Darap is situated nearly 08 kilometers from Pelling and is 20 minutes drive on the way to Yuksom. The Village is inhabited mainly by People from Limboo Community and a small number of families from mixed communities like Bhutias, Chettris, Tamangs, Rais, Gurungs and Lepchas. The land scape of the area is moderately sloppy and gentle valley unlike other locations in west. Because of its location advantage as it is merely some minutes drive away from Pelling Darap possesses tourism potential and the educated youths of this village are actively in to activities of promotion of this little valley. Culturally and traditionally rich Darap appears photogenic when bough wheat farms bear flowers and harvest takes place. The village has schools, health centre, Library, computer learning centre, community meeting place, shops and nice eating places. Darap is coming up as a popular home stay destination. The main Organization that is responsible for the change that is taking place in Darap is Darap Agro Farm and Tourism Development Cooperative Limited. Visit it .
The cottages are constructed in a eco friendly way. Locally available materials architected by elderly villagers with traditional expertise caters home-style accommodation with modern facilities that makes your stay comfortable. The village is run by the family members with the help of support staffs. Comfort and the convenience of the guest are of absolute priority along with cleanliness and hygienic enviorenment is stressed. Natural setting amidst nature, dense greenery, delightful flowers, fresh water pond, restaurant with fire place, TT table, Pool room, Bar, Dining hall, Garden cafe, Internet, Parking, Library, Laundry Service, Extra Kitchen Facility, room heater, baby Sitting, evening Cultural show, hot water, local cuisine, hot stone bath & mountain biking are also made available.
Eight kilometers away from ‘Pelling’ towards Yuksam - Khecheperi road, Daragaon Village Retreat (Gurung Homestay) is located. The stay is peaceful, relaxed and the homestay offer a homely environment. Food is nice and meals prepared from freshly grown organic vegetables grown locally. During the stay one would enjoy and experience a village life, which enable them to understand the people of Sikkim, their language, culture and livelihood.
Road from Siliguri takes 6 - 7 hours drive by car and is roughly 150 kilometers. The route followed is Siliguri - Jorethang - Geyzing - Pelling and then to Darap. Bagdogra Airport and New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) is 170 kilometers and the drive is through scenic settings. The drive to Kalimpong is nearly 120 kilometers and Darjeeling is nearly the same distance of 120 kilometers and 4 - 5 hours drive. The state capital of Gangtok is 150 kilometers and is nearly 4 - 5 hours drive. Ravangla and Namchi is nearly 65 kilometers from here and is 2 -3 hours drive. There is an helipad in Pelling. Darap can be reached by shared jeep or by reserved taxi from every corners of the state. It is located mid way between Pelling-Yuksom (anicient capital of Sikkim)-Khechupalri Lake and of course world famous Singhalila Himalayan trek from Nambu and Dzongri Trek from Yuksom,the mystique of Tashiding and other mountaineering routes in West Sikkim