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Daragaon Village Retreat, Darap, West Sikkim

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Pelling, Sikkim, India

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Daragoan Village Retreat (Gurung Homestay) is located at Darap Village at Namboo road. Eight km away from Pelling. Provide homely and peaceful environment. Meals are prepared from freshly grown organic vegetables from nearby fields. Homestay is located away from the rush of the city life and busy traffic and should truly enjoy and experience a village life, which enable you to directly understand the people of sikkikm, their language , culture, Ritual, Custom and food. The Homestay features eight rooms in three traditional huts & annex sister homestay for accommodation and aim to provide you with all the modern facilities as that of a hotel with twenty four hours fresh running water. The hosts at Daragoan village retreat assures you that your tour/vacation/holidays would be a delight here. The Homestay proudly received the following accolades: 1. Best Homestay Award 2015 from Government of Sikkim 2. Indian Responsible Tourism Award 2016 - Silver Award in the Best community based homestay Project. 3. Vasundhara- NE Women Entrepreneur Award for 2014-15 for Sikkim State. 4. Certified by Tourism Department of Sikkim The village is a living testimony of the Limboo culture and tradition that blend with natural resources and bio diversity, more than elsewhere in the state of Sikkim. Local homestays of Darap offer a village retreat gifting you a quiet holiday amidst the glorious scenic wonders of the charismatic village. The road bifurcating from the village to Nambu leads to one of the holiest cave where Guru Padsambhava had meditated, Nub Dechen Phug and the route further connects to Singalila Range through Yambong trek. The landscape is gently sloped unlike any other locations in the west of Sikkim. Because of its close proximity to Pelling, Darap has now become a potential destination for Village tourism. There are various ways one can be engaged in: milking the cows in the morning and evening; gardening in the fields; interaction with the local children; processing butter and cheese; walking in the villages and nearby streams; hiking to other nearby villages; engaging in the daily activities of the village people; and a visit to the 200 year old Limboo traditional house. This ancient structure, with solid mud floors and tar-encrusted ceilings from the constantly burning fire, has been passed down from generation to generation of Nepali Limboo tribesmen. Per person per night prices are available as per below plans/options 1. With Breakfast 2. With Breakfast & Dinner Homestay price excludes the below (To be paid in actual directly to Homestay based on consumption) Bonfire with Home-made beer 'Tongbaa':- Rs. 400/- per person Traditional Lunch at Village houses:- Rs. 250/- per person Local Guide:- 800/- per Trip Service charge:-10% Children below 6 yrs complimentary.

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No parties or events Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon) This is a home given out to our guests. All I ask is to treat the home like you would do your own.

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Profile Image Darap Cherry Village is one of the few places undiscovered where travelers looking for a taste of bucolic life can escape from the maddening crowds of touristic places. The word Darap is originated from the limbo word ’Tan-lop’ which literally means a plain or even land. It is located just 8 km from Pelling on the way to Khecheopelri and Yuksam. The area is mainly inhabited by the Limboo Community and other small communities like the Bhutias, Chettris, Tamangs, Rais, Gurungs and Lepchas live in harmony. The landscape is gently sloped unlike any other locations in the west of Sikkim. Because of its close proximity to Pelling, Darap has now become a potential destination for Village tourism. There are various ways one can be engaged in: milking the cows in the morning and evening; gardening in the fields; interaction with the local children; processing butter and cheese; walking in the villages and nearby streams; hiking to other nearby villages; engaging in the daily activities of the village people; and a visit to the 200 year old Limboo traditional house. This ancient structure, with solid mud floors and tar-encrusted ceilings from the constantly burning fire, has been passed down from generation to generation of Nepali Limboo tribesmen. The village is a living testimony of the Limboo culture and tradition that blend with natural resources and bio diversity, more than elsewhere in the state of Sikkim. Local homestays of Darap offer a village retreat gifting you a quiet holiday amidst the glorious scenic wonders of the charismatic village. The road bifurcating from the village to Nambu leads to one of the holiest cave where Guru Padsambhava had meditated, Nub Dechen Phug and the route further connects to Singalila Range through Yambong trek.

How to Reach

Easily accessible by road from every corners of Sikkim and at an average of about 160km (maximum 4 to 5 hour) from the nearest stations like Bagdogra, NJP, Siliguri, kalimpong, Darjeeling and capital city Gangtok. Darap can be reached by shared jeep or by reserved taxi from Siliguri (shared jeep available at 7am & 1pm at near SNT bus stand and Gurudwara Sevoke Road) and Gangtok (shared jeep available at 6am & 1.30pm from taxi stand). We provide pick-up and drop at airport (Bagdogra) or railway (NJP) station for your safe journey. Darap is located mid way between Pelling-Yuksam.

 

Things to do

Meet Local People -: Ecotourism is not only about exploring nature. It is also about exploring the warmth of the local people. Their simplicity and welcoming smile are bound to touch your heart. Their immense knowledge about the local flora and fauna will amaze you and the stories they share about the history of the places will enrich your ecotourism experience beyond

Local Cultures and Customs -: A visit to any place is perhaps incomplete without exploring the local culture and customs. Ecotourism gives you the opportunity of experiencing the diverse culture are forms, rituals and customs of the local from close quarters. The joy of experiencing the music of nature and the music of nature's people blending together is something that is beyond expression.

Home Away Home-: Our Homestay hosts always ensure that you feel at home. The homestays might have the luxuries of a star resort, but the warmth and hospitality is unparallel. To them its not only about providing accommodation about making their honoured guests feel the joy of staying a home – away from home.

 

Other Facts

Darap is 8 km away from Pelling on the way to Khecheopalri and Yuksam. It is approximately 120 km away from Gangtok and 150 km from the nearest Airport in Bagdogra. Darap can be reached by shared jeep or by reserved taxi from any majo town of Sikkim.Darap Cherry Village is one of the few places undiscovered where travelers looking for a taste of bucolic life can escape from the maddening crowds of touristic places. The word Darap is originated from the limbo word ’Tan-lop’ which literally means a plain or even land. It is located just 8 km from Pelling on the way to Khecheopelri and Yuksam. The area is mainly inhabited by the Limboo Community and other small communities like the Bhutias, Chettris, Tamangs, Rais, Gurungs and Lepchas live in harmony. 
The landscape is gently sloped unlike any other locations in the west of Sikkim. Because of its close proximity to Pelling, Darap has now become a potential destination for Village tourism. There are various ways one can be engaged in: milking the cows in the morning and evening; gardening in the fields; interaction with the local children; processing butter and cheese; walking in the villages and nearby streams; hiking to other nearby villages; engaging in the daily activities of the village people; and a visit to the 200 year old Limboo traditional house. This ancient structure, with solid mud floors and tar-encrusted ceilings from the constantly burning fire, has been passed down from generation to generation of Nepali Limboo tribesmen.

The village is a living testimony of the Limboo culture and tradition that blend with natural resources and bio diversity, more     than elsewhere in the state of Sikkim. Local homestays of Darap offer a village retreat gifting you a quiet holiday amidst the glorious scenic wonders of the charismatic village. The road  bifurcating from the village to Nambu leads to one of the holiest cave where Guru Padsambhava had    meditated, Nub Dechen Phug and the route further connects to Singalila Range through Yambong trek.

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