Ideal for people looking to experience a typical rural community life with nature, peace and wellness. Ecological sustainability vis a vis permaculture is our primary focus and as our tribe grows, we want to see that ideal take shape. We conduct natural building, soap making, yoga & slow food workshops. Please note that a 15 minute uphill walk from the main road is required to reach us. While this may be a pleasure for some, it might not be for others. Please make your decision based on that.
“What started as a hunt for an anniversary getaway, ended up being the most delightful experience amidst unadulterated nature. At Petrichor, my husband and I spent such quality time with each other which few places without commercial activity can claim to offer. The first thing that strikes you is the spectacular view. It takes a little effort to deserve it, but once you have hiked uphill for about 15 minutes from the road to reach Petrichor, you stand stunned to see a beautiful mountain view on one side and lush forested hills on all others. The hut we stayed in was beautifully and creatively decorated, was spacious and comfortable. The fresh water pool was a huge plus specially since we visited during warm season. There is nothing better than dipping in a pool overlooking blue mountain peaks and floating white clouds. While the natural beauty around us satisfied the soul, simple, farm grown, organic food satisfied our tummies, which were often empty from the various hikes we took in the hills all around us. The hosts, Sweta and Siddhartha met us on the last day of our trip. They are both such interesting people and conversation with them was great. In their absence their staff took good care of us, guiding us on longer trails, preparing food, bringing local beer and even providing interesting company. The phone network comes and goes, but is enough for important and emergency communication. If you want to go on excursions, there is facility to hire a car and a driver but there is enough to explore within the property, the artist's hut, the mud fireplace, the beautiful open kitchen, the open deck with a hammock, the pool, the kitchen garden, it goes on. There couldn't be a better and more comfortable way for us city folk to start experiencing nature in its real form at the beautiful Petrichor.”
Independent house to yourself. We live in the same premises in a separate house. Residential area two minutes from NH 10 in Salugara. Take a walk in the field nearby or to the monastery close by. Salugara town is 5 kms from Siliguri market and is enroute to Kalimpong and Gangtok. Perfect place to take a stop either on your way to the hills or while returning from the hills.
“Without a doubt, the BEST place to stay in Silluguri! I stayed for a period of 3 weeks in a 2 bedroom house in this lovely little compound run by the Sangay family. They really went out of their way to kindly and patiently help us with anything we needed. Simple and helthy meals could be ordered daily at an extra small charge, which made things easy. Everything was super clean. In the end, it became a pleasure to come back home each day to such a homely, safe and friendly environment. If I ever need to come to Silliguri this will always be my choice. Highly recommended! And thank you Pema and Sangay family for everything!”
Noted especially as the house where the last princess of Burma resided in exile between 1939-40, Arcadia is a single-family owned 3 1/2 acre property for over 4 generations. Located at the foothills of the eastern Himalayas in North Bengal, the colonial-style bungalow and cottages boast a spectacular view of the Kanchenjunga range and Sikkim hillsides. Ideal for artists, scholars, birders, backpackers & families. A small reference library is open to visitors. See below for more information.
“wonderful place to stay.. particularly ideal for those who wish to stay at a quiet place. there are three rooms out of which the kanchenjunga view room is the best and fully worth the amount. You can see the mountains sitting on the verandah and from the lawn. Sanjay is a great host and his mother is so sweet. She cooked food for us and it was very delicious. Sanjay has a good collection of books and book lovers can just take a book from his library, sit in the verandah and enjoy it with view of the mountains, sound of crickets and of a small stream running close. I look forward to visiting this place again.”