Friday, 23 May 2014

Tamang House – A Little Home In Gangtok

There was a promise of warmth the moment I checked in at Tamang House. A great hospitality is one thing and a feeling of ‘home away from home’ is another. I experienced the latter at Tamang House.

Tamang House is a cosy home stay in Gangtok, which is run by a Sikkimese couple – Mr and Mrs B. C. Tamang. I stayed there or I should rather say that I made my home there for a couple of days when I arrived in Gangtok.


I stayed in a cute little suite

It was a lovely suite with a lobby, a dining room, a little sitting area, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Well, it was too much for a solo traveller like me, but I enjoyed it. Why complain when you get more than you expect? The beds were clean and well arranged. The rooms had a nice set of lights and lamps that created a cosy atmosphere. As a bonus, one of the rooms had a heater too (though I didn’t need to use it).


I had delicious home-cooked meals     

This was the most adorable part of my stay at Tamang House that I got to eat simple, yet delicious meals prepared by the lady of the house – Mrs Tamang. She also included some Sikkimese specialties like Ningro and shared the secret behind the sumptuous rice that they eat – they add local white butter to make the rice taste so rich.

My lovely hosts - The Tamangs

An ideal place for a solo traveller (and also for families and couples)

I’d say Tamang House is an ideal abode for a solo traveller. With such wonderful hosts, I almost felt at home. I chatted quite a bit with Mr and Mrs Tamang. They are a really sweet couple who receives their guests with open arms. I know that’s a clichéd, but that’s the only way to put it.


Tamang House is safe, comfy and a lovely place. Although it’s well-equipped with all the required amenities, I’d not say that it’s too showy. It is a simple home stay to help you miss your home less.


Tamang House is at a walking distance from the very famous MG Marg

Gangtok is a city that can be explored on foot. Of course, there are some areas that are too steep to walk and one gets out of breath soon. But, the more you walk the more you are able to get in touch with the local charms. I enjoyed walking my way up to the MG Marg and while returning, I got a chance to catch a quick glance of the football match that was on at the Paljor Stadium.


Would you prefer a home stay over a hotel? Is Tamang House your kind of a place to stay?

Note: I was hosted by Tamang House for two days. However, the views and opinions are my own.


To book a room at Tamang House, please log on to their website: www.gangtokhomestay.com

21 comments:

  1. This looks like EXACTLY the kind of place I love to stay. Reminds me of an awesome little place I stayed at in Yanshuo. thanks for reviewing this one. Love these kinds of places, the best kind of place to stay IMO wherever you go!

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    1. Yeah Andrew, Tamang House is a lovely home stay in Gangtok. I'm sure you are going to love it!

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  2. That's a very cozy place to stay overnight. It's not too small and not too big - just perfect for two. I see you treated yourself with some nice food - omomomo, I'm getting hungry now :D1

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    1. Haha! Yeah Agness, I had some yummy food there. :) The best thing was that it was home-cooked, which is so rare while traveling. Yes, Tamang House is not too small and not too big - it's just what you need.

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  3. Home stay mostly scores over hotel stay....

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    1. Yeah Anchit, for the simple fact that home stays give you that homey feeling while you are away...

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  4. Oh yes Renuka, TP is definitely my kinda place. Thanks for the comprehensive write up along with the lovely pics. Great work

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  5. Staying at a place that gives you a homely and comfy feeling is my first pick rather picking an expensive and luxurious hotel. Loved it :)

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    1. Bang on, Anjum! I am completely with you!

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  6. It's really amazing to read your experiences often, do keep them regular , we shall eagerly look forward to reading them

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    1. Thanks Sailor :) I'm glad you liked reading my experiences. There are many more coming up!

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  7. Thanks for sharing this informative post !

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  8. Thanks Renuka for the post.. I am planning to visit with my family to Gangtok in May '16 and will stay here

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  9. Hi Mr.Saurav
    I have booked a place in your esteemed place for one night stay on 23rd Feb to 24th Feb 2017 on an experimental basis.My main tour plan is for 6 days in March,,2017 for Sikkim tour.
    Hope to meet you on 23rd Feb .
    My contact numbers are as under.
    09790910525
    07276084120
    Kindly feel free to call me .Thank you.
    Regards
    Andrew Samuel
    andrew.samuel@gmail.com

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  10. Hi Mr.Saurav
    I have booked a place in your esteemed place for one night stay on 23rd Feb to 24th Feb 2017 on an experimental basis.My main tour plan is for 6 days in March,,2017 for Sikkim tour.
    Hope to meet you on 23rd Feb .

    My contact numbers are as under.
    09790910525
    07276084120
    Kindly feel free to call me .Thank you.
    Regards
    Andrew Samuel
    andrew.samuel@gmail.com
    www.samandysam.blogspot.in

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  11. Hi Renuka we are shortlisting Tamang hs after going through your write-up.hope we too would get the same experience.bout one thing do we get vegetarian food.the main reason for choosing home stay is for vegetarian food my kids are picky. Thank you Radhika

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  12. Our stay is in may third week

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    1. I'm sure you are going to have a great time!

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