A Home Away From Home: My Experience Living in a Homestay - Explore Tours

A Home Away From Home: My Experience Living in a Homestay

The place where we were staying was named upper Icche gaon. I came to know about this place from one of my Friend. It was my 1st exp in Chukey home stay. For the first time in life i stayed in home, but after booking I was little confused that how might be the place can be.

We reached the place at noon but still after seeing the surrounding beauty heart got blessed.


Our upper part of Home stay We were given 2 rooms. The rooms were very beautiful and had attached bathrooms. The owner of Homestay’s name Dipesh Singh Ghatani.


Now a days Home stays are very trendy and are becoming popular rather staying in traditional hotel people are taking one small home stay in the hills. Like this it got to start about Chukey Home stay story.
These home stay is running mainly for 3 yrs. The address of Home stay is upper Icchegaon From Kalimpong its just 6 km away. If u contact with the owner of Home stay u will get to know about address and he will also arrange cars. The family in home stay are very friendly.


The comfortable season to visit Chukey home stay is Oct, Nov, March, April,May.

Let me say a bit about the owner Dipesh Singh Ghatani and his wife “Chukey” under hers name Homestay runs.
Dipesh Singh Ghatani works in a library. Here in This library famous Indian thriler flim “Kahani 2” was shooted at Chukeys home stay you can see full family pictures of Vidya Balan.
Chukey Madam by birth is Tibetian, but in cooking she is expert, classic Tibetan food to north Indian and Bengali food in Every thing she is expert For food booking time should be said earlier.


At Chukey there is now 3 double bed room of which 2 in 1st floor and 1 in ground floor. About Chukeys food, food quality and quantity both are expert. For us Bengali dish were arranged. During day time food was arranged in lawn. .The place were foods are arranged is very beautiful mainly vegetable are mostly organic as in home stay the farming is done itself. so every food was very tasty..


On demand they arranged a born fire..
The owner of home stay was talking with us and he was saying about his future plan and also said that he will be increasing the number of room there after.


all over Chukey home stay is very nice. To avoid the crowds of Darjeeling u can come here. Its a very peaceful and beautiful place. You can take your own family as well. The room has attached washroom..

The main attraction from Chukey is Delo park. The famous Delo park.

Simple yet Beautiful. From Chukey It’s just 5-6 km Delo park. Wonderful place to visit. Being located on the top of Delo hill, the place commands wonderful views of surrounding areas. Natural beauties are nicely preserved. Lot of flowers grown with care. Added attractions are paragliding and science Center. Delo tourist lodge of West Bengal Tourism is also located within the boundary.

We almost stayed there for 1 hour. The decorations of the park is really nice. Carefully arranged three view points and trees, small and big, in a small valley type place..Beautiful mountain range is visible from there. Very nice place.


All over we stayed in Chukey for one day. You can visit Delo Park at same day or u can visit the other day and then u can move to Darjeeling. My suggestion please visit Chukey home stay..

Its a very nice place..

Kolkata to Darjeeling 5 days Short trip
Date – 16/10/2018-20/10/2018
Tour Members : 6

5 Nights and 6 days Tour plan in Darjeliing:

Day 1 : Night ; Kolkata to NJP by train.
Day 2 : NJP to Chukey Home stay.
Day 3 : Chukey to Darjeeling.
Day 4 : Darjeeling sightscene.
Day 5 : Darjeling to NJP
Day 6: Morning : Reached Howrah.

Some more info :
Hotel Information : Chukey Home stay.
Address: Upper Echay, Dara Gaon, Kalimpong
Phone: 8116850532
Notes :- Please carry Voter ID card.

Things to Do and Don’ts :-
1. Explore the places.
2. Experience of Home stay.

Do not mess the Hill with plastic bags.

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