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Kewzing Bazaar Below Kewzing Monastery Ravangla Subdivision, Soshing 737139 India
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Tom V wrote a review Apr 2022
Antwerp, Belgium8 contributions6 helpful votes
Bon Farmhouse is a place of peace where you can enjoy a great view of the landscape, nice walks and have a great experience with the local people. The family that manages the house is very hospitable. The rooms were clean, and the food was excellent.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Himraj Dang wrote a review Mar 2022
New Delhi, India18 contributions4 helpful votes
I have stayed at the Bon Farm House (BFH) twice and also sent many friends visiting over the years. This is a truly unique property: unspoilt location in Kewzing, surrounded by 4 monasteries (Doling, Kewzing, Bon, and Mangbro). The country is a mix of farmsteads and Alnus (utis) forests, running water (jhoras) and elaichi plantations, teeming with the bird life normal to this height (6,000'). What fabulous bird life all around, I must have been almost a dozen new E. Himalayan species just from the property itself. I could share this area with young kids on one occasion, and also walk to nearby Tendong (8,000') and Maenam (10,000') on another. Ravangla offers a convenient lunch stop for these locations, both mountaintops with fabulous views and plant and animal life. BFH also offers lovely home-cooked, home-grown organic food, a pleasant family home and garden, and valley views to Tashiding, Barfung, Ralang, and beyond. Chewang, our host, is the best-known birder in E. India and his talents are outstanding; few people in India could rival his knowledge and interest in the hill birds of Sikkim, on which he has written a book recently. From bird calls he can distinguish warblers and wren babblers, this is truly a fine art. And warblers there are many, to confound the visiting birder. If you wish to switch off, to walk in abandon, to rest, to soak in Sikkim's lush, low-to-mid altitude nature, what to speak of snow views from Koktang to Kabru to Narsing, this is the place to visit. Kewzing and Ravangla are also well-connected to all other parts of Sikkim.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Jeet b wrote a review Mar 2020
Kolkata (Calcutta), India203 contributions77 helpful votes
We had been to this place for 1 night in March 2020. Mr. Chewang Bonpo is the owner of this place. Excellent personality and ornithologist. Vast knowledge over birds, their habitats, calls etc. He wrote a book 'Birds of Sikkim'. He is renovating his resort in a beautiful way. We did some birding with him. If any one plans to do some Bird Watching or Bird Photography around Kewzing/ Ravangla then this is the best place. As vegetation is very thick so Bird Photography may prove a bit tricky. Food, Stay, Service all are good enough. I did not find anything adverse to comment.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Milind Joshipura wrote a review Nov 2018
Ahmedabad, India6 contributions2 helpful votes
We recently visited the Bon farm home stay in Kwezing.. the road from Siliguri were under construction and hence it took more than 7 he's journey to reach Kwezing... Though we reached there at 9 pm ( almost midnight there as sun sets at about 5 in this part of India) our dinner was ready and we were served with delicious hot dinner. The care taker Pinky was ever smiling and very much helpful.. Mr. Chewang was also there to greet us. The room was sufficiently sized and the bed size was quite large.. The place is very peaceful surrounded by lush green farms. They have a nice small garden with swing and benches to seat. On the other side of the road they have their farm from where the fresh vegetables are taken for lunch/dinner. One can roam around the stay and also visit the monestory situated near by. Mr. Chewang is known to be a great bird watcher but now due to his other occupancy he gets little time for that, none the less the place is worth a visit for a soothing and peaceful experience....
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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tumbleddowntoearth wrote a review Dec 2017
Calcutta, West Bengal, India6 contributions4 helpful votes
We had booked a family trip with some bird watching plans in kewzing. After reading very very good reviews in their own website we called Mr Sonam over phone and talked over. He is not a bird watcher himself but acknowledged our interest and decide to book a local guide to help us in choosing the right spots for birding. My personal interest here was to spend some good time recording some rare birds like the brown-wood owl and the myzornis. The booking was done by bank transfer for a package for 1 room with breakfast and dinner. We had our daughter aged 5 so she was not charged. Reaching the place was a really really long journey after the night train from Calcutta. We had to stop for lunch and some tea-stops on the way. We finally arrived just before evening with a hired car. Specially towards the end of the journey there were not direction boards and google-map directions showed a way which did not seem to exist (this is much common in the hills I know). After several calls to Mr Sonam we finally could locate the spot. We were greeted by some juice. The rooms were very good I would say (the cost was 5000 for 2 for stay+breakfast+lunch). We settled down and waited for dinner. Dinner started at 8:30 with the basics of rice/roti, curry, fries and a little quantity of chicken. The next day we roamed around for a while around the farmhouse to spot the common birds. There was a guide called Urgen who helped me locate the spotted elachur (which was a treat). Due to bad/foggy weather the shots were not decent but I would take it for a wren babbler. Later in the day again we had to leave and travel using a hired vehicle to Ravangla for lunch. The cost of hired vehicle here is quite a bit compared to elsewhere in Sikkim (perhaps due to the remote location). That evening there was a sudden scarcity of food. Dinner started late and there were not chicken. They served us some eggs which again were very limited (I think they expected us to have 2 eggs for 3 persons). The food that day left us taken aback as we thought the package price we paid was good enough to have unlimited staple meals with some decent quantity of chicken or whatever. On complaining we were informed that food is not something we should complain about here as its not a hotel and a homestay is at liberty to serve whatever they feel like. No wonder it was fresh and healthy food but the quantity was far below what a normal person would want to eat (specially on a holiday). The next day's breakfast was also below optimal. There were no fruits, no eggs. Only some bread and butter/jam with some milk and cornflakes. That day we had to leave early for a second round of breakfast. The worst is yet to come. The next day when we enquired about our guide for birding they said he is not well and would not be able to guide us. We were taken aback again as our main motto to come and live here was to have some good birding time and without someone local to show us a place it is just not worth it to roam around. I explained that we have come a long way here in hope of this guide's help but Mr Sonam just couldn't arrange for anyone. So I considered my trip sabotaged with less to scarce food served and then no birding. I would recommend if someone is going to Kewzing to book eco-stay which is far cheaper (I later found out but also less professional and less communication) and book someone more professional for birding (though it is perhaps not possible to bring in an independent guide here). Perhaps it is not possible to watch birds for an outsider with such below par quality of interest among the local folks. But thats where your luck could help you (mine did not help).
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Soutik H wrote a review Oct 2017
Kolkata (Calcutta), India437 contributions51 helpful votes
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The quaint farmhouse is located 10kms downhill from Ravangla in the Village Kewzing set amidst natural environs and an impressive backdrop of mountain ranges. Below are some crucial facts about the homestay we came to know about during our 3nights stay predominantly for birding. 1) It took us nearly 5 hrs. to reach the farmhouse by WagonR from NJP Rly. Stn. Costing 3600 bucks prearranged by the Manger Mr. Sonam Bonpo , who was warm and interactive all through our stay. 2) We took the villa suite in the main building 1st floor with a open balcony with mountain views costing 4500 bucks per night including breakfast & dinner ,priced on the higher side.You will get all the necessary details about the rates etc. in their website. 3) Food was freshly prepared and limited to local farm grown products understandable for the remote village location.They serve only in the restaurant located at the ground floor of the main building. 4) The place is a paradise for avid bird lovers. For birdwatching taking a guide is compulsory but there are only two guides available.We took Urgen the local village boy for three morning birding sessions as the more renowned Mr. Chewang Bonpo , the proprietor and elder brother of Sonam, was committed with other group.Each morning session cost us about 800 to 1000 bucks, excluding the cab cost of 1000 bucks for birding in the outskirts of Maenam WLS and downhill near Dolling monastery. Among the disadvantages, the homestay doesn't generally arrange lunch due to their firming commitments and you have to press them hard doing so. Look out for their supplied tea,coffee sachets in the room ,which mostly are outdated ,as was in our case. Nevertheless it was a relief for us from the drudgery of city life as we thoroughly enjoyed our outing in the charming village surroundings with the Bonpo family and the cacophony of our beautiful feathered friends every now and then , accompanied by the everpresent and enchanting presence of the Sikkim Himalayas.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: 1st floor Villa suites with mountain views and private cottages are preferable........
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Mick Brown wrote a review Jun 2017
Santa Cruz, California23 contributions46 helpful votes
The room we stayed in was very comfortable and the electricity was on so we had warm showers which was not always true in Sikkim. The host is very helpful and the food was extremely good being very healthy with nettle soups and an emphasis on vegetables.. The only suggestion I would make is that Sikkim Dogs can be loud at night so you might want to bring ear plugs. Did not affect our birding in the daytime. Once again the lady host was extremely welcoming and wanted to share Sikkim culture with you......
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Date of stay: May 2017
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haseebcm wrote a review Apr 2017
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Had an excellent 4 days stay watching the beautiful ice capped Himalayas from the rooms neatly furnished, enjoying home cooked food grown in the home farm with birding trips with Mr. Chewang who has excellent knowledge of the bird species and its habitats..
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Date of stay: April 2017
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rontubarooah wrote a review Oct 2016
Guwahati, India8 contributions2 helpful votes
The warmth and hospitality of the entire bonpo family combined with bedroom views of thethe Kanchendzonga range, the home cooked food , the early morning symphony of bird songs , the eco friendly ambience of the farm, - all made for an unforgetabble experience. Would definitely like to make it an annual pilgrimage if possible. ( there are great trekking options also - our guide Urgen was very knowledgable) Dr M.k.Barooah --Guwahati 781003
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: First floor rooms -the two corner rooms - they have a balconey
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angekee wrote a review Oct 2016
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia16 contributions1 helpful vote
We were with Chewang for a 1.5 week bird photography tour and stayed in Bon Farmhouse for 3 nights in early October 2016. Chewang and his family were helpful and accommodative even though one of his brothers just went through surgery. We thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful surroundings, beautifully kept gardens and farm, and the organic home-grown meals were delicious! Will definitely recommend Bon Farmhouse to anyone looking for an authentic homestay experience in Sikkim.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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IndiaSikkimSouth SikkimSoshing
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Nearby attractions include Buddha Park (4.9 km), Pemayangtse Gompa (7.3 km), and Rabdentse Ruins (6.8 km).
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Conveniently located restaurants include Taste Of Sikkim, Lotus Bakery, and Roots and Shoots.