Darjeeling is an all-time favourite hill station among the tourists who fall in love madly with the snow-covered peaks and the unique mountain railway. A world heritage site amidst the forest with glimpses of Mighty Kanchenjunga. Near the mist-covered Ghoom railway station, which is the highest railway station in India. Chongtong Bamboo Resort provides an amazing offbeat place to stay in the magnificent nature abode, devoid of the crowd, chaos, and pollution of Darjeeling town. This is truly one of the best places to stay of one is looking at offbeat Darjeeling destinations.
Inspired by the Japanese style, the architecture and chic rooms made of bamboos with all modern amenities entrance the visitors here. At 40 minutes away from Darjeeling, en route to Sandakphu. The eco-farm aims to serve the guests in an eco-friendly and model sustainable way. With home-grown organic foods, as well as solar energy usage and onsite solid waste management system too. Uniquely designed bamboo units or tent stay with nourishing dishes, breath-taking view of the surrounding river, valleys, and plantations, carefully crafted itinerary with outdoor activities nourish the souls of the wanderer here, as well as reward them with the memory of the lifetime.
Accommodation:There are 3 types of rooms are available here. Maximum 12 people can accommodate here easily.
Check-In: 12:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 A.M.Outdoor Activity:
Local Hikes and Treks: The tourists can relax with a cup of hot Darjeeling tea in their hand sitting in the balcony or take a hike by foot in the surrounding area to the nearby rivers, the forest or nearby viewpoints to get the lay of the land, as well as enjoy nature in all her unchecked glory. There are a number of trekking routes here. Especially on the way to Sandakphu, which provides a great opportunity to get intimate with nature and take in fresh air to purify the lungs.
Bird Watching and Wildlife: The surrounding forest is filled with a number of exotic bird species which includes various thrushes, sunbirds, shrikes, pheasants, babblers, owls etc. Listening to the melodies sitting on the porch or venturing in the jungle to take a snap of the fleeting wings can be rewarding. If luck favours, one may catch a glimpse of the Red panda too as this place falls in the territory.
Riverside Camping: The property organizes riverside camping for those who are interested in getting close to nature and listen to the waves sing, sitting under the stars.
Tea Tasting: With prior arrangement, travellers can visit local tea estates to participate in a tea tasting season as well as information about the plucking, pruning, collecting and processing of the World famous Darjeeling tea.
War Memorial: It is located at the centre of Batasia Loop, to commemorate the brave soldiers of Gorkha regiment who sacrificed their lives in various wars and operations after India’s independence for the country. The surrounding offers a great view of the city and mountaintops.
Monasteries: Yi Gha Choling Gompa and Samten Choeling Monastery near the Ghoom railway station and post-office area offers a unique insight into the cultural, religious and historical heritage of this area
Tiger Hill: Located at the altitude of 1100 ft, this hillock offers a grand view of Darjeeling and the surrounding area, and is famous for the amazing sunrise view with the glittering Kanchenjunga peak.
Darjeeling City Tour: 7 point city tour for the Darjeeling town by car be organized by the property to visit the major sightseeing area which includes Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, and Ropeway etc.
Tumsong Tea Garden: A beautifully managed tea estate and heaven for birding.
Gangamaya Park and Rock Garden: A man-made rock garden in front of beautiful waterfalls along with the park, sitting area at the foothill of the mountain. A great place for unwinding.
How to Reach:
Rail: The nearest rail-station is New Jalpaiguri Jn. From there it is nearly 84 km away which takes 3 hours and 30 minutes to reach by car.
Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra, 91 km away and takes a car 4 hours to reach the place.
Road: From Kolkata, the property is approximately 640 km away and it takes around 17 hours to reach by NH12 or NH19.
Best Time To Visit:
Summer brings the best out of the weather here, along with the tourist, as the temperature stays within 8-20 degree Celsius. In winter it goes down near freezing point. But when the sun comes out, the mountains smile with the snow-covered peaks. Monsoon offers heavy downpour and road blockades occur sometimes owing to landslides.