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Status of Ecotourism in West Sikkim, homestays, eco operators, Eco entrepreneurs Date: 11/06/’15


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1. Name of the lodge: CHERRY VILLAGE RESORT (homestay)

2. No. of rooms in the lodge: 5 rooms (2 bedded)

3. No. of people accommodated in the lodge: 10 persons

4. Food provided by the lodge: Traditional dish (local food, nepali), Indian, Chinese specialize in Churpi, Gundruk,
Sisnoo, Ningroo, mushroom (phing)

5. Rate per room in the lodge: CP plan (breakfast & Dinner) Rs. 2500/- (twin), Rs. 500/- extra person

6. Rate per room per person with meals: Rs. 1200/- (CP)

7. Meals provided, included in the tariff:

Breakfast Lunch Dinner Others

8. Activities of the lodge: i. Darap Village Walk, ii. Lepcha, Limboo homestay sightseeing,

iii. Bee keeping, mulching cow, cardamom plantation, iv. Village culture, organic food

9. Name of manager/proprietor: Mr. Susheel Tamang

10. Contact no. of lodge/mobile: (+91) 9647820584, 9733235441

11. Email address: /

12. Facebook link/website:

13. Address of the lodge: Darap, Pelling, West Sikkim, India - 737113

14. Facilities in the lodge/Services:

Wifi: na Parking: V TV: V Hot water : V Library: V

15. Getting to the lodge: NJP or Siliguri to Pelling to Darap

16. Vehicles/ rate of vehicles: Rs. 3000/- Innova

17. Seasons to visit/ USP of the lodge: April-May, October-November/

Serene peaceful, village environment with local culture

Other activities: Snooker table, table tennis, bonfire

18. No. of staff employed: 3 persons (local)

Society/ cooperative: Darap Ecotourism Committee (community based tourism)

Cherry village Resort is situated at Darap, 4kms away from Pelling, on the way to Kheceopalri lake, West Sikkim, India.
The lodge has cottages constructed of wood and stones from the neighbouring area. Its aesthetics consists of
traditional handicrafts, which are also on display in the Curio shop.
Mr. Susheel Tamang is the proprieter of the lodge and is managed by him. He is also a recipient of the State Samman
Purashkar 2013. The Darap Eco Tourism Committee was awarded the Best Tourism Development Committee in
2009/10 on the occasion of World Tourism Day. The lodge is part of the Commmittee/Cooperative.
Photos of the lodge/ link: Darap Ecotourism Committee (community based tourism)

Entrance to the lodge Cottage with rooms

A double bed room with attched toilet. The beds are made Local staff employed at the lodge
of logs from the surrounding area

Bathroom facilities with hot water Curio shop at the lodge