Roshan and his wife Rashika belong to the small village of Toryok, situated in Sittong II. The couple started this homestay 2 years ago. They did not have sufficient funds to use bricks and cement, but instead were innovative enough to think of utilising local products like bamboo and mud to make a place with proper facilities like Western style washroom.
Roshan also owns an SUV and you can use his services as a driver and guide to explore the area. Rashika is a quiet, shy young girl who manages the kitchen and looks after the guests with a natural elan.Even More...
Village walks will keep you entertained and occupied. You can observe and take part in farming activities. Stroll through the orange orchard (Suntale garden) and hike down to Buddha Falls, which is about a kilometre from the property. You can also visit the Sherpa monastery.
Toryok is a birder's paradise. Since the weather is so amiable all year round and there is ample natural food for the avian species in the forest, you will not miss catching sight of many varieties of birds.Even More...
You can visit Rabindranath Tagore's Smriti Bhavan at Mongpu. Ahal Dara viewpoint, Namthing Pokhri, Tamang Gumpha, Maldiram viewpoint are all a short drive away and can be visited during the day.
The weather at Sittong area varies widely with altitude. Toryok is located in the upper ridges of Sittong...
The weather at Sittong area varies widely with altitude. Toryok is located in the upper ridges of Sittong II. The weather here is cooler. During summer months of April – June the weather is comfortably warm. During day time you may not need woollens, but the evenings are cooler and warm clothing will be required. July to September is the rainy season. Rain here is heavy and the misty cloudy weather gives a magical look to the entire area. October and November are cold and temperatures may vary between 15 to 20 degrees during day time. However this is the best time to see the mountains from Sittong as after heavy rains, visibility is at its best. December to February are the winter months with temperatures varying between 5 to 15 degrees during day time. Overnight temperature may go to freezing point.
Sittong II, or upper Sittong, is a village located near Jogighat, district Darjeeling. Toryok is a small hamlet in Sittong II. Toryok is home to about about 600 persons and the houses are located some distance away from each other, thereby avoiding a feeling of congestion. As the entire region is a forest area, there are innumerable variety of birds which are visible even from our property.
The valley stretches out before you and the Riyang river meanders across it. If you walk up for about 300 meters from the homestay, you can see the Kanchanjungha range before you. If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful haven or getaway to unwind from your daily work pressures, Toryok busty is the perfect place.
Humro Home Rashika Homestay offers the unique experience of staying in a place built purely out of local bamboo and mud. No bricks, stones or mortar were used to build the structure, but the strong desire to showcase their ancestral region's indigenous products like the local bamboo gave birth to the hosts' dream project. There is a quaint sit-out in front, with a wooden umbrella-style covering. There are wooden benches where you can sit and enjoy a cup of tea while soaking in the fresh air rolling in from the valley beyond.
The rooms, dining area and kitchen are all made of the same kind of material - mud and bamboo.
Both rooms have attached Western style washrooms. There are no geysers, but you will be provided with hot water in buckets.
You will be served meals made with organically grown vegetables.
Toryok is a small village in Sittong II. It is about 4 Kms from Jogighat.
|Room Type||AP Plan|
|Standard Room||₹ 2500|
|Extra Person||₹ 1250|
GST extra as per the prevailing rate
Tariff includes all major meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
From Siliguri,drive via Rohini road towards Dilaram. From Dilaram, take a right turn to Baghora, drive straight to Pokritar, then take a left to Koilagodown. Toryok homestay is 5 Kms from there.
If you are coming from Kalimpong or Sikkim, take a right turn after crossing Rambhi bazaar and climb towards Mongpu. From Mongpu, take a left to Jogighat and Toryok is 3.5 Kms away.Even More...
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