Crookety House

Location: Atisha Rd, Kalimpong Khasmahal, Kalimpong, West Bengal 734301, India

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Crookety House
Crookety House

Day by day, people are growing fond of historical places. They want to know about people in the past and their means of living. What if today we address a historical bungalow in Kalimpong where a famous writer lived? Sounds amazing ain’t it. Let’s dig into the details.

What is Crookety House ?

This House of Kalimpong is also known as the Helena Roerich Museum. Helena Roerich spent the last seven years of her life in this bungalow .

Who was Helena Roerich ? 

Helena Roerich  was born on 12 February 1879. She was a great Russian Philosopher. She was a  theosophist writer and a public figure. She worked under the guidance of her husband Nicholas Roerich. In her lifetime she was the President Founder of the institute of Himalayan Studies “Urusvati” in India. She also translated the two volumes of Secret Doctrine. She died on 5th October 1955 at the age of 76 in Kalimpong India.

Who built the Crookety House ?

It was built by the British in the 1940s.

What is the history behind this House ?

After the death of Nicholas Roerich his wife, the great philosopher Helena Roerich decided to stay in India. The Roerich family believed that they were guided by the Master Morya. She wanted to stay in a tranquil place that’s why she chose that Crookety House built by the british where she could get the natural calm view of the mountain Himalayan along with the mountain Kanchenjunga and continue her work, writing and painting. Helena Roerich spent the last seven years of her life in that Crookety House.

Gate of Crookety House
Gate of Crookety House

What is the inside and outside view of Crookety House?

The house is built at the top of the mountain. The Crookety House or Helena Roerich Museum carries the memories of her and the Roerich family. In the house there are lots of paintings, books , old pictures of Roerich families. The rooms of Helena Roerich bear all her stuff and memories. There are books for the visitors. Outside the Crookety House there is stunning natural scenery of the mountain Himalayan. The house is facing the Kanchenjunga mountain visitors could get the most amazing natural view of the mountain Kanchenjunga from the Crookety House.

Why are people attracted to the Crookety House?

The Crookety House is now transformed into the Helena Roerich museum. Nowadays it has become  the main attraction of Kalimpong. People from all around the world gather in the museum for a calm and peaceful environment. In a word people loved the calm atmosphere of the house. The house carries the tradition of the Roerich family and memories of the great philosopher Helena Roerich.

Who is the authority of Helena Roerich Museum?

The authority of the Helena Roerich Museum is Italian admirers of the Roerich family.

Is it safe to visit this House?

Yes, it is safe to visit this House at Kalimpong. Visitors from all around the world pay a visit to this museum.

Kalimpong Police Station

Where is the dead body of Helena Roerich?

The dead body of Helena Roerich was disposed of at the top of the mountain facing the Kanchenjunga mountain.

What is the best time to visit this place?

The best time to visit:

  • March – June 
  • September – December

What is the entry fee of Crookety House?

There is no entry fee to visit.

Is photography allowed in the Crookety House?

Yes, photography is allowed in the Crookety House .

How can visitors contact the authority of Helena Roerich Museum?

Yes, visitors can contact the authority of Helena Roerich Museum.

Phone Number: +39 0578 299985

Can kanchenjunga mountain be seen from Crookety House?

Yes, in the clear sky Kanchenjunga mountain can be seen from The Crookety House .

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How to reach

By road: The Kalimpong Bus Station is only 2.5 km away from the Crookety House. It will take only 9 minutes approximately to reach the destination.

By railway: It is 65.1 km away from the Siliguri Jn Train Station. It will take approximately 2 hours 26 minutes from the station to reach the house. And from the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station the Crookety House  is 68.8 km away . It will take approximately 2 hours 36 minutes from the station to reach the destination .

By airport: The Bagdogra Airport is 77 km away from the house , it will take around 2 hour 44 minutes to reach the destination.

                            We wish you all the very best for your journey.
                                                  Happy Travelling.

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