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Kalimpong Village Retreat

Get Involved With Local Lifestyle Of The West

Rating4.3(18)
Eechay Village, Kalimpong
Stays > Farmstay
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OffbeatA truly hidden and local experience
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BasicEconomical options for the backpacker
Enjoy a mesmerising view and ambience of the Darjeeling hills, sans the over-concentrated tourism and crowd. Kalimpong Village Retreat is located on a 6-acre farm, and true to its name, is built of indigenous local, eco-friendly material in an effort to keep things within the local ecosystem. Have a hot cup of tea, siphoned from the gardens at your feet, while gorging on the views of the mighty Kanchenjunga and the river passing by.

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Mountainous Culture

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Kalimpong Village Retreat
Vipul is from Rajasthan and has his own experiential travel company called ‘Virasat Experiences’, where he’s been taking travellers on the paths unknown, keeping alive ancestral cuisine and stories on the go. Siddharth is a local from Darjeeling and is very well versed with the Nepali culture here; he’s also the one who’ll be your host throughout the year. They plan on initiating scholarships for local children who are doing well at school.
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Your Stay
The entire stay is made of indigenous local materials of mud, sustainable wood and sun-dried bricks with very little use of cement. The cottages are made of bamboo. The staff making your stay memory are all locals from the village trained in hospitality by the host.
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Cozy Rooms
The 5 rooms are spacious with double occupancy. What’s better is all rooms come with a balcony and a lovely view! All the rooms have an attached bathroom and hot water. Step out of the room to chill at the in-house library or have a nice chai at the thatched sit out, overlooking the magnificent views.
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Delicious Food
Most of the food served to the guests, you’ll be happy to know, comes from the organic kitchen garden in the backyard. They also have a chicken coup of their own. Some of the food is cooked in the indigenous mud oven and that’s another layer of delectable for you! So, you’ll have the options of either a heap of filling parathas, poha, Upma or the lighter eggs with bread and seasonal fruits and fruits. For lunch, we have dal, vegetables, chapati, a chicken dish at request.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • Make the most of the proximity to the river and hold a picnic here!
  • Learn something new at a bamboo workshop conducted by a local expert!
  • Can’t get enough of momos? Do yourself proud and learn to make some at a Momo Making workshop!
  • Pick tea at the finest tea gardens around!
  • There’s an in-house library for the ones who want to lie low for a day.
  • Grab a book and head to your balcony or the thatched sit out.

Where is this?

  • Kalimpong village retreat is about 30 minutes away from Kalimpong.
  • With most of the region being unexplored, there’s a number of Village and nature walks to saunter off on.
  • Serenity attracts a lot of birds and Kalimpong is a treat for birders. Get those binoculars on and off you go!

With whom?

  • It's a shared experience.
  • You'll have one of the rooms reserved under your name.
  • Access to all the common areas will be provided.

You get

  • Accommodation is provided to you.
  • Breakfast shall be served.
  • Morning tea & coffee are complimentary.

Things to remember

  • Meals come at an additional charge.
  • The hosts organise all sorts of classes, experiences etc to keep the host entertained, knowledged and fit.
  • Laundry is also provided on a chargeable basis.

Something unique

Kalimpong Village Resort was founded to promote not just itself but the region. Very few people know that the populace here is mostly Nepali and there’s so much richness in the culture, and so much to learn!

Tips from insiders

  • The tranquillity here makes for a great ambience for yoga and meditation.
  • A female yoga teacher from Kalimpong conducts workshops here.
  • For the more adventurous guests, there’s the Singalila (Sadakphu-Phalut) Trek offers some magnificent views!
  • Take a few steps closer to the mighty Kanchenjunga and visit the sanctuary for some floral spectacles and pristine forest.
  • Eat like a local and try out their Nepali Cuisine.
  • You can also feast on some pasta, chowmein, momos.