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Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse

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#Fourteen generations of the family have lived here. The original house built by Sharkahlon Tshering Thondup, a prominent minister in the 18th century, stands to this day. The place was selected due to its remoteness, as a safe haven from marauding invaders from across the borders. The main floor of the house today serves as the reception centre.
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Mohit Gupta wrote a review May 2018
Kolkata (Calcutta), India152 contributions26 helpful votes
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Any review for this place would fall short of what you actually experience here. As it is said that, words can’t be good enough to describe the feeling, the place and the people who run this farmhouse. You get up in the morning with excellent view of the hills with prayer flags fluttering all around. The cottages can easily put any 2 BHK flats to shame in a proper city. The decor so very well gels with the natural surroundings. There is an infinity swimming pool for adults and one for kids with a gym nearby. The only sound one would hear once you get up is of birds chirping and your own footsteps. Everything that is served is fresh from their own farm. Starting from milk which in a bottle is served at 7:00 A.M daily. The taste of which is something which lingers on and you feel like asking for more. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner is all amazing with home grown products. We had eggs to order, toast with butter/jam, porridge, juice, buckwheat pancake with honey, cottage cheese with fresh tomatoes, alu parantha with fresh curd, tea/coffee, milk for breakfast. Lunch was Sikkimese with soup, rice, chapati, Dal, variety of veggies, chicken and dessert. All home grown. The taste and texture of lassi would stay on with me lifelong. Dinner was either Chinese or Continental as desired. All very tasty and healthy. Special care is taken of kids and children’s and their preferences. Coming back to the place, it is as beautiful and well managed as one could think of. This I am saying after visiting many places (Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore, Maldives, etc.) across India and abroad. The hospitality extended by Gyatso and her family is unmatched and tough for any professional to emulate. Her father was kind enough to help us taste local brew - Chaang which was heavenly. The family has rich presence in Sikkim and a lineage to be proud of. They are ably supported by a person whose abbreviation of the name is “OT”. He is the most charming, helpful and humble person and always on his toes for any kind of help. We also did Manchu (hot stone bath). This is not a typical hot bath but something which takes almost 6 hours to get ready with local herbs. It was fabulous and needs to be experienced. Highly recommended. With all the proper amenities we must not forget that this is a homestay and we need to respect the people and surrounding there. The beauty of the place is in its serenity, silence and connect with nature. If you are planning to visit North East India, my recommendation is to include Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse in the itenary. I am sure the memories would be something to be cherished for lifelong. GO, REDISCOVER SELF.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Thomas R wrote a review May 2018
London, United Kingdom32 contributions19 helpful votes
We stayed for a night after a hike to Dzongri. Great welcome, excellent food, fascinating property and a very pleasant pool for some recovery time. Easy to get a shared jeep to Reyshii and then taxi up from there to save a long expensive private transfer.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Torsten S wrote a review Apr 2018
Düsseldorf, Germany2 contributions4 helpful votes
Its worth to travel from europe to Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse just to spend some days there. A perfect place. The LUPEY Room was the cheapest option and it was perfect for us. The food is quite a thrill. Thanks Dekyi
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Date of stay: April 2018
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MariaNilsson wrote a review Jan 2018
Oslo, Norway9 contributions7 helpful votes
We visited in mid November 2017. The place is in a wonderful location with a view to die for, great hospitality and the most fantastic home cooked food (and you get a lot at each meal). We stayed 3 nights in the glascottage. The cottage had all you needed and was nice and clean, and a beautiful view of the mountains. It is very peaceful location, and our days were spent on visiting the nearby village, relax at the pool/outdoor lounge with a beer/wine or a cup of tea and a book, talk to the "house"-father and learn about Sikkim/India, walking and look for birds, visit a monastery and talk to the monks and admire the view from also here (driver needed unless you want to walk for hrs uphill). We also tried the herb-bath and it was a great experience and very much recommended! I recommend at least 3 nights if you are coming from far away, as it can be a bit time-consuming to get there (lots of road building ongoing so took long time to travel even short distances). We travelled from Darjeeling and back to the airport with driver, and spent approx. 5hrs each way. We did not go here with children, but the place is perfect for children.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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paud murphy wrote a review Sep 2017
Naples, Florida101 contributions66 helpful votes
My son, his partner and I spent three days here as part of his 50th birthday celebration. We had learned of Bisthang from a friend but were overwhelmed by its beauty and peace. There are eight separate cottages nestled among trees, each with a balcony overlooking a variety of trees and plants with the mountains rising up in the distance. And we ate an extraordinary range of foods, most of Sikkimese origin and all delicious, including slow roast pork, nettle dhal and orchid leaves! To add to our experience the owner's father helped us learn and understand the varied history of Sikkim, including the last monarch's desperate attempts to keep Sikkim independent. A wonderful experience which I hope we can repeat!
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Date of stay: September 2017
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ec_13243 wrote a review Aug 2017
Ahmedabad, India82 contributions54 helpful votes
We visited Biksthang with 2 small kids and it was one of the best family homestays we had been to. Cottage was quite comfortable, modern with all the amenities. Slow cooked home made food was to die for. Kids loved it too. Apart from the great location nestled in the mountains with views of kanchanjungha, what makes this place tick are the warm souls running the place. OT, Gaxo, Dekyi, are putting their heart in their work. Bolt, the house dog is as friendly as the huge dog can be. Must try is the hot stone herb bath and local chhaang. We stayed at Biksthang for 6 days, but still could not get enough. Would definitely go there again!
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled
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anjanak wrote a review Apr 2017
Bengaluru, India45 contributions26 helpful votes
Wonderful 2 days with Dekyi and family. The main house has been beautifully restored and the old dungeon converted into a dining room with quaint little heritage items in the nooks. The guest cottages are fairly new and are spread across the farm so one gets complete privacy. There is a view of Kanchenjunga from most of the cottages but unfortunately it was cloudy so we didn't see much. The cottages are spacious and have all the modern amenities. The balcony is a great place to sit and watch birds. The place also has a pool, a bar and a spa so it's a pretty luxurious home stay. The dinners were elaborate and excellent. We also had a complimentary 'chang' - the local brew. Relatively, breakfast is basic. We wanted to have local cuisine and got to have 'phale', a local bread, which was quite nice and different but it would have been nice to have more chutney to have it with.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled
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Aditi wrote a review Apr 2017
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Beautiful property, Warm Hosts, Delicious Food Best destination for a relaxed holiday nestled in nature Loved the hot stone bath, and chilling on the deck discovered Chung - the local beer ... was addictive
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Rabi P wrote a review Mar 2017
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Our host Dr. Gyatso was amazing who kept us entertained. Although it was off season we enjoyed the isolation. The food was good and also had the opportunity to meet Mrs Gyatso who was in charge of the kitchen. OT, our maitre d'hotel, was outstanding and made us feel very very comfortable. Overall it was an experience and a half so we stayed an extra day. We will definitely go back in future in the right season. Almost forgot to mention the delicious 'chhang' and 'tin pani' experience.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled
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wanderernyc wrote a review Feb 2017
Mumbai, India36 contributions67 helpful votes
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I went to Biksthang on the recco of my sister who had been in Sept 2016,and for who BH was the high point of her Sikkimese trip...I wanted a quiet,cold getaway from my smoggy and loud city...I literally booked the day before and began the long trip to get to BH...Now the trip can be the deterrent,since the roads in Sikkim are being widened,and the road journey can be arduous..But if you plan to spend a week not inclusive of a day each for travel,then BH is the place for you... Here is why BH tops my list of The place to go to in Sikkim- -BH is an actively managed working Farm.It has simply the nicest family running the place...They have owned the Homestay for over a century,and are of old Sikkimese lineage and descent..The main House is a work of Art and Ancient Architecture...The family abound in grace and hospitality,something lost to most hoteliers and hospitality guys these days... -The rooms are super clean,well appointed and have a simple luxuriousness about them..The decks are the highlight of the suites... -There is a lovely pool with deck areas..There is a gym..There is also a unique Spa room where i had two amazing traditional Sikkimese 'Hot Stone' baths made esp for me by their on site herbalist. -The food is simple,local,sourced from their own farms,home cooked by the family,made on special wood fire stoves,and is absolutely delicious -The family are warm,knowledgeable and affable-Deyki ,the affable, young enthusiastic owner,is on a mission to preserve Sikkimese heritage..She,her hubby Popo,and her charismatic dad ably help her manage the Homestay!Dad knows the old Sikkimese ways and will regale you with tale after tale over home made Chang beer or Raki. -BH can offer you walks,trails,exploration of the ample property,fresh air,clean food,and overall rejuvenation!It harks back to a simpler time when food was food,a homestay was a homestay and people were real!It is a great place to re connect with yourself or your significant other,read,kick back,explore your spirituality,plan your trip to the rest of Sikkim or Bhutan,or to just do nothing and stare at the insanely beautiful sight of the majestic Kanchenjunga beckoning at you within touching distance each dawn from the main meal deck or from your rooms.... -I told Deyki that her customer is not the attention deficit,chaotic traveller...BH's idyllic environs are for the seeking,knowing traveller-someone who understands the value of what BH represents and stands for in changing times...I advised her to work on doing Retreats,since that is what BH would do best----the best parts of living in a serviced Luxury Home and working on rejuvenating yourself through a Retreat!!! -Will definitely keep going back...something about Tibetan prayer flags that dot the property moving in the gentle wind that have ingrained themselves into my consciousness...
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Room Tip: The Farthest suites are cut off from the main house.and offer splendid quiet views of...
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$143 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IndiaSikkimWest Sikkim
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse
Which popular attractions are close to Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse?
Nearby attractions include Siddheswar Dham (6.8 km), Char Dham (6.6 km), and Sai Mandir (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
What food & drink options are available at Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hotel Station, Baiguney's Rasoi, and Valhalla - The Rooftop Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.