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Home Stay in Sikkim

The state of Sikkim was inducted in the year of 1975.  As per the voting held 97.5% of the votes were in favor of joining the Indian Union. Indian Army then took over the city of Gangtok. Thus, Sikkim became the 22nd State of India. Sikkim borders with only West Bengal in India and the rest of the boundary is shared by the Republic Of China, Nepal & the Kingdom of Bhutan. Little is known of Sikkim’s history before the seventeenth century but it is said that the name was derived from the Limbu word ‘Su him’, signifying “new house.” The biggest relocation of Nepalese to Sikkim started in 1816. Re-established of Sikkim by the British as an end result of its assistance amid the Anglo-Nepalese War (1814– 16). By 1817 Sikkim had turned into an accepted protectorate of Britain. The British East India Company got the city of Darjeeling from Sikkim in 1835. Sikkim is perhaps the only State in India where a large portion of the general population have their origins from other nations i.e. Nepal & Tibet. The other significant ethnic groups in Sikkim are Lepcha and Bhutia.

The state is synonymous with sheer magic and wonder of the state. The state is serene and at the same time the cleanest and safest place to be. Diverse flora and fauna, bounties of nature, the snow-capped mountains and the development of the state leave tourists /travelers in awe. The thunders of Teesta & Rangit Rivers, the attractive Himalaya, Rhododendrons, Hot Water Springs, Monastery will ingest you in the immaculate and spiritualist excellence of the state. It is home to Mount Kanchenjunga. Some of the places of interest are Aritar, Lingsey, Reshikhola, Doban Valley, Gangtok, Kupup, Nathang Valley, Rangpo, Ranipool, Zuluk, are of places of interest in East Sikkim district. Chungthang, Lachung, Lachen, Mangan, Singhik, Chungthang, Chopta Valley, Green Lake, Yumthang, Thangu Valley are some of the places of interest in the North Sikkim district. Geyzing, Kaluk, Legship, Dzongri, Goechala, Pelling,  Chayyataal, Rinchenpong, Uttarey are some of the places of interest in the West Sikkim district. Jorethang, Namchi, Chemchey, Sikip, Uttarey, Varsey, Chotabadam, Maenam Wildlife sanctuary, Maenam Hills, Ravangla, Rumtek, Sumbuk, Kitam Bird Sanctuary are some of the places of interest in South Sikkim district.

The beauty of Himalayan Peaks along with its range is one major reason for the destination to be attractive. Trek route to Green Lake, Dzongri, Goechala, etc is worth enjoying. Khangchendzonga National Park, Pangolaka Wildlife Sanctuary, Fambong Lho Sanctuary, Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, Maenam Sanctuary & Kitam Bird Sanctuary add up to the greenery of the state. Hot water spring and high altitude lakes are other attractions of the state. Flora is divided into three botanical zones like Tropical zone, Temperate zone and Alpine zone. In Sikkim, one can come across the three-zone. To enjoy the Orchids and flowers visit the Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden in Sikkim which is close to Gangtok in Sikkim. Wildlife includes The Kanchendzonga National Park, The Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary, The Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, The Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary, The Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary & The Kitam Bird Sanctuary
Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim, Seven Sisters of North East, Sikkim & part of West Bengal is known for its diverse geography, history, soothing season, local people, and colourful festival. The region is home to many a tribe. These tribes have their unique cultures and architecture and is generally reflected in various structures they built, Homestay they make, and the local shopping centers.  Their life comes alive in the form of song, dance, and celebration during the festivals, we try to promote such packages which covers this festival. These are nature lovers and include various forms of natural ingredients in their rituals and festivals. As almost all tribes are nature lovers and worship nature also. But the best part is their dance form, Colourful dresses and the style of enjoyment. 

Some of the popular festivals of the Seven Sisters of Northeast India are Kalachakra, Tshechus, Hornbill Festivals, Tea Festivals, Sangai, Bihu, Losar, Darjeeling Carnival, Ziro Music, Shillong, Saga Dawa, Solung, Nyokum, Mopin, Ambubachi Mela, Wangala, Nongkrem Dance, Kharchi Puja, Kang Chingba, Lui Ngai Ni, Anthurium, Chapchar Kut, etc. Some popular festivals of Nepal are equally colorful and are accompanied by dance, food, and music. The main festivals are Lhosar, Chhath, Fagu Purnima or Holi, Dashain, Tihar, Mha puja, Teej, Buddha Jayanti, etc. Buddhist celebrations held at temples, Dzongs, and monasteries throughout the country to mark important events in the life of Guru Rimpoche. Monks perform with sacred cham masked dances to the sound of horns and cymbals.

Each tribe reflects the beauty of the region and its culture. Due to its Tibetan influence, shopping can be a marvelous experience for people who love collecting art and artifacts. One can also find beautiful umbrellas, clothing items, utensils, handicrafts, shoes, etc. One should hunt for locally made copper utensils as souvenirs. Lot of Nurseries are some of the largest commercial flower nurseries in Gangtok and the locals cultivate beautiful exotic flowers and also Orchids.

We are trying to develop a sustainable village tourism package. It is a tool and has taken extra care to spread awareness of local culture and lifestyle. We as a tourism house try to just promote these homestays and communities as they are economically backward.  Recent time knowledgeable, passionate, nature lovers enquire about such places.  There are many organization, individuals, Tea Estate or even Government officials help in to develop homestay so that our activities help local people socially and economically. Interaction with travelers and the knowledge that they are visiting for the richness in the culture brings in a sense of pride amongst the people and also brings in supplementary sources of income. We use our time and patience to identify our partners i.e. Homestay owners in each destination. Our focus was always on finding partners who are already involved in working with local people. Home stay or tea tourism is two of the options most popular among our guests. 

The concept of ecotourism is fast catching up locally and internationally. Gangtok is not far behind. Sikkim is gradually proceeding towards carbon negative and helps villagers to develop and redefine themselves. The whole state turned to organic farming from the year 2019. Homestay is arranged and run by villagers and it includes staying in villages or a whole village set up made especially for the guest. It is known by different names in different region. Birding, short trails, angling are part of the stay and are not spoken or written separately, it is part of the concept.

With basic infrastructure and enjoying local cultures and environment makes the tour exciting. A local guide from the destination will help guest with their cultures and ways of life far better and earn a much-needed income. There are festivals and special arrangement for guest who wants more. Staying in cottages, fishing, small walks, cooking or simply doing nothing are some of the options travelers ask for. Village or Home Stay popularity is fast catching up and many of the places in this region are setting up such facilities with some form of adventure for the guest. The guest visit helps the economy, buying local products, buying art materials and using local villagers as a guide or help.

These are newly developed units for the last two decades. Homestay is scattered all over the hills among various tribes and communities.  We prefer a sustainable community and their homestay. Homestay made out of illegal tree cutting and stolen timber is generally not appreciated. Neither do we offer our guests such a stay. Homestay or Eco stay are places to relax. Good Host, Peace-loving villages, Tea Estates, Tea Factories, Valley, Beautiful Locations, decent food, activities, safety, and security are the major factors attracting guests. Some homestays  like Kitam Barbet Homestay, Tungna Homestay, Chalamthang Homestay, Montana Homestay, Darap Homestay, Dzongu Homestay, Temi Homestay, Himalayan View Homestay, Kashyap Kunj Homestay, Tungna Homestay, Gohills Gangtok Homestay, Tashi's Homestay, Limboo Homestay, Tashila Homestay, Haven Valley Homestay, Norling Homestay, Bichu Homestay, Rain Drop Guest House, Green Tara Home Stay, Borong Nature Camp, Himali Homestay, Kyilkhor Hill Homestay, Kaushilya Homestay, Bustee, Karishma Homestay, Lingthem Lyang Homestay, Ghonday Homestay, Tashila Homestay, Maazbari Homestay, Zongchen Homestay, Lachin Homestay, Dokohthung Homestay, Kaushalya Homestay, Eshab Homestay Sribadam, Nolina Homestay in Namchi, Pine Village Retreat in Kaluk, Cherry Village Homestay at Darap, Lamthang Retreat in Pelling, Phenzong Homestay, Sudhi's Home Stay [Serviced Apartments], Pegs Homestay at Upper Sichey, Paksam Homestay & Vantage Homestay at Pelling, Green Tara Homestay, Angie's Homestay, Norling Homestay, Ariana Homestay, Basnett Croft Homestay, Chunni Homestay, Gesar Homestay near Gangtok, Lovism Homestay in Ranka, Ronglyang Homestay & Vazrayana Homestay, Whilmu Homestay, Karma Casa Homestay, Tulip Homestay, Yuksom Village Homestay, Yangsum Heritage Farm in Rinchenpong, Vamoose Hitaishi Stay in Bermiok, Martam, Sanu Homestay in Tashiding, Cherry Blossom Farmhouse in Pelling, Vamoose Ravangla Kewzing, Bon Farmhouse in Sosing, Pelling, Zhang Zhung Homestay in Ravangla, Vamoosetrail Kaluk Village Resort in Rinchingpong, Chaayatal Heritage Home by Stay, Odyssey's Darap Eco Retreat, Sukhim Homestay, Kitsel Homestay at Ravangla, Monal Home Stay, Uttarey, Royal Barsey Homestay, Okhrey, Poomong HomeStay, Sanjeema Homestay, Sherpa Home Stay, Uttarey Road, Uttarey, 

The host Or locals are quite hospitable and offer their best possible food and comfort to guests. The Homestay is generally clean & hygienic run by a family. Guests Activities are based on the homestay and its location. Our vehicle generally is available in all homestay. Homestay packages are generally with food. Dreamway Destinations also arrange for angling apart from the usual hikes, picnics, and sightseeing tours.

The benefits are participating in Sustainable village tourism, observe about the lifestyle of the group/tribe, guest can spread their own message, Teach and learn environmental issues, Gain knowledge about a particular place /region/people, Enjoy an idea of culture, religion, etc, visiting Offbeat destination, learn cooking, agriculture, angling, etc and Participate in local festivals. Few travelers are like to visit Uttarey in monsoon, for the lush green valley with different test and discounts, it is recommended for other travelers to avoid the rainy season.

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