The Handmade Experience
Kolakham is a quaint little hamlet in the Eastern Himalayas cradled in the lap of the Neora Valley Reserve Forest. Facing the Great Kanchendzonga Range, it is an ideal place for nature lovers.
The Neora Valley Forest area is still unexplored by the adventurers and wildlife enthusiasts alike, hence this is an ideal destination to explore pristine mountain wilderness, the Changi Falls and innumerable birds.
With a direct view of the majestic Kanchendzonga from your room, enjoy a cuppa of steaming Darjeeling tea while striking up a conversation on the exciting journey of ours from the hustle bustle of the city to the tranquile living in this mesmerizing region.
Like we are in tune with nature around us, we wish to work in tandem with the local community so our business mode is an equal participation with the local community where they benefit from this venture.
We also strongly advocate eco-friendly living. In our property we don’t do plastic waste, our garbage bags are bio-degradable, our food is organic and mostly home grown and cooked by locals with loads of love, care and hygiene. We make our own organic natural handmade soaps, use water and geyser minimally. All of these practices help lessen carbon footprint and preserve our natural surroundings.
We mainly work in the Eastern Himalayas region comprising the tracts of the Darjeeling Hills of North Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, and Bhutan. The region comprises of arctic, sub-arctic, temperate, subtropical, and warm tropical areas. The forests are mostly moist, dense and evergreen. This region is home to a large variety of mammals and birds including slow loris, rhinoceros, the golden languar, elephants, Indian civet, clouded leopard etc.
Our tours are hosted by ace photographers along with location specific expert birding guides.
Come, explore the rich wildlife diversity of the region from Rhinos, Elephants, Tigers and much more.
You dream it, we got it! From sightseeing, to engulfing the beauty and the magic of the mountains and the tea gardens.
Camping in the snow, paragliding in Kalimpong and white water rafting in the Teesta are the main regional attractions.
- Pickup and Drop
- Room Heater on demand
- Tea & Coffee Maker
- Adequate Plug Points
- Power Backup
- Dining Hall
HOW TO REACH
- Nearest Airport: Bagdogra (IBX)
- Nearest Rail Station: New Jalapiguri (NJP)
- By Road: Pickup and drop can be arranged by us
Jeet (Aman) Chaware
The Himalayan Odyssey has etched a memory in my soul, wherein I experienced the sheer beauty of Nature, excellent hospitality with lots of warmth & a personal affection along side the purpose of fulfilling my passion for Nature & Wildlife photography. It was a journey of fulfillment & contentment which I would love to do again in order to soak in the spirit of the Odyssey.