nestled on Ekane Dara slopes in Lower Kolakham, just 1Km to changey falls, and is the pride and joy of kolakhamgreenbliss
We're located in Lower Kolakham, off beat from crowded Upper Kolakham, just 1 Km ahead of Changey Waterfall and 500 Meters from Changey River. Trekking down from the property will take you to Kolakham Village and Reshi River Picnic Point, without spending a penny on transportation.
Climb down approx.. 40 easy stairs from main road and walk another 40-50 steps, to reach the gated and secure homestay. We’ve our own well maintained lawn and all activities like campfire, karaoke, games, shopping, cafe, plants nursery, art studio are within the premises.
Security, is one of the main concerns of travelers in off beat locations.
We will welcome you to a Gated Premises within a well-maintained neighborhood, with a controlled entrance, walled territory, monitored by CCTV cameras.
Only couple of properties have a view of an unexplored 7 step waterfall in Kolakham named Shampung Waterfall. Our Property offers best view of Shampung Waterfall from the rooms and other sections of the property, besides Mt. Kanchanjunga, Rishi River, Rhenock, Rishyop and Lava.
24 *7 electricity back-up empowered by renewable energy addressing the issue of power outages in off beat locations.
Cuddled on fringes of Neora Valley National Park,, Kolakham reveals a lavish and supreme view of nature. The unique location of Kolakham makes it the ideal base for exploring the less trodden destination like Lava, Rishop, Lolegaon in Kalimpong and Alitar, Mul Kharga in Sikkim. The journey to this picturesque place from nearby cities, is by road and appealing experience in itself. En route, there is some of the most beautiful tea gardens, Chel riverbed picnic spot, Chitungpul picnic spot and the road further continues through Paparkheti, which is the picturesque village. Passing through Neora Valley National Park, the scenic beauty is unmatchable as the road passes through the dense and luscious green tropical and pine trees. The park is enriched by its amazing bi-diversity of endangered species of plants, animals and birds. Elevation from Lava ranges from 7200 Ft to Kolakham (Upper) 6200 Feet & Kolakham (Lower) extends to a lower altitude of around 5500 Feet.
Kolakham – The Himalayan Retreat, is an owner operated boutique farm stay nestled on the Ekane Dara slopes, atop Changey Falls, amidst lush Silent Valley and is said to be the pride and joy of the quaint and pretty hill village of Kolakham. Nature gracing the views no matter where you look, acres of slopes come packed with fragrant & colorful looking bounty. Amidst all this beauty lies, our property with a view overlooking the Rishi River and Mount Kanchenjunga range. The rooms here spell out pure luxury. It's flanked by beautiful gardens that only enhance the beauty and aura of the place. This is one place you really wouldn't want to check out of, as it provides complete solitude for the soul! Behold the mighty Mount Kanchenjunga as you breathe in the fresh mountain air. Spectacular snow views, good food and warm hospitality makes it a great choice for some relaxation and fun. Head here to dismiss the din of the city and rejuvenate. With 6 exquisitely luxurious rooms and each room accommodating up to 3 guests, well equipped, well-furnished and attached with spacious modern western toilet with hot running water.
Most Kolakham Homestays are clustered in Upper Kolakham which is 7 Kms away from Changey Waterfalls. However the Upper Kolakham has slowly expanded and lost the charm of an isolated, peaceful natural ambience. Our farmstay is just 500 meters from Changey Khola and 1 Km from Changey waterfall. 6 kms ahead of the main village and offers you the charm of wild and peaceful beauty. During your stay in the hotels in Kolakham, each morning you will wake up to the sweet melody of birds chirping on the trees surrounding the resort. From the rooms, you can view the sunrise and the rays of sunshine reflecting of the Kunchenjunga, and hills of oak, cedar, and pine all around. Add to that the view of the waterfall falls flowing with a natural musical background. It the only farm stay in Kolakham where you will experience nature & enjoy a grand view of the Himalayan Peaks.
It’s lovely round shaped terrace right in the middle of valley from where you can sit and embrace the nature with 360 degree valley view, Mount Khanchendzonga range and Reshi River. Guests can sight Rhenock (Sikkim), Lava, Rishyop and other villages from the hawaghar. It’s an ideal place for clicking memorable pictures. Nestled in the backdrop of charming hills and alluring landscape, Silent Valley Hawaghar is the perfect place to visit with the bells on. Expect to be mesmerized by the serene surrounding and irresistible views of Silent Valley Hawaghar. The serene ambiance of the place is a treat for nature lovers, who can also choose to embark on trekking expeditions to explore the places nearby. It offers 360 degrees majestic views of the snow-capped Mount Kanchenjunga, lush green valley, Rishi River and Rehsyop Falls.
A round shaped café with beautiful ambience, low lying seating, colorful furniture, 20 windows overseeing the valley and river. The café also has a fireplace and karaoke for open mic events and art displays. Option for Campfire and BBQ availing indoor fire place as well as outdoors.
An in-house Plant Nursery and Pot Studio with beautiful lawn and sit-out area, besides its well-maintained kitchen garden. The places also sells beautiful succulents and cactus, potted plants and pots. Established in the year 2022, by CMA, Sandeep Kumar Sehgal in association with members of women self help group, "Green Bliss" is a Village Level entrepreneurship venture, engaged in cultivation of an assortment of all types of plants and succulents.
Rangeela is an in house art studio which is made accessible to allcomers, in the short term, during open studio events, where artistic or creative work can be viewed and created collaboratively. Rangeela intends to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. Rangeela blurs the boundaries between theory and practice, sparking insights and enabling the discovery of new kinds of meaning. It allows for greater freedom of thought and expression. Its ultimate aim is to pioneer fresh modes of communication and sharing, and produce innovative forms of public engagement. As our guests get inspired by the breathtaking sights and sounds of the nature, they create works of art, thereby distressing them selves. It's an "Art therapy" whereby our guests explore and express their emotions and thoughts using art as a means of communication and good news is that one doesn't need to be very creative or artistic to take this up!
Traditional Buddhist style gift shop with local handicrafts and pickles etc. The colorful roof in the front yard of gift shop overseeing the kitchen garden and Pot Studio is not to be missed. Guests can shop for Handicrafts, Local Pickles and Chutney, Local Organic Products besides all general items.
CMA Sandeep Kumar Sehgal is a village level entrepreneur, certified by CSC academy and reputed ISB under the Digital India Program of MeitY, GOI. Sandeep shares the vision areas of Digital India program particularly the citizens of Rural India. Sandeep is a change agent and promotes rural entrepreneurship and builds rural capacities and livelihoods. He is a natural enabler of community participation and collective with key focus on the local citizens and has set-up an Information & Communication Technology (#ICT) based Centre, for the local community of Kolakham and surrounding areas which functions as an 'access point' for delivery of various electronic services to the locals, thereby contributing to development of a digitally and financially inclusive society. A supporter of renewable energy and passionate about skill development, Sandeep holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from prestigious panjab university, chandigarh and is FCMA(ICWAI, Kolkata) and CISA(ISACA, United States). Sandeep is an alumni of PriceWaterHouseCoopers and founded several entrepreneurship ventures in the last few years post his early retirement. Sandeep carries immense experience gained through working in several countries in Africa, MiddleEast and SouthEastAsia.