The Takdah Heritage bungalow is located about 500 meters from the main Takdah market in serene and peaceful surroundings.
Humro Home Heritage Bungalow is one of the British Heritage Bungalows which will remind you of the old reminiscent charm of the British period. Built in the year 1912, the Bungalow is located at an altitude of 1545 meters or 5100 feet at the mid-range of the Himalayas surrounded by lush green vegetation and forests as well as with beautiful tea gardens.
Our Heritage Bungalow is located adjacent to the main road and has a personal jeep-able road right up to the doorstep. The famous orchid nursery is 2-minute drive and 15 minutes walk from this property.
Simple North Indian (Nepali) food, which includes Rice (Bhat), Lentil soup (Dal) with Vegetables (Sabji) and Non-veg. (Egg/Chicken/ Pork/ Beef) in the main course
and Plain Chapati ( Roti) Fried Chapati (Puri/Paratha) with Egg (Boiled/Omelet) and vegetables are served for Breakfast.
Location / Accessibility
There are several great places of interest and sightseeing attractions in Takdah. There are nice soft trekking routes around or you can walk down or take a local taxi tour to some of them beautiful the tea gardens on rolling hills. Visit Orchid Center which is spread across a vast stretch of area. Here you can see many different kinds of unusual and colourful Himalayan Orchids being cultivated and grown. Visit Tinchuley, another lovely hamlet about 3 km away from Takdah and famous for its lovely views of the Himalayan range including the snow peaks of Kanchenjunga and spectacular sunrise views. Lamahatta Village with its magnificent gardens and views of Kanchenjunga is about 12 km from Takdah (40 minutes) and is another attraction.
Another nearby place is Mongpu where you can visit the orchid nurseries, the famous museum of poet Rabindranath Tagore, and see the vast Cinchona plantations. Visit the lovely orange orchards located in Bara and Chota Mangwa (both about 12 km from Takdah). The small factories here produce fresh orange juice and you can buy a few bottles of them. Tastes delicious and absolutely fresh. A great place to visit by car is Triveni - the confluence of rivers Teesta & Rangeet. Visit the Durpin Viewpoint located about 10 km from Takdah. You can get a spectacular view of the Teesta river meandering through the mountain landscapes. You can also get a lovely view of Kanchenjunga from here. Peshok Tea Garden Viewpoint is about 14kms away and offers a wonderful view of the tea gardens on hill slopes.
The Orchid centre is about a 10-15 minute walk from our home stay. A casual walk to this orchid centre would be an idea way to explore the area.
Mr. K. C. Lama -
About Your Host
Mr Lama is a well-known political figure in the region and had been an influential leader during the 90s. He has retired from active politics and lives a peaceful life with family and guests. He enjoys narrating stories of the olden days. Presently he is with his wife, daughter and son-in-law Mr. Jiwan.
Co Host Details
Mr. Jiwan -
Mr Jiwan looks after the well-being of the guests on a day-to-day basis. He is the son-in-law of the owner of the bungalow.
No of Rooms
There are two large rooms with attached toilets in the main heritage building.
There are two ways to reach Takdah, 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 road towards Gangtok and Kalimpong, which is locally known as the Peshoke road. Drive until you reach 6 miles (Chaa mile) which is about 6 km from Jorebunglow. From 6 miles the road towards Takdah is a narrow turn through small shops and garages. From this point, Humro Home Heritage Bungalow No. 10 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 (Chaa mile) and one follows the road as described above to reach Humro Home Heritage Bungalow No. 10.
The Orchid Centre is about a 10-15 minute walk from our homestay. A casual walk to this orchid centre would be an ideal way to explore the area.
Takdah is about 60 km from NJP (the nearest railhead) as well as Bagdogra (the nearest airport) and takes about 2.5 - 3 hours to reach by car. Siliguri, the nearest town is about 52 km from Takdah. Darjeeling is 28 km away and takes about 1.5 hours by car and Kalimpong is about 40 km / 2 hours drive.