Parikshit is a young lad who has seen the outside world but eventually decided to come back to his village and start his homestay.
He is also a teacher in the local school. His wife helps him actively with cooking as well as upkeep of the eco stay.Even More...
The Cinchona bungalow constructed during the British era is less than a hundred meters from our Homestay here. Although the bungalow has lost much of its glory due to poor maintenance, the compound and the bungalow still gives you an idea of the heydays of cinchona plantation.
Walk or drive just a couple of km to reach Ahaldara viewpoint. The hilltop provides a 360-degree view of the surrounding hills including a great view of the Kanchenjunga range of mountains. The place is famous for its great view of Kanchenjunga during sunrise. You may visit Latpanchar another 3 km from Ahaldara for a birding experience, or go a couple of km in another direction for the Namthing Pokhari lake. Sittong village, famous for its orange cultivation, is another 5 km from Namthing Pokhari.Even More...
At an altitude of about 1200 meters or 4000 feet, our Shelpu Sittong Homestay is neither very high in...
At an altitude of about 1200 meters or 4000 feet, our Shelpu Sittong Homestay is neither very high in altitude nor very low. This ensures pleasant weather throughout the year. During summer the temperature rarely reaches above 25-degree celsius and during the winter it rarely goes below 5 degrees. Rainy season in the region is very strong as the entire northeast is among the wettest places in the world. You can expect heavy to very heavy rainfall during the monsoon months between the middle of June and the middle of September.
Sittong is a large area spread over a number of hills. This particular Homestay is located in Sittong 3 area. This area is close to a village named Shelphu and about 7 / 8 km from the main Sittong area that is more popular among tourists. The Ahal Dara view point, one of the major attractions of the entire area, is just 5 minutes away from here.
Our Home Stay here is located right on the Shelpu- Birik road. There is a two-storied main building where the hosts live. There are a couple of rooms on the ground floor of the building that are let out to guests. The kitchen of the house, a dining hall and also a common seating area is all on the ground floor of this building.
Behind the main building is the open ground where three cottages are constructed where guests can also be accommodated.
There is a total of 5 rooms, 2 inside the main host building and 3 in cottages. The cottages are cantered around a small pool of water and a garden.
There are orange trees in the garden which blooms during winter months. Room service of food is available, all rooms have attached toilet.
The food is prepared by the hosts themselves. There is no professional cook in the kitchen here. Only local food such as rice, chapatti, vegetables, chicken, etc. are available.
Food is available on a meal basis and not on a menu basis. Both veg and non-veg food are available. Indian and Local Nepalese cuisine is available here. There is no proper restaurant in the area. So the breakfast and the Dinner must be taken here itself. For lunch in case you are traveling around, you may try some other place.
The Homestay is located on the main Shelpu – Birik road, about 100 meters from the Cinchona plantation guest house
and about a couple of km from the Ahaldara viewpoint.
|Room Type||AP Plan (2 Person)||Extra Person AP|
|Cottages||₹ 2600||₹ 1300|
AP plan includes Accommodation and all major meals.
Reaching our Selphu Sittong Homestay is very easy and straightforward. First, you have to reach Birik Dara. This place is located on the National Highway 10 connecting Bengal and Sikkim.
The Birik Dara point is located about 3 km south of Lohapur bridge which is a popular eating joint on this road. From Birik Dara an uphill road goes towards the West, follow this road to reach our Homestay about 8 km away. Those who are not familiar with the terrain and have not traveled in the hills extensively are suggested not to self-drive. The road is quite steep and experience in driving in the hills is essential to navigating the sharp turns and steep gradient of the road.Even More...
Kalimpong town is just 40 km away. Gangtok is about 90 km, Darjeeling about 50 km,
NJP rail station 48 km, Bagdogra Airport 54 km, Siliguri town about 42 km.Even More...