Chuikhim (চুইখিম) is a small village in Darjeeling District of West Bengal located on the southern stretch of the Kalimpong hills. Chuikhim village is situated at 3,500ft. above sea level. The village spreads across the hills, a thin water stream of the river (Leesh Chu) flowing by the village. This village is a small mountain village of 250 families with true nature and silence.
Chuikhim village cannot be found on Google maps or school geography textbooks, the village has suddenly raised interests among the travelers and tourists. It is a paradise for bird watchers, number of Himalayan birds easily can be seen here. You can trek in and around Chuikhim village and through the Chel forest. There are excellent opportunities for bird watching. You also can visit Lolegaon (23 km) and Samtahar (25km) from Chuikhim.
Chuikhim is cool and calm remote village in the lap of green Himalaya, homestay is only mode of accommodation. Local village people shares their rooms as homestay, they are all shy with smiling face in nature. Spend at least one or two days of your life in Chuikhim homestay to explore your inner peace.
Homestays offers well spacious, clean and cozy rooms with or without attached bath with all basic facilities. Served food is mouthwatering and basic and made with lots of love and care.
Our associate homestay provides basic accommodation with all facilities and attached bath rooms. Tariff starts from Rs.900 per head per day (Off season) – Rs.1000 per person per head with all meals (from breakfast to dinner). Your host can arrange a guided trek for you and also can arrange car, drop, and pick-up.
Nearest airport is Bagdogra (IXB) and nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP), direct car/taxi is available from airport and NJP. Chuikhim village located around 51 kms from Siliguri through National Highway 31 and take left turn at Bagrakote. It is located only 31 kms away from Mal Bazar.
Chuikhim can be visited throughout the year, after monsoon entire region get covered full with lush greenery.