecooked local food is served with both vegetarian and non vegetarian options. There are options of Nepali and North Indian food as well.


Bird Watching • Reading • Star Gazing • Hiking, Village/ City Walk • Forest Walk • Yoga and Meditation • Cycling

Local Attractions

Jarayo Pokhri Lake (2.4km) • Rimbik Bazzar (2.6km) • Lepcha Gaon (3km) • Singalila Forest(3.5km) • Dema Garden (5km) • Srikhola Bridge (8km) • Lodhoma (14km)


Nezi Monastery (32km) • Mane Bhanjang (36km) • Singalila National Park (47km) • Pokhribong (53km) • Gombu Rock (41km) • Zoological Park (41km) • Mahakal Temple (56km) • Dhirdham Temple (43km) • Rock Garden Darjeeling (63km) Tiger Hill (71km) • Kurseong (79km) 

Treks: Sandakphu-Gurdum Trek • Bikebhanjan Trek • Singalila National Park Trek

Know Your Host

Chandra Kumar Thapa along with his wife manages the homestay. He is a military veteran who served in the Indian army for 22 years. He loves to meet and greet new people that allows him to know more about different cultures. With his year long experience all over India, he understand the needs of a traveler and does his best to make your stay comfortable. He can also take your group to explore local village and forest trails.

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