Stunning Homestays in Darjeeling and Kalimpong which are better than Luxury Hotels

Homestays in Darjeeling and Kalimpong for Unforgettable Memories

homestays in darjeeling

Staying in a Homestay is entirely different from staying in a hotel. You will be able to find out how is it like to live with a family. You will be treated as a member of the family. They will make sure that all your needs and requirements are met. You can interact with the members of the family and you will be able to eat the home cooked food. The cost of living in a Homestay is also quite low. Therefore living in a Homestay is far more convenient than staying in a hotel.

Darjeeling and Kalimpong are one of the most beautiful and serene places in the North Eastern Region. If you are planning for a visit here book one of the following Homestays and feel the warmth and care of the tribal family of Darjeeling.


If you are looking for a serene and beautiful place to crash for the night  then homestay in  Chatakpur is the perfect place for you. It is an ideal tourist lodge with a top of the line resting place. It is a total package which includes Comfort for guests, high level Security, Elegance and good quality services. The Homestay offers you all these at an affordable price. The very ambience of the homestay offers a wonderful feeling. Peacefulness and 100percent satisfaction are guaranteed here.


Being a quality homestay in Kalimpong, Rikisum is perched on the picturesquely located Pedong-Lava Road. Situated at a hill offering one of the best views of Mt. Kanchenjunga this little village will definitely appeal to your aesthetic senses. Rikisum is known for its amazing views of Mt. Kanchenjungha and also an abandoned half – burnt British Bungalow. The village Pedong is located nearby and so is the Ramitey View Point which is famous for views of Teesta River. Rikisum village also offers some of the best sunset and sunrise experiences on the Eastern Himalayas.


It was a British cantonment before the independence of India. Most of the British officers of high rank used to visit here to escape the scorching heat of the sun. Tukdah village was abandoned by the new order after independence, like many other towns and villages. Very recently the people started settling down here.  There are many amazing structures erected during the British era that has been renovated and transformed into a homestay. The old, abandoned club house which is just a km away from the town is particularly the central attraction of Tukdah.

Tukdah is an upcoming tourist hotspot of Darjeeling as it offers amazing views. An orchid center is situated here having a wide variety of rare Himalayan orchids you will ever see. Most of the times the weather is foggy and misty making it a perfect place to visit for honeymoon couples.


It is the best homestay in Darjeeling as you are bound to forget everything and get immersed in the beauty of the little village. The peculiar feature of this village is that you will be able to view the Darjeeling city and the Kanchenjunga range in the same frame.  This small hamlet is situated just at the foothills of the renowned Tiger hill from where you can see the breathtaking sunrise. There are beautiful trekking trails to Tiger Hill. The village is situated at about 6000 ft and is suitable for tea gardens. It is also home to one of the best tea gardens in the Darjeeling District.


Mirik is a beautiful place in Darjeeling attracting curious and exploring travelers under their chin. The Sumendu Lake in Mirik offers the opportunity of boating and picnicking entices more than anything else. This place attracts the couples and travel enthusiasts with the lake. Mirik binds them with the mysticism crafted by the shimmering reflection of the town in the lake. Visiting the lake and the valleys is a great way to start cool vacations in Mirik. There are many spiritual monasteries and temples in Mirik. Buddhism is mostly practiced by the people living here.

Travel Tips:

  • The weather of Darjeeling and Kalimpong is quite chilly so do not forget to pack warm clothes
  • Darjeeling is located at a high altitude so there are chances for altitude sickness.
  • Carry medicines for headaches and gastric problems
  • Do not drink tap water in Darjeeling
  • If you are planning for a trek please take a local guide with you.