Chatakpur | Spectacular view of Mount Kanchenjunga
Chatakpur (চটকপুর) is a
small village, which falls within Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary, located at an altitude of 7,800ft. This is one of the
eco-tourism destination nearby Darjeeling. Chatakpur is also famous for bird
watching, attracts number of domestic and foreign bird lovers throughout the
year. This eco-friendly village offers great mountain views, lush greenery,
trekking routes and forest trails.
lies between Mount Kanchenjunga at North and flowing river ‘Relly Khola’ at
south, for this reason Chatakpur provides spectacular view of
range of Kanchenjunga and evergreen forest. Around 90-100 people are living in
this village within around 18-20 village cottages. Organic farming, medicinal
herbs, wood cutting and village tourism is main source of income for villagers.
After 10 minutes of walking from cottage will reach you at Sunrise Watch Tower,
from here Sundakphu – the heaven can be seen on a clear
day. You also can find number of short trek route from Chatakpur, but trained
guide is compulsory for the trek, because the routes goes through dense forest
lives like leopards, barking deer and several other animals may be on your trek
route. If you are lucky, you can even see a Red Panda also.
a tranquil tiny village in darjeeling
magnificent views of kanchenjunga
eco village resort
Only homestay accommodation available at Chatakpur, our associate
homestay provides cool, calm stay with fine local dining.
All room is double bedded
and can accommodate 4 people in room, decent and fully carpeted with
comfortable beds. All rooms are with attached western bathroom and geyser
Food and meals:
Tariff starting Rs.1200/ per
person for food (breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the package)
and lodging, and all other orders will be chargeable. The homestay has an
organic vegetable garden; from there you can pick up garden fresh vegetables
and choose what you want to order. The meals will be served in the dining area
adjacent to your rooms. You can also utilize the seating’s in the lawn as per
We provide the following
amenities at an extra charge:
#Heaters for Rs. 200 per night
# Car service – booking in advance
# Local guides - can also be arranged
# Bonfire –on request
# Site seeing tours and treks
How to Reach
airport is Bagdogra (IXB) and nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
located about 80 km away through Hill Cart road. Direct car/taxis are available
from airport and NJP, car will cost around Rs.2500 – Rs.3500 depending on
season and car type. Distance of Chatakpur from mighty Darjeeling around 25 km
and 16 km from Ghoom railway station.
jeep also available from Siliguri to Ghoom, cost would be around Rs.100 – Rs.150
per head. Then take another car to homestay, or call your host for pick-up (on
If you are coming from Darjeeling, come down to Sonada, and then Chatakpur is
only 7kms. it is advisable to hire any big/strong car like Sumo, Bolero, Jeep
etc, due to few kilometers of road in bad condition only boulder.
Best Season to Visit
Chatakpur is a destination which can be
visited throughout the year, except monsoon. Every year homestay and village
cottages remain closed from July to mid of September.
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