Mr. Krishna Rai is a local villager who has converted his home into a Homestay.
With help from his brother he manages the homestay. His brother has several years experience of managing Homestay in the area and owns the first Homestay of Rikisum. Mr. Rai has his Homestay adjacent to that of his brother.Even More...
Birding is a common tourist activity here. The surrounding hill is full of variety of birds. Being close to the Neora valley National Park, which is quite well known for birds, you can get to see a variety of birds here.
Commonly sighted birds include Rufous winged Fulvetta, Whiskered Yuhina, Firebreasted Flowerpecker, Rufous vented Yuhina, Satyr Tragopan, Rusty-bellied Shortwing, Broad-billed Warbler, Blue fronted Robin, Yellow throated Fulvetta, Rufous-throated Wren Babbler, Grey sided Laughingthrush, Scarlet Finch and many others. Walking and hiking in the forests is also a popular activity here. You must walk up to the Rikisum viewpoint for a grand view of the surrounding hills. Also there is a trek to the Rishyap village from here. This trek is of about 8 kms and takes close to 2 hours one way.Even More...
A big advantage of Rikisum is its central location. Which makes it easily accessible from nearby tourist destinations such as Lava, Rishyap, Pedong, Sillary Gaon and Kalimpong. You can stay here and enjoy the sightseeing of any of these destinations.
Rishyap is the closes destination with a driving distance of about 8 kms which can be covered in about 30 minutes. You can also visit Pedong village about 10 kms away. Sillary gaon, a new and upcoming village that has become quite popular among tourists can be reached easily as it is 12 kms from here. Lava is also about 12 kms away. Last but not the least, the district headquarter of Kalimpong town is about 16 kms away.Even More...
Weather at Rikisum is comfortable for most of the year. Located at an altitude of 6,000 feet, the weather...
Weather at Rikisum is comfortable for most of the year. Located at an altitude of 6,000 feet, the weather here is mostly cold. Summer temperature is very soothing for the people who is trying to get away from Summer heat of the plains. You need to carry light woollen during summer and heavy woollen during the winters. Summer temperature varies between 12 to 22 degree centigrade, the winter temperate varies between 3 to 15 degrees.
Rain is very common here as the area is heavily forested. Rain coat and Umbrella is a must throughout the year.
Rikisum Home Stay is your preferred accommodation at the Rikisum village on the outskirts of Kalimpong town. The Homestay is located about 15 kms from Kalimpong town and may take about 40 minutes to travel to.
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.
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.
This is a basic Homestay and no luxurious amenities are offered. Like most Humro Home accommodations, we offer you clean and hygienic room, toilet and food.
There is no television in the room. Toilets are clean and have western commode, there is hot water geyser in all the rooms. Being a remote destination, we occasionally face electricity supply problem here, but we do not have any power backup.
We provide veg and non veg food options for the guests. Lunch includes eggs and dinner normally consists of Chicken.
Rice, Dal, Sabji and other standard assortment is also provided. Breakfast is of Roti or Puri depending on your preference. The menu is fixed and we can not provide food as per order basis. In case you have a special preference, it is recommended that you inform the same well in advance to us.
The village of Rikisum is popular for both historical significance as well as its natural beauty and great 360 degree view. The Rikisum top, which is about 20 minutes walk from our Homestay, is a place from where you can see as far as Nepal, Bhutan and Tibetan Himalaya at one glance, also you can see the Dooars plains and almost the entire Kalimpong hills.
The unique location and view of Rikusum attracted many people. More than a century back, when the British first arrived here, they immediately identified the strategic advantage of the view point. Soon this became one of the first places to come up with a British bungalow in the hills.
The bungalow was destroyed during the 1980’s due to local political agitation in the hills. Today the place is visited by tourists as a popular view point.
|Room Type||AP Plan|
|Double Room||₹ 2,500|
|Extra Bed||₹ 1250|
GST as per prevailing rate extra
Tariff may change without advance notice
MAP plan includes Breakfast and Dinner
AP Plan includes all major meals such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Double Room tariff is for 2 person, extra bed tariff is for 3rd and 4th person sharing the same room.
Maximum 4 persons are allowed in a room. The 4th person will not be provided with any extra bed.
We stayed here in April 2019 for 2 days. We loved the neat and clean rooms, amenities provided and above all the warm hospitality of the hosting family. The dining place is at a separate room some steps up from...More Reviews
Our stay at the Swarnasikhar Home Stay for 2 days was memorable. The location is awesome. A little trek upwards will give you a breathtaking view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and the entire range. Hospitality of the owners...More Reviews
Rikisum can be reached either via Kalimpong or from Dooars or from the Sikkim side (silk route).
If you are coming from the Kalimpong side, cross Algarah and drive for 4 kms more to reach Rikisum. Those coming from the Dooars side has to reach Lava via Gorubathan and then another 10 kms to reach Rikisum. If you are coming from the famous Silk route side which are destinations such as Dzuluk and Aritar, you have to first reach Pedong then algarah, and then onwards to Rikisum.. From NJP the distance to Rikisum is 90 kms via Kalimpong and from Bagdogra airport the distance is 96 kms through the same route.Even More...
Darjeeling – 70 kms NJP – 90 kms Kalimpong – 16 kms Gangtok – 73 kms Lava – 12 kms Dzuluk – 75 kms Aritar - 40 kms
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