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Meghmala Himalayan Homestay, Chimney, Kurseong

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8km outside Kurseong, and one hour from Darjeeling, Meghmala is a simple village homestay where you can get away from it all. With two bedrooms, one bathroom and a small common living area it offers flexible accommodation for the lone traveller, for family groups and everything in between. This sleepy hamlet is often nestled in the clouds but for lucky ones offers spectacular views down over the rolling tea gardens to the plains and Rivers Teesta and Mahananda. Meals are charged separately

The space
Space sleeps four adults comfortably. We can use additional divan beds on the lounge in summer season, and can accommodate children in existing rooms. Listed price is for the whole place - two bedrooms, one bathroom and a common room. It is also possible to book rooms individually. Do get in touch, or check out our other listings.

Dinner is chargeable at Rs.200 (veg) or Rs.250 (non-veg) per person, breakfast at Rs.150 per person, payable at the property.

Guest access
You have access to the whole place as pictured - two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a small living room - as well as the kitchen, and dining area in the family area. You can spend time in the gardens, visit the chickens and cows. There is also a third shared bathroom on the ground floor.

Other things to note
I am usually hosting at our Darjeeling property. My brother-in-law Amal and his wife will look after you in Chimney.
8km outside Kurseong, and one hour from Darjeeling, Meghmala is a simple village homestay where you can get away from it all. With two bedrooms, one bathroom and a small common living area it offers flexible accommodation for the lone traveller, for family groups and everything in between. This sleepy hamlet is often nestled in the clouds but for lucky ones offers spectacular views down over the rolling tea gardens to the plains and Rivers Teesta and Mahananda. Meals are charged separately

The space
Space sleeps four adults comfortably. We can use additional divan beds on the lounge in summer season, and can accommodate children in existing rooms. Listed price is for the whole place - two bedrooms, one bathroom and a common room. It is also possible to book rooms individually. Do get in touch, or check out our other listings.

Dinner is chargeable at Rs.200 (veg) or Rs.250 (non-veg) per person, breakfast at Rs.150 per person, payable at the property.

Guest access
You have access to the whole place as pictured - two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a small living room - as well as the kitchen, and dining area in the family area. You can spend time in the gardens, visit the chickens and cows.…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Essentials
Free on-street parking
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Mahal Diram Forest, West Bengal, India

Sightseeing in the area
Chimney
The Chimney is the relic of the second cottage built by the British on their way to Darjeeling. While building the Old Military Road between 1839 and 1842. The site of the current Chimney was the main fire in the Cottage which provided accommodation for the Senior British Officers who were supervising the construction of the road. Once the road was completed, the cottage was dismantled and now just the Chimney remains. The first cottage still stands to this day, in Pankhabari.
The Chimney is a short walk from the cottage, and gives the village its name.
Bagora
This is a village about 8km from Chimney, on the Old Military Road. It’s possible to walk there as a short hike/ day-trek and usually takes about 2 to 2.5 hours. There are a number of small tea shops where you can have some tea and refreshments.
Chatakpur
Another pretty mountain village with views of the High Himalayas. You can hire a taxi to take you to Chatakpur and Bagora. (Rs. 800)
Deer Park and Forest Museum
The Dowhill Deer Park and Forest Museum are located about 5 km from the cottage. It is possible to take a short trek from the cottage to visit the Park and Museum. Alternatively, it is possible to combine this visit with your taxi to/from Kurseong by hiring a car for a half day.
There are a number of short walks and paths through the forest around the cottage. Please ask at the property and Amal will be able to advise you about walks to the Monastery at 6th Mile, the Square Metre Garden Experimental Centre and also a 2km forest path that takes you towards Deorali.

Makaibari Tea Estate/ Castleton Tea Estate/ Monteviot Tea Estate / Singel Tea Estate
Visit some of Darjeeling’s most Renowned Tea Estates. This can also be combined with your onward/return journey.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Museum
Take a stroll around the Museum in Kurseong town.
Sightseeing in the area
Chimney
The Chimney is the relic of the second cottage built by the British on their way to Darjeeling. While building the Old Military Road between 1839 and 1842. The site of…

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Hosted by Emma

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Hey there! I'm from Ireland originally, but live in India. I love good food, bad TV, all kinds of music, and great movies. Also love to be sitting near a fire with a great book. My husband Roshan and I work for non-profit organisations in the Eastern Himalayas. We live in Darjeeling, India and try to visit Ireland at least once a year. We love to travel and meet new people. We really enjoy cooking and entertaining friends and guests at our home. We're very laid back, easy-going. We host at our family home in Darjeeling Town and handle bookings for our cottage in the village, where you will be looked after by our cousin Amal and his family.
Hey there! I'm from Ireland originally, but live in India. I love good food, bad TV, all kinds of music, and great movies. Also love to be sitting near a fire with a great book. My…
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During your stay
We can help you out with local sightseeing - take a day-hike to Bagora for snowy mountain views, or take a trip to the nearby Deer Park and Forest Museum. There are plenty of small forest paths that make for a lovely morning and evening stroll. Get it touch if we can help you with anything else.
We can help you out with local sightseeing - take a day-hike to Bagora for snowy mountain views, or take a trip to the nearby Deer Park and Forest Museum. There are plenty of small…
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No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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