Tathagata Farm

Aanp Botay Mineral Spring Village, P.O. Lebong, Darjeeling 734105 India
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Tathagata Farm is located in a rural village setting in a scenic part of Darjeeling, India. The place offers simple food, comfortable stay and hospitable staff and owner. It's a small and quaint little place to relax and unwind. There is great potential for short walks, treks, nature walks, tea garden visits and also take on mountain biking as an activity around the place or interact with the local village farmers who are proud of their village and their organic produce. Come and experience simplicity.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Hiking
Fishing
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
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Private balcony
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English, Hindi, Nepali
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Sumana M wrote a review Nov 2020
46 contributions49 helpful votes
This farm situated in mineral springs in Lebong is a cosy place hidden from the hustle and bustle of Darjeeling city. In the middle of tea plantation and greenery this place provides tranquility. The owner Navinji and his brother Pravinji take good care of the guests. The rooms are big, neat and bathroom spacious and clean. The room charge include breakfast and dinner . It was a nice stay but the food needs to be improved. Of course we don't go out to eat in lebong but the amount charged doesn't satisfy the food type served. Though the pandemic situation prevailed and staff was too less but when you accommodate guests the food should be served in proper quantity and properly. If you want to order lunch they charge 450 per person and seeing the kind of food we dared not order lunch. Anyway, besides food ,the rest of the property is good. Bathroom doesn't have hot water facility and they provide half bucket water. The vehicle will leave you on the main road, and the hotel boys take the luggage and the path down to the farm is stony way where you have to be very careful and for first timers it takes a bit time . One can enjoy a trek down to the stream a little away from the farm. But people with knee problem better not choose this property.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Amiya A wrote a review May 2021
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The place is a short walk away from the road, but takes you into a different world. We stayed for only 2 nights but had some amazing experiences and memories created in this short time. The host, Navin is exceptional - he is friendly, knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to make his guests comfortable.

Mornings in Tathagatha welcome you with the sounds of nature, sunshine breaking through amidst the lush green trees, birds cooing and hot chai. This is the perfect spot to do some meditation or Yoga.

We spent the afternoons lazing around, taking a stroll, playing with Navin's dogs.

And in the evenings - one day, we went to the nearby river. Navin accompanied us, and arranged for surprise snacks and drinks at the river - excelling at his host duties as usual :)
The river has an area that is not too deep and there isn't a strong current. Swimming in the cold river water was simply refreshing. And we even did some fishing and caught a tiny one!
The next evening, we chilled with locals, exchanged stories, played poker and other card games till late into the night.

And to top it all, the food is pretty great. Everything is organic, locally sourced, and you can really feel it in your taste buds.

Will definitely recommend this place to anyone who loves nature. Its great for couples or a group of friends looking to get away for a short time.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Abhishekb wrote a review Jan 2021
Bengaluru, India6 contributions1 helpful vote
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Me and my couple of friends stayed in the farm during this new year. Let me start by saying that the location is surreal. Though it is 16 km away from darjeeling you will not miss staying away from the city. It is quiet and peaceful. The hosts Navin & Pravin along with the staff will make you feel so comfortable that you would not want to leave the place, a huge star to their hospitality. The food that they prepare is completely organic and mostly grown in their farm which has a beautiful taste in everything. One thing assured, I would be visiting this place more often.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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kunal wrote a review Nov 2020
Kolkata (Calcutta), India113 contributions22 helpful votes
The resort owned by two brothers, Naveen and Praveen, is bound to attract you with its lush greenery. It's amidst a organic tea garden. Of course, we did not find it well kept (due to labour problems during COVID lock down). You can enjoy uninterrupted nature with lots of birds crowding the huge trees. However, height becomes a problem to photograph!
Naveen is a perfect host with lots of energy. He took us to the riverside. He enjoyed fishing there while we adventured into the Ghate river.
My only complaint about this place is "food". Breakfast never accompanied with any fruit during our three days stay. We were never asked if the quantity was enough or not. You are supposed to demand. It was awkward for us to ask repeatedly! I am not sure if it is the local custom. Tea was tasteless with smoky flavour! They cook in wood fire. That may be a reason. Only thing I liked was homemade bamboo pickle.
Caution: You need to walk ~500 m downhill from road to reach your staying place. Old people and those with problems with walking may consider.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Debamrita S wrote a review Dec 2023
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Tathagata Farm has provided me with the most soothing and relaxing trip of the year. Located in such a mesmerizing yet hidden place, it is the perfect destination for people who want peace and quiet from the daily hustle and bustle of the city life. The hospitality is beyond what I can state here, as the owner Navin ji along with all the other people in the farm have been so hospitable to all of us. The ambience is to die for, the food is great, the views are amazing and the people are the best. All in all, this for me is truly the go to destination whenever I seek peace and relaxation. Perfect is a word I rarely use, but it is just perfect. Don't go in there if you're all you're looking for is a fancy hotel or resort, go there to truly experience what it is to be in touch with nature and with the quaint, rural life of the villages. Do go for some tea testing sessions and fishing as well.. Thank me later!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Raj wrote a review May 2023
Baltimore, Maryland4 contributions5 helpful votes
Staying at Tathagata Farmhouse was a lifetime experience. I still reminisce the serene moments, especially during the morning breakfast, with the freshly made local dishes. The dogs were so cute, they literally guided us all thoughout the trail up to the waterfall. I will always remember Mr. Tamang and his crew for their wonderful arrangements, and the warmth of true local flavor.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Navin Tamang, Owner at Tathagata Farm
Responded 13 May 2023
Dear Mr. Raj, Thank you very much for taking time to write your review. We are happy to know that your stay with us has been experiential & memorable. We look forward to hosting you in the future too. Best wishes to you.
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Radhika M wrote a review May 2023
Bengaluru, India2 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful place, the service is really good. Mr. Navin our host gave us a great glimpse of handcrafted tea making. We had a wonderful time near the falls.The picnic there is a good memory we will cherish.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Response from Navin Tamang, Owner at Tathagata Farm
Responded 16 May 2023
Dear Radhika, Thank you very much for taking time to write your great review. We are really glad to know that you had a wonderful time here and enjoyed Handcrafted Tea session & the picnic by the river. We look forward to hosting you in the future too. We wish you all the very best.
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Suman Naiya wrote a review Oct 2020
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It’s a place you come for peace in the lap of nature. Accommodation is very basic, nothing fancy still spotlessly clean. Mr. Pravin, manager cum owner of the place, is a very nice person and his hospitality is unmatched. He arranged special dishes for us and overall food was very good. One has to walk down a bit from the main road through a trail. So, a word of caution for those with walking disabilities. One can get unobstructed views of Kanchenjunga by walking a little by the main road. Had a great stay there. Definitely will come back again.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vacation09060923868 wrote a review Jul 2023
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What a very nice experience it has been.
So relaxing between the trees, birds and other animals. Did some hikes to tea-plantations, learned about the art of the Darjeeling tea and of course I’ve tasted great tea at Navin’s, the owner of this wonderful farm. Not to forget the utter friendly lady and husband who did the breakfast, tea and dinners.
I had a lovely week, especially in preparation of the upcoming hassle of Delhi and Varanasi 😎
Thanks again to the people of the farm!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Navin Tamang, Owner at Tathagata Farm
Responded 21 Aug 2023
Dear JP, Thank you very much for your great review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope your journey in India had been experiential. Wish you the best and look forward to hosting you in the future too. Navin
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Bhavesh7 wrote a review Aug 2014
2 contributions6 helpful votes
Navin tamang, the director all thanks to you..Starting from booking to departure you arrange everything.. Service which u offers is totally unique. If u want to experience nature so close than this is the place..looking forward to go there again.
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Answer from Pravin T
Darjeeling157 contributions50 helpful votes
Yes, we are open now with some safety (Covid19) protocols. Thank you
Vikas R asked a question Dec 2017
Best time to visit?
Answer from Mangal-72
Kolkata (Calcutta), India111 contributions33 helpful votes
Apart from the monsoon months - June to September - rest of the year should be fine. It is situated at an altitude lower than that of Darjeeling, hence winters should not be as cold as Darjeeling.
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Answer from Pravin T
Darjeeling157 contributions50 helpful votes
Dear Guest, Thank you for writing to us. All our toilets are western style and have proper showers. However, one important thing to remember if you are thinking about staying at Tathagata Farm is that it is remotely located and perched on the side of a hill, to reach to the farm you need to walk downhill for 3--5 minutes even more for some people on winding pathways and climb uphill to get to the car parking. If you have problems with your knees then we would advise not to stay at the farm. It is sad to not have you visit us but we need to be upfront and sincere about what we have and what we do not. Thank you again for the message. We appreciate it. Regards. Pravin.
Answer from Amish S
Pune, Maharashtra, India247 contributions72 helpful votes
INR 5000.00 per room on double occupancy with all meals.
velaj asked a question May 2015
Mumbai, India11 contributions7 helpful votes
hello tathagata, how do we contact you. pl post your contact number.
Answer from Pravin T
Darjeeling157 contributions50 helpful votes
Hi there, thank you for contacting, You can call Navin direcly on this number 099320 21569 or alternately write to us on navin@tathagatajourneys.con Regards Pravin
jigme s wrote a tip May 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
"The pool is only for the guest and it will never be crowded..."
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rajesh j wrote a tip May 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
"Carry essential items as it's a remote location,must go for Rangit river jungle track."
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sanjiv k wrote a tip May 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
"See it to believe it"
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saikatbardhan wrote a tip May 2022
Kolkata (Calcutta), India38 contributions12 helpful votes
"Try to leave NJP/ Bagdogra before noon to reach this place before sunset "
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Amiya A wrote a tip May 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
"We stayed in cottage-1 which was pretty great"
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PRICE RANGE
₹3,150 - ₹5,885 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tathagata Farm
Which popular attractions are close to Tathagata Farm?
Nearby attractions include Kanchenjunga Mountain (6.8 km), Mahakal Temple (3.9 km), and Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tathagata Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Tathagata Farm?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, blackout curtains, and a stovetop.
What food & drink options are available at Tathagata Farm?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Tathagata Farm?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tathagata Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sonam's Kitchen, Dekevas Restaurant, and Tom & Jerry's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tathagata Farm?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Tathagata Farm have airport transportation?
Yes, Tathagata Farm offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Tathagata Farm?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tathagata Farm?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Nepali.
Are there any historical sites close to Tathagata Farm?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tinchuley Village (7.1 km).