Chimney (চিমনি গ্রাম) is a picturesque village near Darjeeling,
the name of the village derived from 100 years old chimney, which was built by British
at time of WWI (World Word I). The chimney is 24 ft. in height and most point
of attraction among travelers.
11 kms of uphill drive from Kurseong will take you to the sleepy hamlet – Chimeni.
The village is heaven for true nature lovers, which is nestled into the clouds.
Great views of rolling tea gardens and Rivers Teesta and Mahananda can be seen
from here. A short walk to the Chimney from homestay will give you a
breathtaking experience, if trekking is your hobby then you can reach Bagora
from Chimney, only 8 km trek.
a day visit you can roam around Chatakpur – a pretty Himalayan
village with great views of the Himalayas, Dowhill
Deer Park, Forest Museum and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Museum. Also you can cover few most Renowned Tea
Estates of eastern India like Castleton Tea Estate, Monteviot Tea Estate, Singel
Tea Estate and Makaibari Tea Estate.
view from chimney(kurseong)
chimney 8 km from kurseong
majestic village chimney
100 yrs old 23ft chimney
Only homestay accommodation available
in this Chimeni village, our associate property (Chimney homestay) provides
simple accommodation with warm hospitality. The house is a double storied property
with four cozy rooms on the first floor for the guests. All rooms are double
bedded, simple and comfortable. It has wooden floors and wooden ceilings which
are fully carpeted, to give u warmth in the cool and dry weather around here.
There are two common western styled bathrooms, which are not attached to the
rooms but offer hot and cold water facilities.
tariff is very reasonable for every budget and every travelers, its includes bed-tea,
breakfast, lunch and dinner on per day per person basis. Child bellow 5 years
is complementary, room heater and firewood also available on extra cost.
Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) located around 45 km,
nearest airport is Bagdogra (IXB) located around 40 km through Matigara. Direct
car/taxis are available from Siliguri, NJP and airport. Shared transport also
available from Siliguri and it will cost around Rs.100 – Rs.150 up to Kurseong,
then take another car to the village Chimney. An
exclusive car will cost around Rs.2000 – Rs.3000 depending on season and car
type. Your homestay owner can arrange for pick-up and drop to and from
Kurseong, Siliguri on early booking.
Chimeni can be visited throughout the
year, for its pleasant weather.