After 15 years in rural tourism based from his home in Samthar, retired General Jimmy Singh is working with Insider Tours to support village homestay holidays. Guests live in homestays within the village, learning with the local craftsmen - who in turn get a direct income from their trades. The wider project includes educational support for school children and vocational training.
During your stay in the village, you'll be able to join in village activities such as ploughing, sowing, harvesting, collection of firewood and fodder, cow herding, goat care, cooking, mat and basket making, and blacksmithing.
You can explore the countryside, join in the cricket and football matches, play cards with the village elders, or relax in peace in your homestay (a separate self-contained home). Village Home stay accommodation caters for comfortable Double / Twin Guest rooms, with furnishings bed and toilet linen. Attached western style toilets are provided, for all. Hot water is available on request. Room heaters are provided in winter. Extra beds can be arranged for children. Guests are served on a table set with crockery, cutlery, and table linen. They can also choose a traditional floor sitting service, served in traditional utensils / leaves The cuisine provides for semi western style breakfasts with Indian, Nepali Chinese and Lepcha dishes, for lunch and dinner. Food is home cooked. Local products are used to the maximum extent.Click Here For Our Village Homestay Holiday (Eastern Himalaya Tour)