HOLUMBA facing Mount. Kanchenjunga is a 2 acres natural landscaped botanical extravangenza, water fed by a natural spring, inhabited by a flora population over 1000 species of orchids, plants & trees, and
conveniently located on the main highway,a kilometre ahead of Kalimpong town having own car park & garages. (The Ven. Bikchu Sangharakshita lived in "The Hermitage"
(Magnolia) and refers to it as his Garden of Eden.)
offers the nature loving tourists an expansive orchid nursery :-"Nurseryman's Haven", world wide exporter since 1972 - specialist in Indo- Burmese orchids & Himalayan & Exotic - bulbs, tubers, rhizomes,
plants, & seeds.
offers the tired travellers, a quiet rest in quaint & affordable
six individual home stay in wooden chalet-type cottages of "Holumba Haven"
complex, situated within the acres of orchid farm and forested botanical park.
The chalets named : Bamboo Groove, Magnolia,
Pine Woods, Spring Site,
& Wood Cot, each have
double accommodation rooms, attached western bathrooms
with running cold spring water and attached electric
geyser. Total rooms - sixteen double accommodations. Dining room -The Orchid (seating 24 pax) is an annexe to the residence of Karma T. Pempahishey and family - owners of the niche.
The Pempahishey family houses a fairly extensive private library on:-
1. The Indian Sub Continent and Tibetan – Cultural History and Religion with special interest in The Trans Himalayan Region.
2. .Plants – specializing in Orchid Species of India besides medicinal plants,
...of India and plants in general.
Library: Private library stocked with various topics.
Use on request
Home Library: Selection of books on botany, geography,
history, religions of India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and
North East India.
General information provided at all times. Topics
subject discussion arranged with local resource persons.