Humro Home Sittong

Sittong is a calm and peaceful village in Kurseong 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 faces of a cute village children, 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.

Location

Location

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

The Homestay

The Home Stay

Humro Home Sittong is a 3 storied building of the Mangar family. Our partner here is an hyperactive young man named Anil Mangar. Dont be surprised by the free wifi in such a remote place. If you need to use your debit card, he can help you with that too as he works closely with the local bank here. 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 neatures 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.

Rooms

There are presently 6 rooms here, the rooms on the top and first floor are wood panneled with best craftsmanship. All rooms have attached toilet with modern fitting, western commode and running hot and cold water. Being one 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.

Food

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 can 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.

Getting There

Getting There

There are multiple routes to reach here depending on where you are coming from. 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.

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.)

Weather

Weather

Humro Home Sittong enjoys comfortable weather throughout the year, being located at a relatively lower altitude the winter is not severe here unlike higher altitude destinations. The summer temperature are also very gentle. You will require light woollen during summer and heavy woollen during winter. You do not require Air Conditioning or electric Fan here anytime in the year. room heating is also not required during most of the year

Activity

Activity

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.

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 tourist spot for locals. You can get down to the river which remains a small stream for most of the year except the monsoon and is perfectly safe. 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.

Reservation

You may book through the online reservation system on top left of this page or by calling 1800-123-3759 (Toll Free).

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