Humro Home Chilapata Homestay Preferred
- 1 Floor
- Check-In 12:00pm
- Check-Out 10:00am
- Built In 2016
Humro Home Chilapata is a small homestay managed by a traditional Rava family. It is located in a Kumai Busty forest village, a stone's throw away from Chilapata's main check post and range office. The forest is just opposite the lodge with an enhanced chance of wildlife sightings from the Home Stay.
Humro Home Chilapata is a small Homestay located on the southern fringe of the Chilapata forest. The small lodge is managed by a Rava family. Sundar Rava, who looks after the Homestay, is a social activist. The home lodge is built on a two-storied construction in the traditional Dooars style. The rooms open towards vast open farmland which ends abruptly as the dense Chilapata Jungle begins. The accommodation combines the advantages of a homestay with amenities similar to a resort or hotel. The Chilapata Jeep safari booking point is within walking distance from our eco resort.
Our Jungle Lodge is situated in the forest village and you will be staying with a family that has been living in these forests for decades. The forest is about 200 meters ahead of you and in the morning and evening, it is not unusual to get to see a herd of elephants or a stray rhino roaming on the forest fringes.
As in most Humro Home accommodations, we offer no-frill decent clean and hygienic accommodation at Chilapata. There is no television or wifi in the room. There is one large double bed in each room with provision for an extra bed/mattress in case of a third guest.
There is a dining hall and Kitchen next to the main building. We mostly serve Bengali and local cuisine here.
Our eco-resort is curved out of the villager's firm land, during the cultivation season, the area around the Jungle resort is covered with paddy. You may enjoy as well as join in the cultivation with the locals. At Humro Home, you are not a customer, you are our guest and we will take you to our home and show you our way of life here.
Food and Dining
We offer Indian food much of which is homegrown and organic. We offer sumptuous and simple meals with vegetarian and non-vegetarian meal options. Fish, Chicken and Egg are offered in non-vegetarian food, pork is also available on request. As for all Humro Home lodges, we do not offer restaurant facilities with the spot order. Food must be ordered well in advance. If you have specific requirements regarding food, please contact our helpdesk before confirming the booking.
Location / Accessibility
Our Homestay faces the forest which is across a paddy field about 100 meters away. In the evening you can seat comfortably on the wooden Veranda and watch some wildlife that comes out of the forest into the open. Peacocks, Boars, and Deer are the most common, and Rhinos and elephants can also be seen sometimes.
Walk across the field and closer to the forest, accompanied by a local, you can see a small rivulet by the forest side as well as a small pond. There are plenty of birds in the vicinity for those interested. The road behind the Homestay can be taken for a stroll or a village walk. Take a drive for about a km to reach the Torsha riverbed which is an ideal spot for wildlife sightings. Walk in the opposite direction and the Chilapata forest range office is just 250 meters away. There are several shops and local people here for you to mingle with.
Apart from enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the area and generally enjoying nature, most tourists love to go for forest safari at Chilapata.
The early morning and afternoon jeep safaris take you deep inside the forest where there is a good likelihood of sighting elephants, rhinos, Deer, Gaur and other wildlife. The dense forest makes this safari quite enjoyable. Tickets for the safari are available at the Chilapata forest check post which is within walking distance from the Homestay. The forest jeep safari in Chilapata forest starts from the check post nearby. This is the prime attraction for tourists visiting Chilapata. The “Nal Rajar Garh”, meaning the fort of the Nal King, though in ruins now, can be reached on foot or on Jeep safari. Being a forest area, there are restrictions on activities inside the forest. Walks can be arranged in the village to learn about local culture or in the nearby Mathura Tea garden. You can also visit the Torsa River Sun Set point which is just 2 km from our Accommodation.
Jaldapara and Buxa forests are both within a driving distance of less than an hour, and so is Coochbehar town. So Chilapata can be your base to visit these forests or the Historic Coochbehar palace and the Madan Mohan Temple there. Phuentsholing border towns of India and Bhutan can also be reached in a drive time of just over an hour.
Jaldapara Entrance – 33 km, 50 minutes drive Buxa forest entry gate – 34 km, 50 minutes drive Coochbehar Palace – 38 km, 1-hour Phuenthsoling Bhutan Boarder – 42 km, 1 hour 15 minutes. (Travel time is an approximate value, that may differ depending on road conditions and traffic)
The village is referred to as Kumai Busty, a forest village in the Chilapata forest. The village is located at the extreme south of Chilapata. The larger resorts and hotels are mostly located within a distance of just 1 to 2 km from our Homestay. Yet we are situated in the forest village far from the usual traffic of tourists.
About Your Host
|No of Rooms
|Standard rooms in the first floor of a two storied Dooars pattern construction.
If you are coming from Alipurduar / Coochbehar or the Jalpaiguri area, drive through National Highway 27 to reach the Sonapur crossing. From here take the North East bound road that will take you to the Chilapata forest check post in about 15 minutes (11 kms). The Humro Home Chilapata is about 300 meters from the forest check post. Ask the local people about your host Sundar Singh Rava here, Sundar is a popular local leader and is well-recognised in the area.