Holumba Haven is a nature’s wonderland. Spread over an area of two acres, it faces Mt Kanchenjunga. The homestay resort itself consists of more than one thousand species of plants and orchids. There is a natural spring falling from the hidden gap in the hills showering Holumba Haven which gives a pristine look to the place. An extensive orchid nursery is the best gift from Holumba Haven for the lovers of nature. Bulbs, rhizomes, tubers are some of the rare orchids that are found here.
Nearby Attractions of Holumba Haven: Sightseeing in and around Kalimpong town. There are Monasteries, Temples, Churches, Floricultural nurseries and Tibetan handicrafts shops. Gangtok and Darjeeling is easily accessible by car.
Things to do while staying at Holumba Haven: Rafting is done on the Teesta River. You can also enjoy trekking in the Neora Valley National Park, take a stroll to nearby local villages like Gumba Dara, Gitdubling – Budhabare & Suruk – Shamthar. A sightseeing itinerary can be made to Kalimpong and Delho view point, Durpin view point. Holumba Haven organizes transport, trekking, tours, river rafting, cultural entertainment and cycling in or around Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Bhutan and Sikkim for its guests.
Best time to visit Holumba Haven: September to March is the best time to visit this place.
How to go ?
Holumba is located on the main highway, 1 km ahead of Kalimpong.
From Siliguri: Tourist coming to Kalimpong via Siliguri can either hire a taxi or a bus. They are available at New Jalpaiguri (NJP) railway station (the nearest rail head – 75 kms). It takes around 4 hours.
From Bagdogra (nearest airport – 80 kms): Time taken 3.5 hours. From Siliguri town it takes 67 kms.
From Darjeeling: You can travel either by jeep/bus. Time taken by jeep/car is 2 hours. Distance is around 55 kms.
From Gangtok (Sikkim): Car/jeep/bus. Time taken is 3.5 hours. Distance is around 84 kms.
Where to stay ?
Holumba Haven, a garden home offers the best of hospitality. The premise of “Nurseryman’s Haven” is the location of this guest house. Holumba offers rest and comfort to its guests in affordable and attractive five wooden chalet cottages inside the ‘Holumba Haven” complex that is situated with an orchid farm on the one side and a botanical park on the other.
The five chalets are Magnolia, Bamboo Groove, Wood Cot, Spring Site and Tree Tops. Each has three rooms with double bed, attached bathrooms and kitchen. The bathrooms are supplied with hot and cold water for 24 hours. Arcadia is another cottage with two living rooms, attached baths, a dining room and a kitchen. The rooms are well decorated and furnished. In the evenings, the cottages are lit with beautiful designed lamps. For booking details you may contact:
Ph No : 03552 – 256936 (from 9 a.m to 5 p.m)
Fax : 03552 – 255435
Note : Phone numbers given above are according to the information available with us. If you find any contact number/s given above is/are incorrect or not in use, please let us know.