about holumbaaccommodation in holumbatourism in and around kalimpongWelcome to the world of orchids

     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. 

     HOLUMBA 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, Tree TopsWood 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.


Holumba Haven rated "excellent" by travellers

  PineWoods Cottage Spring Site . Tree Tops . Fish Pond  
Pinewoods Room Sring Site Room Tree Tops sroom Lawn Garden
The Orchid Longue Spring Site Sitting Room The Orchid The Orchid Dining Room
Wood Cot The Main House The Orchid Lawn Office Lawn
Wood Cot Room Bamboo Groove Bamboo Groove Room Magnolia Room
Car Parking Entry Gate Magnolia - The Hermitage Magnolia Lawn

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