|Everest Hut Home Stay Lamahatta|
- Try something you’ve never tried before.
- A stunning sunrise and sunset.
- Go for a hike somewhere hidden and exotic.
- Go to a hill top and picnic under the stars.
- Observe mysterious mist entering in the verandah where you were enjoying local tea
- Taste a local specialty for dinner so I’ll know I’m really on vacation.
- Do absolutely nothing.
- Anything by candlelight.
- No contact with the world so you can spend time together timelessly.
- Indulge in a memorable combative sex without any disturbance.
Or perhaps not looking for honeymoon place, but seeking to rejuvenate your tired, stressed and run down body and soul?
|Misty Lamahatta Forests|
Whenever I close my eyes and think of Lamahatta now, this is the image my mind brings forth… of dense woodlands enveloped by cool, floating mists, stretching out endlessly in front of my wandering feet....
I was accompanying my newly married nephew and were at scenic and famous hill station Darjeeling. This once an awesome hill station over the period has lost its charm with an onslaught of tourists and increasing local population. By the evening on the very first day, my nephew wanted to shift to some remote and exotic requested me to search for it.
Well, my efforts till midnight paid dividends and next morning we were heading for our selected nearby secret remote hamlet Lamahatta in the Himalayan lap.
The Fairy Tale of Lamahatta
Attractions in and around Lamahatta
Go with mate to spend some quiet and intimate time with the nature, take some nature walks through the maze of dhupi jungle, enjoy the beautiful garden and the views around as well as several other natural attractions nearby.
There’s no shopping to be done here, and no historic monument that tells a significant tale, but there are nature trails to be enjoyed, tea gardens to walk through, and wildflowers to stop and admire. There’s also Kanchenjunga in the distance, and its majestic snow-capped peak may be viewed from this little village along with the all the other mountain ranges that frame this picturesque secret, waiting to be discovered
|Beautiful Prayer flags|
You will see a row of colorful prayer flags fluttering in one side of the garden. Locals say that the breeze that passes through the prayer flags purify the surroundings and minds of the people. There is also a wooden watchtower created to get the best possible views around Lamahatta.
Actually, you get magnificent views from several different places in the garden. What can you see? Probably some of the best that any place in Darjeeling district offers.... On a clear day you can sea the snow peaks of Kanchenjunga, Tiger Hill, Namchi of Sikkim, Darjeeling town and its landscapes, and the Rangeet river flowing below.
Trekking in Lamahatta
When we climbed!
A narrow uphill trekking trail begins at the edge of the garden and winds its way up the mountain through a thick forest of tall, stately pines with trunk wider than my out stretched arms. But the forest looked enchanting with floating mists that made everything seem a little more mysterious, and packed with unknown adventures.
|Way to sacred water body|
A sacred water body lay at the end of the climb. We don’t know why the lake is considered sacred, but our guide did tell us that it was an important landmark during the time of the British Raj. The entire lakeside was mesmerizing, shrouded in a heavy mist and fringed by shadowy trees.
|Sacred Misty Lake|
B. You can also do jungle trekking...
C. There is another trail of around 8kms from Lamahatta to Takdah that goes through a maze of pine and dhupi trees.
D. Trek to Takdah Orchid Center (over 5kms). The Orchid Center has been, however, open usually during the season (February through April)
E. Trek to the Gari Danda - an old fort on top of a hill which is about 3kms away.
F. Tea Estates
Visit the tea gardens nearby (you will get one within about 1.5kms). Some of the well known tea estates nearby includes Glenburn Tea Estate, Rongli Rangliot Tea Estate, Takdha Tea Estate etc.
Awesome View Points
|Trivani from Peshok View Point|
|Hament's food Stall at The Peshok View Point|
Visit the cave temple (about 2kms)
How to reach Lamahatta
From Darjeeling the distance to Lamahatta is 23kms. Best is to take a taxi which will take a little over an hour to reach. If you are coming from Kalimpong, the distance is 41kms (about 2 hrs).
You can also book through the following agencies:
India Beacons Sojourn
1 Indra Roy Road (Opposite Indira Cinema),
Room No - 8, 1st Floor, Bhowanipur, Kolkata - 700025, India
Phone: +91 9903295920 , +91 033 24191976
Mobile: 9830694705 / 9007008366
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
The Everest Hut Resort has been established in the Lamahatta village on 24 December 2012 by Mr and Mrs Tashi Sherpa. Everest Hut Resort is a simple, homely home stay where tourist can enjoy an eco-friendly holiday experience at LAMAHATTA. http://lamahattahomestay.com/
Another stay option in Lamahatta is the private Lamahatta Lodge set up by ex Captain Tinjong Lamas. Highlights include nicely maintaining wood paneled and carpeted rooms with attached western style bathrooms, 24-hours hot water, homely organic food, car park, and quiet & calm ambience.
Mobile: +91 98320 33444; +91 97333 50099