Humro Home RJ Homestay
The Jaldhaka River originates in East Sikkim and crosses Bhutan to enter into Bengal. As the Jaldhaka River flows down through the hills of Bengal, it forms the border of Bhutan and India. On the Indian side, there are small villages Bindu, Jhalong, Paren, and others. Our Homestay is located at Jhalong just above the riverbed.
Jaldhaka is one of the first Hydro electrical projects in the region. The Bindu Dam, located about 8 km from our Homestay, is a popular attraction in the area. The Paren – Bindu – Jhalong area was the site for the construction of this large project. Our Homestay is situated in an area known as Stage 1.
There are 4 well-appointed rooms in the accommodation, there is a popular restaurant on the rooftop on the road level. The riverbed is just a flight of stairs away and one can reach the riverbed in almost no time.
All washrooms are Western-style with geysers. The homestay has a restaurant on the upper level where your meals are served. You can also avail of room service. Humro Home RJ has a restaurant offering mostly local fare, with a spicy twist if you are so inclined. Apart from this, simple Chinese and Tibetan items like pan-fried momos are also available on request.
Food and Dining
Humro Home RJ has a restaurant offering mostly local fare, with a spicy twist if you are so inclined. Apart from this, simple Chinese and Tibetan items like pan fried momos are also available on request.
Location / Accessibility
We are situated right along the Jaldhaka River about a kilometre from the Jaldhaka High School in the Kalimpong district. The word Jholung is a derivative of "Jhoola", which means a hammock, indicating the quaint and laid-back nature of this hamlet, situated along the Bhutan border, with the Jaldhaka River forming the boundary. Although it is at a slight elevation, the temperatures here are not too low or uncomfortable. The Jaldhaka Hydel Project was started in 1966.
As you are staying right on the riverbed, angling is a natural choice of activity here. The area is also home to a variety of birds and bird watching is also a popular activity here. Even if you are not a regular bird watcher, waking up to the music of the chirping birds is really joyful. For enthusiastic walkers, there are some uphill trekking trails which may interest you.
Bindu Dam, Siddheswari Temple, Dalgaon Viewpoint, Gairibas cinchona plantation, Samsing, Murti and Lataguri. The entire area is a vista of springs, waterfalls and gurgling brooks. Once there, you are surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature.
Jhalong has agreeable weather most of the year, with the brightest days being from September through December. The average minimum temperatures range from 12 degrees in the winter months to 24 degrees during summer, with maximum temperatures hitting 24 degrees during winter and up to 30 degrees in summer. The region experiences occasional showers the rest of the year, with monsoon months getting heavy rainfall.
New Mal Junction (45 Km) Chalsa (38 Km) Lataguri (36 Km) Samsing (26 Km). Closer by are picturesque Paren and Bindu, which is the last village before the Bhutan border.
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From Siliguri, via Chalsa. 4 Km after Chalsa, take a left turn from Khunia More. After about 11 Km, take a right at Kumani and continue for about 14 Km via Gairibas. If you are lucky, you may spot an elephant herd on the way. You will also pass by tall rubber trees - keep an eye out for bags tied around the barks to collect the sticky latex.