The Dakboong homestay is one of the many humble homes you can find in the state. This semi-concrete cottage is nestled by a beautiful orchard that retains an aura of serenity. The friendly hosts along with their two young-spirited children are always happy to greet and welcome you for a warm Sikkim journey. You can engage in gardening and farming activities along with your hosts spending a lot of meaningful time during your trip. Since agriculture is the cornerstone of the Payong village of South Sikkim, it gives you an opportunity to learn traditional farming methods from the locals.
This homestay in South Sikkim offer a unique opportunity to understand the state’s rural life thus gaining an insight into the lives of the communities. While your visit to Sikkim can invoke you to participate and enjoy the local activities of the natives and understand their customs and lifestyle first-hand. The locals residing in the village of Payong are a heterogeneous mix of Nepali communities like Chettri, Rai & Gurung, peppered with a few Lepchas. This gives you a good exposure to the diverse Sikkimese culture.
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By Air: The closest airport to our program location is located in Bagdogra, Siliguri, West Bengal (IXB). There are flights almost every day to this airport from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore
By Train: Nearest railway stations to Sikkim are Jalpaiguri (187 km) and Siliguri (146 km), that is well-connected to major cities like Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi and Mumbai. Pick up will be arranged from the airport/railway station to the homestay
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