We would like to hear from you. There are several
ways that you can get in touch with us.
If you would like more information about certain
aspects of HDFS, mail us on
HDFS Office: +91 - 3592 - 229565
Lepcha Cottage: +91 - 3592 - 226014
Ms. Keepu Lepcha: +91 - 9832080150
Mr. Baichung Lepcha: +91 - 9434488303
Human Development Foundation of Sikkim
G.R.B.A. Road, Chongey Tar
You could also visit us at Lepcha Cottage or the
The school at Children’s Village is closed for
winter between mid-December and mid-February and for
a week in mid-June for the summer holidays. Lepcha Cottage is open throughout the year.
By Air/Rail: The nearest airport is Bagdogra
(124 kms) in West Bengal. It is connected by air to New
Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati. The two closest railway
stations are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri (NJP) connecting
Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Guwahati and other
important cities in India.
From Bagdogra Airport or New
Jalpaiguri (NJP)/ Siliguri stations (both in West Bengal),
you can take
a share taxi/ bus to Gangtok (Sikkim) town centre. The journey takes
about 4 hours. There is also a helicopter service
plying between Bagdogra and Gangtok.
From Gangtok town you can hire a taxi to Lepcha Cottage or
By Road: Gangtok is well connected by road to
Darjeeling, Kalimpong, and Siliguri. The Sikkim Nationalised
Transport (SNT) plies regular bus services from all major
cities and towns in North Bengal to Gangtok. Private and
shared taxi services are also available from these towns..
Good motorable roads connect Gangtok with Siliguri 114 kms,
Kolkata 725 kms and Darjeeling 139 kms.
From Gangtok town, you can get a
taxi to Chandmari, where Ms. Keepu’s Lepcha Cottage
is located (about 3 kms.). You could also hire a taxi
from Gangtok town centre to Chongay (about 9 kms.)
where the Children’s Village is situated.
You can take a look at the map below for further details.
Should you need assistance when you are in Gangtok,
please visit the Sikkim Tourism Centre on M.G Marg (near
the taxi stand) where the staff will be glad to help you.