Surrounded by pine trees, the location of this bungalow invites you to wake up early in the morning and venture out for a walk. Soak in Nature's bounty while wandering along the trails with the chirping of birds to keep you company.
Takdah Bungalow No-09 is a single storied house nestled among tall pine trees. Built in the year 1912, it has a lawn in front of the property. The bungalow has 2 rooms that can accommodate a total of 5 people. There is a sitting cum dining area as you enter and the kitchen is located at the back.
The old colonial architecture both on the outside and inside will enchant you. The wooden framed mirror, and the fireplace in the main bedroom, from this, emanate a sense of nostalgia and old-world charm.
The property has an L-shaped lawn in front and towards one side, which is full of flowering plants and orchids.
02 Deluxe double bedded rooms, with one of them being able to accommodate 3 persons. Both rooms have Western-style attached washrooms with modern facilities like a geyser.
At an altitude of about 4000 feet, Takdah has delightful weather around the year. It is surrounded by towering pine trees, beyond which lies the natural forest area. If you venture out for a walk along the paths of Takdah in the early morning or late evening, don't be surprised if you venture across a wild boar or a barking deer that has wandered out of this remote forest.
In the early 1900s, Takdah used to be a British military cantonment and during this time, several bungalows sprang up as accommodations for British officers. These buildings now belong to the locals and some of them were converted into schools and offices, while some are now run as tourist accommodations. The famous Takdah Club is now the forest rest house.
The Takdah Orchid center is about a 10-15 minute walk from our homestay. The center is home to a variety of colorful and unique Himalayan orchids. The famous Rungli Rungliot tea garden is 1.5 Km from here. Visit the Takdah Monastery (you will need to climb up a number of steps) for an unhindered view of the surrounding tea estates, Durpin Dara viewpoint, and Kalimpong.
You can take a drive to Lamahatta Park, Dawaipani, Chotamangwa, Baramangwa.
The average temperature in Takdah during the summer months ranges between 19 to 25 degrees and in winter, the mercury hits a minimum of 6 and a maximum of about 14 degrees. The best time to visit Takdah is in the months of October to March when the weather is pleasant and the skies are clear.
Mrs. Manju Lama -
About Your Host
the British time, the Lama family used to be its caretakers. As the British left, in due course Inspired by homest, Ms Lama converted her bungalow too. Ms Lama runs the homestay by herself and is a pleasant lady who is attentive towards her guests.
There are two ways to reach Tukdah: 1) Via Jorebunglow - If you are travelling from Darjeeling or from Kurseong, first reach Jorebunglow, which is a kilometre away from Ghoom railway station. In Jorebunglow the main road (Hill cart road) disperses into two more roads. One uphill towards Tiger hill sunrise point and the other on the left towards Gangtok and Kalimpong. Take this second road, which is locally known as the Peshoke Road. Drive until you reach 6 miles (Chha mile) which are almost 10 km from Jorebunglow. From 6 miles, Humro Home Heritage Bungalow No. 9 is about 30 min drive and is located in the upper Club side area. 2) Via Teesta Bazar - If you are travelling from Gangtok or Kalimpong, on reaching Teesta Bazar which is towards Siliguri, take the road going towards Darjeeling via Peshoke Tea Garden. The same road runs for 6 miles (Chha mile) and one can follow the road as described above to reach Humro Home Heritage Bungalow No. 9.
The property is located about 500 meters from the main Takdah market in serene and peaceful surroundings.