West Bengal  /  Published 01.08.22

Cash for Alipurduar homestays

Owners of homestay accommodations in Alipurduar district have started receiving registration certificates from the Bengal government and will also soon receive financial aid from the state. District ...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

Visit  /  Published 23.07.22

This Goan homestay offers a charming getaway

Planning to book a beach getaway? Explore Casa Galgibaga, located in South Goa on the pristine Galgibaga beach. The 70-year-old family-run home has been redesigned as a modern holiday accommodation. C...

West Bengal  /  Published 13.07.22

Push for homestay by workers

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asked chief secretary H.K. Dwivedi to bring about suitable amendments to policies to allow tea estate workers to set up homestays in gardens, a move that would provide a maj...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Places  /  Published 09.07.22

A luxe stay within a tea estate

An activity that we won’t forget was witnessing the night plucking where women plucked tea amidst fire torches while dressed in traditional attire and sang folk songs. Another memorable experien...
By Zeba Akhtar Ali

Places  /  Published 08.07.22

Amadpur Baithak Khana – A hark back to ‘desher baris’ of the past

Amadpur is less than 100km north-west of Kolkata. One can take the Durgapur Expressway and then take a right turn from Masagram to reach Memari.  Cross the railway crossing near Memari Railwa...
By Amitabha Gupta


Science Tech  /  Published 24.06.22

Airbnb encourages ‘craziest listing ideas’

You have an idea for a whacky, crazy-looking property? Airbnb is giving out $10 million to create the craziest bookable properties around the world. The fund will help finance 100 of the craziest idea...
By Mathures Paul

Places  /  Published 19.05.22

In pictures: The cosy Kaleege House farmstay in Takdah

By Karo Christine Kumar

Places  /  Published 19.05.22

This idyllic farmstay is a little-known gem in Takdah Cantonment

How to get there: Kaleege House, in Takdah Cantt. is located midway between the towns of Darjeeling and Kalimpong. From New Jalpaiguri/Siliguri, you can reserve a vehicle to Takdah Cantonment. From ...
By Karo Christine Kumar

Opinion  /  Published 21.04.22

Letters to the Editor: Kalbaishakhis are becoming increasingly rare

Receding storm Sir — In the month of April and May, nor’westers — kalbaishakhis in local parlance — bring relief from the stifling and sultry Calcutta summer. When d...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 27.03.22

Surge of ‘outsiders’ in homestay business bothers stakeholders

Tourism stakeholders have raised concern over the emerging trend of leasing out homestays in the Darjeeling hills to “outsiders” and have warned that this would destroy the essence of vill...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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