Stay In An Attic & Wake Up To Rhododendrons At This Beautiful Homestay In Kurseong
Imagine living in an attic and waking up to the chirping of the birds and blooming rhododendrons accompanied by stunning views of the village. No sound of cars and buzzing phones, or worries about work or the chaos of city life. Just you lazing around in a small village home amidst nature.
Meghmala Himalayan Homestay, located in the village of Chimney around 8 kms from Kurseong, offers just that and more. It's the perfect hillside house to stay at if you wish to spend some time away from the crowd in the lap of nature.
What Makes It Awesome
With rustic wooden interiors, a warm and cozy attic room and a terrace roof, Meghmala Himalayan Homestay offers spectacular views down over the rolling tea gardens to the plains and the Teesta and Mahananda rivers. Owned by a lovely family, the homestay is located on the road leading to Kurseong through Dow Hill. The journey to Chimney village is in itself so enchanting. You are bound to fall in love with the view.
The homestay is surrounded by pine trees and gardens. The colourful flowers pots in the front balcony add a touch of beauty to the place. The exteriors of the homestay give it a very rich, vintage feel. Wanna go for a stroll or short walk? No problem. There are several walking trails around. Walk through the pine forests or on the slopes for breath-taking views of the mountains and valleys. Also see rhododendrons in full bloom!
The homestay is extremely clean and well-maintained with all the necessary amenities provided by the sweet hosts who will definitely make you feel comfortable throughout your stay. And also serve you delish meals at reasonable prices (they still cook in the chulha!). They have two bedrooms and a small common living area as well. ALl you readers, they also have a corner where you can enjoy the company of a book without getting disturbed with only stunning views and the stillness of the place for company.
Visit the farm and say hello to the chickens and the cows there. Enjoy bonfire nights. Go explore the forest right opposite the house. It's just a 30 minute walk from the cottage right through the forest. There are several forest paths perfect for a morning or evening stroll. There is a lot of space for kids to play around as well. You can go hiking, camping and trekking in the mountains or visit the Deer Park and Forest Museum.
All of it, including the transportation will be arranged by your hosts. You will not have to worry about anything. How can trip to Kurseong or Darjeeling ever be complete without visiting Tiger Hill? Trek from Bagora to Tiger Hill, where you'll be welcomed by a breath-taking sunrise, the rays of which will turn the mighty Kanchenjunga golden. What a beautiful start to the day will that be!
The rates start at INR 900 per person, including breakfast and dinner.
There are shops nearby in case you need to buy something. You can also cook if you wish to. The hosts have absolutely no problem! They also have a homestay in Darjeeling.