Tinchuley Gumbadara Homestay-stay in the lap of nature
Tinchuley is a small Himalayan Village offering a breathtaking view of Mt. Kanchenjungha with lush green tea garden.
It has a number of newly developed homestays which does not give you the amenities of a hotel BUT everything that you need to stay comfortably is provided. The village has a wonderful rustic look with Pine trees on both sides of the road, a tea garden overlooking Kanchenjungha & a very old Buddhist monastery.If you are looking forward to spend a couple of days away from the hustle bustle of city life, this is the place to be…Gumbadara Homestay in Tinchuley would be the best place to stay in lap of nature.
How to reach Tinchuley
Tinchuley is 32kms from Darjeeling (1.5 hours by car), 73kms from NJP (about 2.5 hours), 77kms from Bagdogra (about 3 hours) and 35 kms from Kalimpong (about 1.5 hours drive). While coming from NJP/Siliguri by taxi, you will need to take Sevoke Road (NH10) and go towards Teesta Bazaar. Along the way you will go past places like Klijhora, Rambi Bazaar etc., and after going past the Teesta Bridge and about 2kms thereafter there is a sharp semicircular turn to the left starting an uphill journey… this is Peshok Road which is fairly steep and condition of the road is usually not good. Initially from forests of bamboo and pines the landscape changes to forest of tall trees.
Best time to visit Tinchuley
October to April is the best time to visit Tinchuley. This is the time when the sky remains clear and you get great views of the mountains and valleys all around. However November to February would be quite cold in Tinchuley.
Nearby Places in Tinchuley
The Sunrise point is an excellent place to view sunrise in the morning. Also, this hilltop provides a fantastic view of the East Himalayan mountain range. Next to the viewpoint is the Tinchuley Monastery which is also worth a visit.
A couple of kilometers towards the Peshok road and you will reach Gumbadara, viewpoint provides a very wide view of the river Teesta from above, above the viewpoint is Gumbadara rock and cave, it’s a natural cave with a narrow entrance and the rock is ideal for climbers to practice on.
Tinchuley should not be considered as a single destination, the whole area is quite popular for tourists and there are several tourist places within a few kilometers that can be visited based here. Takdah cantonment (3 kms) and Rangli-Rangliot tea garden is just a few minutes’ drive away. All the sightseeing of this area can be covered from here easily.
Couple of kms downhill drive from Tinchuley will take you to Mangwa area. The Chota Mangwa and Bara Mangwa hills, that have grown in popularity on their own right are again a few minutes’ drive away.
Lamahatta, a relatively new tourist destination that have come up on the Peshok road, is again just about 8 kms away from here.
About Gumbadara Homestay-
Our Homestay is located just beside Gumbadara Viewpoint, where you can see the sunrise with lush green tea garden view.We have 5 rooms double & triple sharing basis with balcony & geyser in each rooms.Rs.1500 per head per day with all meals.