Titus Lepcha is a local villager and social worker who belongs to the Lepcha community. At one time, his livelihood was from growing vegetables and oranges and cardamom. He also had a small dairy business. About a decade back, he started this homestay as additional business, but now this is his main source of income as he is completely immersed in the tourism process now.
His wife Sandhya assists him in the day to day running of the homestay. She also writes books as a hobby - in fact, her work has been published in Nepali language as well. Titus is very amiable in nature and is well known in the area as a friendly and helpful person.Even More...
Sittong is an ideal getaway for those who want to immerse themselves in the tranquility and peace of nature. The best way to enjoy the surroundings is to explore them; walk to Jogighat, a popular picnic spot for the locals. Find your way to the river and revel in the surrounding forests and the rocky riverbed. You can even spend some time fishing here.
A morning or evening walk through the village will bring you in close interaction with the birds and the local people. You can spot typical Lepcha style houses that are indigenous to the region. Birding is also a popular activity in the village.Even More...
Ahal Dara sunrise viewpoint is about 6 km away from our homestay. Namthing Pokhri is on the way, which is famous for the salamander. There is also an ancient Lepcha Gumpha en route, which is about 100 years old. You can drive down to Mongpu about 7 km away, to see the famous cactus garden and Rabindranath Tagore's Smriti Bhavan. You will get to see cinchona plantations on the way.
Paanch Pokhri trek is a mild trek of about 45 minutes and takes you through a tea garden. When you reach the top, you will get a 360-degree view, with Kanchanjungha range stretching across the North and East, Balason and Mahananda rivers meandering towards the South and Mahananda wildlife sanctuary on the West.Even More...
Sittong weather varies widely according to the altitude. In the upper ridges of the hill, it is cooler...
Sittong weather varies widely according to the altitude. In the upper ridges of the hill, it is cooler than in the lower area. The lower ridges may get warm during the summer and even the use of ceiling fans in some homestays is common. On the upper ridges the weather is much cooler and may require warm clothing even during summer months.
This particular Homestay is located in the middle of Sittong and never gets too warm or cold. You may need a fan sometimes in the summer months and the winter is not very bitter. Rain here is heavy to very heavy, especially during the monsoon months.
Sittong is a calm and peaceful village in Kurseong sub-division of Darjeeling district. It is also popular as one of the destinations from which you visit Mangpu, the hill station made famous by Poet Tagore. Mangpu does not have many tourist accommodations of its own and our Sittong Humro Home is about 8 km from Mangpu, making it an ideal base for visiting there.
Sittong is also famous for its orange orchards which are in full bloom during the months of November, December and January. Sittong grows some of the best oranges in the country. If you want a peaceful break away from your daily routine, spending time with family amongst nature's bounty, come to this quaint little village and you will not be disappointed.
Humro Home Titus Homestay (Previously known as Chhayalom Kyong homestay) is a 3-storeyed building, with the reception area and sitting room on the ground floor. The rooms are on the first and second floors. All the rooms open to a balcony. There is a garden in front of the property and there is an open parking space. The property is surrounded by cardamom gardens and in front, you have a view of the valley. You can see the same valley view from the balcony of the rooms in front.
Attached washroom, Western-style with modern fittings. Geyser is available.
Humro Home Sittong is located in a peaceful surrounding in lower Sittong. The area is close to Mangpu and the river Riyang is 20 minutes walk from our homestay.
There are multiple routes to reach here depending on where you are coming from. If you are traveling through Sikkim Bengal connector NH10, you can go for Sittong through one of the three uphill roads starting at Kalijhora, Birik Dara or 27th Mile. The 1st road will reach Sittong via Latpanchar, the second one via Selphu and the third road through Mangpu.
One of the simplest ways to travel here is to come to Mangpu. Go to Nalidara in Mangpu which is the main taxi stand here. Take the southbound downhill road and reach Jogighat bridge over river Riyang about 6 km away. Half a km after crossing Jogighat on your right is Humro Home Chhayalom Kyong Sittong. If you are coming from Kurseong or Darjeeling side, you may travel to Bagora and then onwards to Mana which is the highest point of Sittong village. From Mana, our Homestay is an 8 km downhill drive.Even More...
Mongpu - 7 Km Kurseong - 32 Km Siliguri – 55 km New Jalpaiguri Station – 60 km Kalimpong – 41 km Darjeeling – 30 km