Humro Home Rikisum

 

The Place

Most tourists visiting Kalimpong hills might know of Rikisum as a viewpoint with grand views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and surrounding mountains. The viewpoint is located at Rikisum on top of a hill where a British bungalow lies in ruins. The place offers 360 degree view of the surrounding. 

Within a very short distance from here are several tourist destinations such as Lava, Pedong and Rishyop. Rikisum is a quaint little village located on the Kalimpong Lava Highway. You can stay at Rikisum and easily comfortably enjoy the sights of Rikisum as well as all these nearby tourist places.

The Accommodation

Humro Home Rikisum is a three room Homestay just above the main road. It is located just 4 kms from Algarah town in Kalimpong district. The Rai family owns the Homestay and is your host here. The Homestay is well decorated with flowers which grow in abundance in the local climate. The Homestay gives you complete serenity as there are hardly any houses in the vicinity, yet Kalimpong town is just 15 kms away.

Rooms

We have three rooms for guest accommodation here. All rooms have wooden panelling and wall to wall carpet for your comfortable stay. Each room has attached toilet with western commode and running hot and cold water. We have not put any Television in the room to maintain serenity of the environment. There is a Balcony in front of the rooms from which you can see the surrounding area.
There is a separate dining hall and kitchen. However we also provide room service if asked for.

To See

The Rikisum view point is just a kilometre from our Homestay. We recommend early morning walk to the hilltop for a mesmerising view of the mountain ranges during sunrise.

Apart from the attractions of Rikisum and its great sites, the major advantage of the place is its closeness to many tourist destinations.

Rishop village is about 7 kms from our Homestay. At Rishop village you can visit the local attractions such as Tiffindara view point.

Lava is just 10 kms from Humro Home Rikisum. Lava is quite a popular destination in the area and has many sightseeing options such as Lava Monastery and the forest nature interpretation centre. You can drive onwards to visit Kolakham and Changey falls as well.

Pedong hills is on the other side and is just 10 kms away. There is a shortcut road from our Homestay to Pedong which bypasses the small town of Algarah, it will be worth noting that during 2017, on this road sighting of Royal Bengal Tiger took place after several decades. This confirms the presence of the tiger in the wild nearby. 

The Neora Valley National Park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, and also probably home for the royal Bengal tiger. The Neora valley forests are almost adjacent to Rikisum.

Also one can visit Kalimpong from here and enjoy the sights of Kalimpong which is about 15 kms from our homestsay.

Getting there

From Kalimpong travel towards Lava. 4 kms after crossing lava, you will reach our Homestay which is located on the main road.