Daphemunal Tourist Lodge
The Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council
Double-bedroom costs Rs. 600/-
6 bed dormitory (available in two rooms) costs Rs. 100/- per bed. The Tourist Lodge is very well positioned but lack of maintenance is evident everywhere.
Hotel Paradise Plaza, Sonakhali Resort, Yankees Stay, etc.
Nature Resorts under West Bengal Forest Development Corporation Ltd.
Without any doubt, the best place to stay at Lolegaon, but was burnt last year and is closed for repairs etc till date.
6A, Raja Subodh Mullick Square, 7th Floor, Kolkata – 700013. Phone (033) 2237 0060 / 0061 & 55345944. Visit: www.wbfdc.com
From the bazaar area, a picturesque lane goes through forested surroundings for a short distance, winding downhill towards a huge saucer shaped ground that is open to mountain ranges on the north. The road ends at a forest bungalow consisting of 6 rooms – Silver Oak, Hemlock, Silver Fir, Cypress, Birch, and Pinus. The surroundings of the FRH is breathtaking
The best places to stay are the cottages, which along with the cafeteria are arranged on the ground’s periphery. Landscaped gardens having an abundance of flowers and orchids are laid out across the whole area. Sitting areas are placed in vantage points overlooking the gardens and the distant mountains.
The five Hornbill Cottages are undoubtedly the best located. They face the Kanchenjunga Range looming over Kalimpong town. Secluded from the main complex, these are individually connected by a dedicated road, thus making them easily accessible for the elderly and infirm.
Along the complex periphery and approachable only by foot are the four Orchid Cottages, and the 3 smaller and comparatively cramped Cryptomeria Cottages.
The best is the luxuriously furnished three storied VIP Guest House called Aranyak, which is also available to non VIPs subject to vacancies.
The particulars are detailed underneath:
|Room Name||Bed||Bath||Type||Rates as on 1-Dec-2011|
|Agelia (Non-A/C)||3||Attached Bath||Room||600.00|
|Alnus (Non-A/C)||2||Attached Bath||Suites||1,700.00|
|Birch (Non-A/C)||2||Attached Bath||Suites||800.00|
|Cryptomeria – 1 (Non-A/C)||2||Attached Bath||Cottage||600.00|
|Cryptomeria – 2 (Non-A/C)||2||Attached Bath||Cottage||600.00|
|Cryptomeria – 3 (Non-A/C)||2||Attached Bath||Cottage||600.00|
|Cypress (Non-A/C)||2||Attached Bath||Suites||600.00|
|Hemlock (Non A/C)||2||Attached Bath||Suites||1,100.00|
|Hornbill – 1 (Non-A/C)||2||Attached Bath||Cottage||1,100.00|
|Hornbill – 2 (Non-A/C)||2||Attached Bath||Cottage||1,100.00|
|Hornbill – 3 (Non-A/C)||2||Attached Bath||Cottage||1,100.00|
|Hornbill – 4 (Non-A/C)||2||Attached Bath||Cottage||1,100.00|
|Hornbill – 5 (Non-A/C)||2||Attached Bath||Cottage||1,100.00|
|Michelia (Non-A/C)||2||Attached Bath||Room||500.00|
|ORCHID – 1 (Non-A/C)||2||Attached Bath||Cottage||1,000.00|
|ORCHID – 2 (Non-A/C)||2||Attached Bath||Cottage||1,000.00|
|ORCHID – 3 (Non-A/C)||2||Attached Bath||Cottage||1,000.00|
|ORCHID – 4 (Non-A/C)||2||Attached Bath||Cottage||1,000.00|
|Pinus (Non-A/C)||2||Attached Bath||Suites||600.00|
|Rhododendron (Non-A/C)||4||Attached Bath||Room||800.00|
|Silver Fir (Non-A/C)||3||Attached Bath||Suites||1,200.00|
|Silver Oak (Non-A/C)||3||Attached Bath||Suites||1,200.00|