Humro Home Sittong
Amenities
  • Doctor on Call
  • Open Parking
  • Room Service
  • Car Rental
  • Travel Desk
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pick-Up and Drop Facilities
  • 24 Hours Security
Total no. room 8
Property TypeHomestay

Host Info

Anil Mangar

Sittong

Anil Mangar is a local villager who has converted his home into a homestay. He and his family is actively involved in returning happy guests from here.

Anil is an extremely active person and offers free WIFI and debit and credit card facility in the remote village, he has vision of expanding the homestay further and providing more unique services to the guests.

Activity

Sittong Homestay is ideal for tourists who want to enjoy nature in its purest form. We highly recommend you take a walk to Jogighat which is also a popular picnic spot for the locals.

You can get down to the river which is a small stream and is perfectly safe for most of the year except the monsoon months. You can also enjoy the forested hills and the rocky riverbed here. An unpaved jeep road passes by the side of our Humro Home through the villages. A morning or evening walk through the road will bring you in close interaction with the birds and the local people. We can take you to a walk inside the forest and to unknown treasures such as waterfall. Birding is also a popular activity in the village. Sittong is located close to Mahananda Wild Life Sanctuary and has similar altitude and climate as that of Latpanchar. Although Latpanchar has become very famous among tourists for Birding, same kind of experience and sighting can be offered to the tourists visiting Sittong.

Things to See

If you want to spend a day sightseeing around, you may visit Namthing Pokhari, Ahal Dara and Latpanchar which are within a distance of 7 to 10 kms from here.

Towards the North 6 kms away you can reach Mangpu where you can visit the Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Museum, this is the actual house where Tagore lived when he visited Mangpu, many of items used by Tagore are preserved and can be seen here. You can also visit the Cinchona plantation research centre nearby. Towards the South you can visit Bagora and its surrounding area within a travel time of 30 to 45 minutes.

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Orientation

Humro Home Sittong is located in a peaceful surrounding in lower Sittong. The area is close to Mangpoo and the river Riyang is just 5 minutes walk from our lodge

The Property

Humro Home Sittong is located in Kurseong division of Darjeeling district. The Homestay is located 6 kms from Mangpu bazaar and just half a kilometre from Jogighat Bridge over Riyang river. It is in the hills on the Right bank of river Teesta.

Resort Amenities

Humro Home Sittong is arguably one of the best accommodations in the area.

Apart from nicely decorated rooms, there are cozy seating areas from where you can watch nature’s bounty. There is free parking for your vehicle and 24 hour security on site, though in a hospitable village like Sittong we never had any security issue.

Food

You will be served hygienic and local food, a menu of food will be available at your room in the room folder. We serve both veg and non-veg food depending upon guest requirement. On special request and advance notice, we may be able to serve you Mughalai, Tandoori and Chinese items here as well.

However please clarify your requirement at the time of booking. Last moment on spot requirements may not be served in a rural area. There is a dining hall as well, but you can have your food in room if you want.

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Location

Sittong is a calm and peaceful village in Kurseong sub-division of Darjeeling district. This is a place to fall in love with nature, at its pristine best. If you love blooming orange orchards, if you love the sweet song of the unknown birds, if you love the runny nose and smiling face of a cute village child, if you love to put your feet in the cold water of a small hill stream, you will fall in love with Sittong.

Sittong is also popular as the destinations from which you visit Mangpu, the hill station made famous by Poet Tagore. Mangpu does not have many tourist accommodation of its own and our Sittong Humro Home is about 6 kms from Mangpu, making it an ideal base for visiting there.
Sittong is also famous for its orange orchards. Sittong grows some of the best oranges in the country. Throughout the year you can visit its orchards. The orchards are specially attractive during the winter when the all the trees are full of ripe oranges that makes it an attractive sight.

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Puja Saha February 2018

Frankly speaking, the building looked a little disappointing from the outside. But inside, it was the most cozy and comfortable. The host was very helpful and polite and we had a great time. Food was also really...

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Amrita Roy November 2017

First time I visit this place "Sittiong" such a very beautiful location.The host Mr. Anil and his family are very familiar by behavior.They provide us very good quality of foods and services.The rooms are...

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Getting There

There are multiple routes to reach here depending on where you are coming from. If you are travelling through Sikkim Bengal connector NH10, you can go for Sittong through one of the three uphill roads starting at Kalijhora, Birik Dara or 27th Mile. The 1st road will reach Sittong via Latpanchar, the second one via Selphu and the third road through Mangpu.

One of the simplest way to travel here is to come to Mangpu. Go to Nalidara in Manpu which is the main taxi stand here. Take the south bound downhill road and reach Jogighat bridge over river Riyang about 6 kms away. Half a km after crossing Jogighat on your right is Humro Home Sittong. If you are coming from Kurseong or Darjeeling side, you may travel to Bagora and then onwards to Mana which is the highest point of Sittong village. From Mana our Homestay is 7 kms downhill drive.

Nearby Places

The Distance and expected travel time from nearby places are as follows.

Siliguri – 55 kms, 2 Hours New Jalpaiguri Station – 60 kms, two and half hours Kalimpong – 41 kms, 1 hour 30 minutes Darjeeling – 30 kms, 1 hour 15 minutes (via Peshok road 3rd mile) Gangtok – 90 kms, 3.5 hours (Travel time given is an approximation and actual travel time may vary depending on ground situation at the time of travel such as road condition, traffic and weather)

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About Rooms

  • There are presently 6 rooms here; the rooms on the top and first floor are wood panelled with best craftsmanship. All rooms have attached toilet with modern fitting, western commode and running hot and cold water.
  • Being a large homestay with several rooms, it is one of the rare home stays which can accommodate relatively large group of tourists. In case the group can not be accommodated in the rooms, we have arrangements for putting tents on the campus. Even a small conference can be organised in the homestay with group size of 30 to 50 people, in such cases we use the adjacent homestays owned by friends and relatives.

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