A cozy luxurious homestay amidst the beauty of nature in the backdrop of Kanchenjunga
Charkhole : Nature has showered all its bounty to this offbeat land placed at the lap of Himalayas at an altitude of 5000 Ft. With the widest possible view of snowcapped the mighty Kanchenjunga, Charkhole is a popular tourist place. Forest of Pine, Cypress, Oak, Shal and Rhododendrons surround the place. Charkhole Luxurious Homestay stands amidst this virgin natural beauty.
This place is heaven for Bird watchers. Charkhole is home to several rare species birds like Indian Robin, Bluefronted Redstart , pipit and others. The chirping of birds Which wakes you up from bed early in the morning is an mind soothing experience to remember. Some beautiful varieties of flower and flower orchids make this place more attractive. The spectacle of scintillating sun rise and sensuous sun sets from the nearby hill top Jhani Dara is an experience of lifetime to remain in your heart.
The property Charkhole Luxurious Homestay is situated on hill top with an uninterrupted view of Kanchenjunga and the valleys surrounding the place. The rooms are nicely designed and clean. The toilets have hot water with geyser. Foods served are Homely and delicious. The behaviour and hospitality of those family members are touching and worth remembering. You can view Kanchenjunga from the bed as well as Balcony. Free parking is available.
Accommodation:- It has three rooms with attached toilet of western style alongwith hot water supply from geyser. The triple room can accommodate three persons , the Quad room can accommodate four persons and the five bedded room can accommodate 7 to 8 persons.
Check In 12 Noon
Check Out 11 A.M.
Outdoor Activities at Charkhole Homestay
The magnificent view of mighty Kanchenjunga which is bigger than what one can see from Lolegaon and Darjeeling is really awesome.
One can climb up the Ghampus Dara viewpoint to have a spectacular view of Sunrise.
There is a trekking route in charkhole which leads you through a jungle to the highest point in the hamlet.
There is a Buddhists monastery in charkhole which is the oldest in Kalimpong.
Lava is a small hamlet situated 34kms east of kalimpong. Winter in lava is snowy. Lava is the gateway to famous Neora valley National Park which is replete with various flora and fauna .
Changey Water fall which is around 12 km from lava is a popular tourist destination.
Lolegaon is a small lepcha village located at a distance of 24 km from Lava. The famous Canopy Walk is a 180 mtr long hanging wooden treetop bridge that goes through the dense jungle. Walking through the bridge will make you ecstatic and being part of Nature. Lolegaon is famous for wilderness lover who love to explore natural wildlife.
How to reach
Reach New Jalpaiguri Railway Station by train then avail cab service to reach Kalimpong . Then from kalimpong to charkhole , only 27 km by hired taxi. Alternatively reach Bagdogra by Air and then to charkhole ( 77 Kms.) By cab service.
Best time to visit
Charkhole is a nice place to visit throughout the year because of its pleasant weather. This place is wrapped up by fog in between Monsoon and Winter. Suitable time for visit is either March to May or September to November.
Nearest Railway Station is NJP.
Nearest Air Port is Bagdogra.
INR 1750 + 5% GST per day per head (Including a Stay with Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) – Double / Triple Sharing Basis
Driver stays free with food charge INR 300 each.