A teacher, A social worker and an entrepreneur. Norbu G Lama is the owner of this accommodation and he takes personal care of the well being of tourists visiting here.
The Sonpur House of Takdah is arguably the best bungalow in the area. It is constructed in British colonial style and is referred to by the locals as Takdah Heritage Bungalow number 12
The bungalow was in ruins and abundant till its present owners decided to renovate the accommodation. There has been major renovation in 2015-16 to bring the bungalow back to its previous glory. The new owners have also renamed the bungalow as The Pine Castle. So Sonpur House, Takdah Palace, Bungalow Number 12 and The Pine Castle all refer to the same place now.
The Location of the bungalow is also quite unique, unlike the other homestays in the area, the Sonpur House is located away from the main town in a very peaceful and serene environment. There is pine forest all around and yet the main town is just 5 minutes walk away.