Mr.Sushil Pradhan is local resident who used to be in the construction business. He started his homestay about 7 years ago and moved away from his construction work. Although the homestay was started on a small scale, gradually it became his main source of livelihood. A soft spoken, gentle mannered person, he is attentive towards his guests and also guides them as far as what they can see or visit in the area during their stay.
Apart from running and managing the homestay, he is also very actively involved in social work and works for the upliftment of the local villagers.Even More...
If you rise early and walk to the Tinchule viewpoint, you can enjoy the sunrise. Takdah is a place where you relax and soak in the beauty of nature. There are many small nature trails which you can follow through the beautiful pine trees lining them. Birdwatchers will be delighted to spend a couple of days here as Takdah is one of the spots popularly known as a birder's paradise.
Lamahatta is a mere half an hour's drive away. The famous Runglee Rungliot tea garden is also close by. You can visit Tinchule, Baramungwa and Chotamungwa. Takdah has a famous Orchid Centre, home to many species of Himalayan orchids. The centre has in recent years been revived by the state government and many tourists come to marvel at the variety of colourful orchids here.
Darjeeling is a mere 26 Kms away, and easily accessible for local sightseeing there. Mongpu, which used to be frequented by Guru Rabindranath Tagore, is now maintained as a museum. You can also see the stretch of cinchona plantations on your drive to Mongpu.Even More...
Average temperature during summer months ranges between 19 to 25 degrees and in winter, the mercury hits...
Average temperature during 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.
"Takdah" is a Lepcha term meaning mist or fog and if you visit Takdah, you will realise the aptness of the name. The famous Takdah Cantonment is located a short distance from Takdah bazaar and used to be the hub of the British military residences during their colonial days. The renowned Takdah club, built in the year 1902, is now a Forest rest house.
At an altitude of about 4000 feet, Takdah has very pleasant weather round the year. It is surrounded immediately 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 which has wandered out of this outlying forest.
Sushil's homestay, although named a homestay, is not a very typical one. It's structure is modern, a 2-storeyed house with marble flooring and modern fixtures. There are 4 rooms, all on the upper floor along with sitting and dining area as well kitchen. There is space to park your car in front on the roadside.
Our homestay is located in the heart of Takdah Bazaar near the SBI ATM, opposite Central Bank of India.
From Bagdogra or Siliguri, follow the road to Mongpu via Sevoke. After you cross Mongpu and 3rd Mile, take a right towards 6th Mile and from there, another right to reach Takdah bazaar.
If you are coming from Darjeeling, take a left turn from Jorebunglow towards 6th Mile and then follow the same route as mentioned above. A third way to reach is : From Siliguri or Kalimpong, via Sevoke to Teesta bazaar and then take a left towards Baramungwa, Chotamungwa, Tinchule and onwards to Takdah bazaar.Even More...
Tinchule Takdah Cantonment Baramungwa Chotamungwa Darjeeling [about 26 Kms]