Step Aside is situated a short distance away from the Chaurastha, on the way to the Bhutia Basti Monastery
, in Darjeeling
, West Bengal
. It was the home of the Indian freedom-fighter late Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das, who is famous as C R Das.
The first floor of the house is preserved as the same way as he left it. The ground floor is used as a maternity clinic.
Step Aside also holds the secret of the second Kumar of Bhowal of the famous ĎBhowal Sanyasií case. It is said that Kumar was found dead in this house and was cremated at a Hindu burning ghat. After 12 years, on his death anniversary, Kumar appeared in Dacca and laid claim to his estate. The mystery behind the death still remains.