Takdah, West Bengal
Starts from 1900
“Misty meandering roads, chirping of the birds, nature trails passing through dense forests, sound and sight of fountain streams coming down the slope of mountains every few yards you walk — this is what Takdah is”
Want to avoid visiting tourist congested hill towns like Darjeeling? But still like to enjoy the lovely mountains & scenic views, the tea gardens, blooming orchids, the walking trails through the coniferous forests on mountain slopes? Then Takdah can be a perfect answer.
Not many know about this small hamlet, a treasure secret, because it’s yet to develop as a full fledged tourism place. Takdah is located at an altitude of about 4,000 ft and close to Darjeeling (about 28kms away), yet far enough to be isolated, quiet and serene. Although the altitude is much lower than Darjeeling town, the place is cooler compared to its surrounding area.
The Homestay …
The Pradhan family plays host to guests in their century-old bungalow and the two adjacent cottages. The wooden bungalow is the residence of the Pradhans, where the Dining Hall and Sitting room is located, whereas the two adjacent cottages with a common verandah serves as guestrooms. Surrounded by forests and home to hundreds of birds, this Takdah Homestay is just right for guests looking for a hideout, away from the chaos of city life.
Overlooking the lovely Rungli Rungliot tea garden on the sloping hills and Teesta valley tea estate, spotted from the sun shining on their tin roofs, this simple yet charming, spacious homestay provides you with not only a very comfortable stay but also a chance to walk around the two leaves and bud plantations to realize how different life close to nature can be.
There are ‘TWO Double bedrooms’ with attached bath fitted with geysers. Rooms are elegant, spacious, airy with a common balcony overlooking teesta valley that serves as the view point to witness amazing sunrise and snow capped peaks. A 15-minutes walk down through the homestay area reaches the tea garden.
You get wonderful view of sunrise through the windows of the rooms. Don’t miss it.
The house has a large open porch with lovely view of the garden with seasonal flowering plants. The garden is full of seasonal flowering plants.
Available Room & Tariff
Includes (unless otherwise specified):
Children & Extra BedsChildren of all ages are welcome.
Kids upto 5 years of age are our guests at no charge.
Child 5 to 10 years with no extra bed: 50% of the tariff.
Child 10+ years in extra bed: considering as adult.
Double Room - A room assigned to two people and have one bed.
Regarding food, the host says “We do not have long menu and luxurious dish. We simply provide local authentic food that we eat daily to guest.”
So, menu and rate are simple. They normally grows organic Green vegetables, Beans, Maize, Potato, Chilly (Dalle) and fruit like Guava and Aacado. Takdah is famous for avocado which grows once in every four or two years.
Get revealed among the clouds, landscapes…
While sit on the balcony or at the lawn which overlook the wonderful view of the mountains all around and hearing the chants from some nearby monastery, its really the nearest thing to heaven one can experience. The sun shone bright at times casting shadows of the hills whose tops are permanently covered with white clouds which at times came down and reduced vision to a kilometer far only. This amazing play of the sun and clouds over steaming momos and pakoras over pots of first flush aromatic tea is enough to justify ones effort to reach this place.
Bye bye Takdah
Its difficult to come away from such an enchanting place. Eyes turn back to capture one long last look of the Himalayas, the mighty frontiers of our country. The hills stand the same way, only the eyes admiring them and the feet trodding on them keep changing with every visitor.
Not many know about this small hamlet, a treasure secret, because it’s yet to develop as a full-fledged tourism place. This beautiful small hamlet is just 28kms away from Darjeeling, and can be reached by road from New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri, is just 60 kms from where you can hire a car for this 3 hours drive. Buses are available from Darjeeling.
From Darjeeling, you need to come up to Jorebungalow and take a left to Peshoke road. At a place called 6th Mile take right towards Takdah, while the original road continues towards Teesta Bazaar. While coming from NJP or Bagdogra, you will need to take Sevoke road and then come via Teesta, Rambi etc.
25% deposit is charged in by Bhramonik upon reservation. 50% of total to be paid in behalf of Takdah Homestay after booking. Final balance to be paid to Takdah Homestay after arrival.
If government travel restrictions or hotel closure prevents your stay, the initial deposit paid to Bhramonik may be freely transferred to a future booking through Bhramonik (T&Cs apply).
For cancellations less than 90 days before arrival, Takdah Homestay will keep/charge 50% of total. For cancellations less than 30 days before arrival, Takdah Homestay will keep/charge full amount. For no-shows or early departures, Takdah Homestay will keep/charge full amount. Cancellation fees kept by Takdah Homestay may be used for a future stay at this property.
Payment and cancellation policies may vary with special offers.
Unless otherwise specified, the initial guarantee deposit is non-refundable.
We're available from 9am-6pm Monday-Friday,
and 9am-5pm Saturday (India times).