Parikshit is a young lad who has seen the outside world but eventually decided to come back to his village and start his home stay.
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 hundread 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 kms to reach Ahaldara view point. The hilltop provides a 360 degree view of the surrounding hills including 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 kms from Ahaldara for a birding experience, or go couple of kms in another direction for the Namthing pokhari lake. Sittong village, famous for its orange cultivation, is another 5 kms 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 a pleasant weather throughout the year. During summer the temperature rarely reaches above 25 degree celsius and during the winter it rarely goes below 5 degree. Rainy season in the region is very strong as the entire north east is among the wettest places in the world. You can expect heavy to very heavy rainfall during the monsoon months between middle of June and 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 kms 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 couple of rooms in the ground floor of the building that are let out to guests. The kitchen of the house, a dining hall and also common seating area is all in 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 are total 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, vegatables, chicken etc. are available.
Food is available on meal basis and not on a menu basis. Both veg and non-veg food is 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 travelling around, you may try some other place.
The Homestay is located on the main Shelpu – Birik road, about 100 meters from the Sinchona plantation guest house
and about couple of kms from the Ahaldara view point.
|Room Type||AP Plan (2 Person)||Extra Person AP|
|Cottages||₹ 2600||₹ 1100|
MAP Plan includes Accommodation, Breakfast and Dinner
AP plan includes Accommodation and all major meals.
Reaching to 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 kms 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 kms away. Those who are not familiar with the terrain and have not travelled 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 navigate the sharp turns and steep gradient of the road.Even More...
Kalimpong town is just 40 kms away. Gangtok is about 90 kms, Darjeeling about 50 kms,
NJP rail station 48 kms, Bagdogra Airport 54 kms, Siliguri town about 42 kms.Even More...