India West Bengal

Rangka-Sukim Homestay by Muhaan

Incredible Place

Immersive experience in indigenous culture, sustainable practices, and local festivals

Inspiring People

Passionate team dedicated to preserving indigenous culture and fostering sustainable tourism

Impactful Planet

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Experience the Essence of indigenous Kirati Rai Culture at Rangka Sukim Homestay

Incredible Place

Forest Mountain

Immersive experience in indigenous culture, sustainable practices, and local festivals

Guests can experience Parengtar’s unique festivals: the Asaar Pandhra Festival in June/July, celebrating rice paddy planting, and the Kholeydai Harvest Festival in November/December, celebrating the rice harvest. These lively festivals offer an immersive glimpse into rural life in the Eastern Himalayas. Enjoy culinary experiences, village walks with locals, and learn indigenous craftsmanship from Narbahadur Chamling Rai, one of the last craftsmen of the Nepali Madal, practicing for nearly 60 years.

Philosophy

At Rangka Sukim Homestay, every aspect is infused with personal touches that reflect the warmth and hospitality of the Rai family. From the meticulously tended nursery by Binita Rai, showcasing her passion for plants and flowers, to Roshan Rai’s pioneering efforts in promoting tourism in the area, guests are immersed in genuine care and attention to detail. The homestay’s commitment to preserving indigenous traditions and fostering community-based tourism creates an authentic and enriching experience for visitors. With interactive learning opportunities, cultural events, and sustainable practices embedded into every stay, Rangka Sukim Homestay offers a deeply meaningful and memorable retreat in the heart of the Eastern Himalayas.

History

Parengtar is a close-knit community that helps one another with daily and agricultural duties, mostly their paddy fields. Home to a majority of Kirati Rai people of the Eastern Himalayas, they aim to preserve their indigenous worship of land and nature through interactive learning, events and local cultural experiences. Roshan Rai is one of the first people in his area to start promoting tourism, and has opened his family home to guests, Rangka-Sukim Homestay. Binita Rai is the lady of the house and has a deep passion for plants and flowers with an exquisite nursery.

Mission & Vision

Rangka Sukim Homestay offers an immersive experience in the close-knit community of Parengtar, nestled in the Eastern Himalayas. Run by Roshan Rai and his family, it embodies the rich cultural heritage of the Kirati Rai people, emphasizing their indigenous worship of land and nature. With a focus on preserving rural traditions, the homestay provides interactive learning opportunities, authentic cultural experiences, and sustainable practices. Guests are invited to partake in Parengtar’s vibrant festivals, culinary delights, village walks, and indigenous craftsmanship, fostering a deep connection with nature and local heritage. This holistic approach to hospitality makes Rangka Sukim Homestay a transformative destination, where visitors can rediscover harmony and balance in their lives.

Inspiring People

Good for Long-Term Stays (1+ Month) Good for Unplugging Active / Outdoors Cultural / Creative

Passionate team dedicated to preserving indigenous culture and fostering sustainable tourism

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Muhaan

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A social enterprise founded by team of driven individuals, who are working to develop sustainable community tourism models in the remote villages

Host since ...

2024

We speak ...

Bengali, English, Hindi, Nepali

We have lived in...

India, Nepal

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Rangka Sukim Homestay aspires to inspire guests by providing immersive experiences that foster a deeper connection with nature, community, and indigenous culture. Through interactive learning, participation in local festivals, and engagement with sustainable practices, guests are encouraged to reflect on their own lifestyles and consider the value of preserving traditional wisdom and environmental stewardship. By nurturing a sense of appreciation for the land and its people, the homestay aims to empower guests to make positive changes in their lives and contribute to the holistic well-being of both individuals and communities.

Impactful Planet

Food & Drink

Fostering sustainability through its zero-waste model village and support for responsible tourism

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Parengtar promotes Community-based tourism by creatively offering authentic and sustainable solutions for preserving its rural heritage. Their zero-waste model village for tourism and sustainability that supports responsible tourism practices and empowers local communities. Parengtar Nawlo Umanga Welfare Society was established in 2021 to mobilise the community for the holistic welfare and healing of the village through sustainable livelihood initiatives.

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Our Location

Beautiful quiet village known for its stunning natural beauty and vibrant cultural heritage

Address

Rangka-Sukim Homestay, 2VWF+V4V, Compoun Village Road, Paren Godak Khasmahal, West Bengal 734319

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