The rooms are spacious and done in traditional wooden panels. All the basic amenities from comfortable warm linens to towels and a dressing table are available. The washrooms have geysers for cold weather and have all the basic amenities.
Easy transportation is available to reach anywhere from the homestay. The food served is authentic Sikkimese cuisine.
Set in a picturesque village of Malling, Mangan, the Malla Kothi Heritage Homestay is reckoned as one of most beautiful properties in North Sikkim. Mangan, the district capital of North Sikkim is a gateway to the mountainous terrains of Lachen, Lachung, Yumthang Valley and Gurudongmar Lake. Malling village used to be one of the 12 districts of the erstwhile Chogyal Kingdom. The homestay is the house of the famous local landlord Ringzing Namgyal Kazi who founded the Mangan Bazar in 1903. The scenic view of Mt. Kanchnedzonga in the background Makes Malla Kothi a perfect stay for nature and mountain lovers.
The forests of Mangan are dotted with perennial streams and vibrant floral blossoms making it a butterfly hub. The homestay is a perfect offers perfect opportunities for guests interested in bird watching, hiking, butterfly watching and eco-tourism.
About the Location
The headquarters of North District, Mangan is a picturesque town set in an idyllic background . Kanchendzonga can be seen smiling across the horizon, the streets are lined with authentic tibetan street food. A quiet and slow lifestyle is observed on the streets. the town opens up the tibetan plateau and is gateway to the famed Gurudongmar Lake, the mesmerizing Lachen village and the surreal Lachung. At an elevation of 3136 ft, Mangan enjoys temperate climate although it gets cold in winters.
How to Reach
There are two airports which you could use to get to the homestay. The first and preferred one is the Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri. Mangan is approximately 5-6 hrs away by road. The other option is the Pakyong Airport, which is about 3 hrs away. This airport though closer is usually not recommended due to uncertainty of the weather and frequent cancellations.
NJP Station in Siliguri is the closest Railway Station to Sikkim. The travel time from the station to Mangan is again close to 5 hrs. by road where you will be covering a distance of about 140 kms.
Things to do :
- Hike to Ringhim Monastery:
A two hour hike across a beautiful forest trail, cardamom plantations and local villages leads to this beautiful monastery on a hilltop. It is one of the oldest and sacred monasteries of Mangan where local rituals and festivals are celebrated with great fervour.
- Visit to Kalay Village:
Kalay which means a flat land, is a typical Lepcha Village where one can acquaint oneself with one of the indigenous tribes of Sikkim.
- Kulung Ney:
Kalung Ney or the sacred caves are located on a hilltop. About two hours from the homestay, it is believed to be a wish fulfilling cave.
- See the Sunrise:
An amazing sunrise point called Lagyap Dara, divides the village of Malling from the adjoining Paksem village. The sunrise from this point is breathtaking as it overlooks the young fold mountains of the Himalayas.
- Bird and Butterfly Watching:
Malling is famed for its varying flora and fauna. As a result it Is also a hub for variety of butterflies and birds making it a perfect place for the activity.
- Mountain Biking:
Mountain bikes are available at the homestay for guests interested.
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