Humro Home Topgyal Home Stay Bara Mangwa
Bara Mangwa busty is about 12 Km from Teesta Bazar and comes under the Takdah Block. The area is well known for oranges in particular and tomatoes, potatoes and other vegetables which are organically grown here. The homestay here is a century-old house of the Moktans who were one of the first people to start living in the area. The hospitality of the Moktans and their love for their heritage and history make this place unique.
The homestay here was started recently. It is nestled just below a viewpoint to which you can walk for a panoramic scene - it is a 15-minute walk up a gentle slope. The homestay is a two-storied stone and concrete building. The place is encircled by farmland and has a good view of the surrounding area. There is a small lawn in front where you can sit and enjoy the view over a cup of tea. It also acts as a play area for children.
Food and Dining
Regular mountain meal which includes, rice, Vegetables and lentil soup is served for lunch and dinner. Chapati, Puri, and Paratha with vegetables are served for breakfast.
Location / Accessibility
Bara Mungwa offers a scenic view of the Kanchenjunga mountain range and the majestic river Teesta flowing along the valley. You can see clearly on the opposite side the Kalimpong town. The whole Mangwa village is a vegetation belt, so you can have fresh organic vegetables at your table. It is well known and surrounded by orange orchards. Cardamom and turmeric are also popularly grown here. Another household commodity which we find in Bara Mungwa is the broom.
From here you can go for a day trip to the Takdah orchid nursery, a tea garden visit, Triveni viewpoint and return via Teesta Bazar. You can also go for a day trip to Kalimpong with local sightseeing. Even a day visit to Darjeeling with local sightseeing is possible. If you are the adventurous type, you can try river rafting and other river activity in Teesta.
Takdah army cantonment was established in the year 1912 and hence has historical importance. Darjeeling and Kalimpong have located about 36 KMs and 21 Km respectively from Bara Mungwa and hence a day trip can be availed.