A 3-star stay at Mangalbaria of West Sikkim with great food and homely hospitality
Sikkim has so many offbeat travel destinations still hidden and less known to the tourists. Mangalbaria is one such beautiful village where you can experience perfect bliss of solitude .This village is not only full of greenery but the azure sky, the simple village life ,the serene atmosphere will also lure you for a long time. Here this Mangalbaria Homestay that offers you all the comfort as well as make your stay a memorable one. Moreover this is a perfect place to sooth your soul away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
There are four well decorated neat and clean spacious rooms .The bamboo themed interiors of the rooms will surely impress you. There are two types of rooms – deluxe double rooms and deluxe triple room both of which provide the facility of private bathroom, dining area, flat screen TV, electric kettle, wardrobe or closet etc.The sprawling lawn with a beautiful garden ,sitting area is an addition to your pleasure. The homestay also provides free parking space and pets are allowed without any extra charges.
CHECK IN : 12 PM
CHECK OUT : 10 AM
Walking around the village is really enjoyable.You can trek through the uphill of Mangalbaria bazaar to Lhuntse Monastery.As you walk you will witness the clean roads , green woods, unknown flowers on the mountain slopes, colourful butterflies flying here and there and chirping of the birds breaking the silence. A warm welcome by the village people will make you smile that is going to last throughout the days spent here.
Visit Ravangla and the surrounding area to make your trip more compact and eventful.This picturesque town does not only offer an undisturbed view of Mt Kanchenjungha but also the tranquil landscape impresses you.You can explore Buddha Park, old Ralong Gompa, Temi Tea Estate and Ralong Hot Springs here in Ravangla.
You can also visit Rinchengpong and Kaluk which are famous for beautiful view of Kanchenjungha range of mountains. Rinchengpong Monastery is worth the visit.There are some other attractions like Sirijunga Temple ,Chayatal Lake,hanging bridge of Singshore and Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary in Rinchengpong.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Although the beauty of the hills changes with the seasons and you can visit the hills any time of the year but winter witnesses extreme cold which goes down to sub-zero level. Again in monsoon the roads are inundated due to landslide. But summer is comfortable and you can visit the homestay to experience the best moments in Mangalbaria. But if you want to fall in love to come and visit the Himalayan hills in the spring.
HOW TO REACH
The homestay is located at Mangbir village in Mangalbaria near Rinchengpong. You have to reach Mangalbarey through NJP or Siliguri rail station or Bagdogra airport. The road is about 130 kms from NJP or Bagdogra.You can directly hire a car from NJP or Bagdogra to cover the distance . With the Car Rental Service of North Bengal Tourism ,one can easily hire a taxi from NJP to Mangalbaria or rent a car from Bagdogra to Mangalbaria at a reasonable price.
Cost per head per day for both food and stay is INR 1550 + 5% GST
Car cost: INR 4000(Apx.) for pick up or drop from NJP/Bagdogra
Check out another great place in Sikkim the Pakyong Homestay