Jangbeer Daju Homestay in Darjeeling is owned and managed by Jangbeer Daju. He was the first to accept the initiative from Tathagata Journeys. The home-stay is part of the Small Farmer's Collective known as Mineral Spring Sanjukta Vikas Sanstha, which is an Organic and Fair Trade Certified Small Farmers' Collective producing agricultural & plantation crops such as Tea, Ginger, Cardamom, Turmeric, Manderine and other seasonal vegetables.
Daju means "elder brother", the host is popularly known as Jangbeer Daju and he is well known in the area. He is a farmer by profession and grows an abundance of oranges, ginger, candamon, and other fruits and veggies.
This accommodation provider has taken action to address one or more issues (whether environmental, social or cultural) which will contribute positively to the long term viability of the destination and hence their site displays a Caring for the destination rating.
Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:
Jangbeer Daju focuses on the development and sustainable rural tourism in his village and is actively involved in all the developmental activities in the village.
Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:
Jangbeer Daju Homestay is a part of the entire community development project initiated by Tathagata Journeys - Jangbeer Daju is actively engaged in promoting sustainable rural tourism in the area, setting of self-help groups of people who want to convert their homes to home-stay for travelers. He is also completely certified Organic Farmer.