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., Kalimpong 734301 India See on map
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

I never knew homestays could be so good..This place is a little away from Kalimpong and they pampered and spoilt us rotten.We felt a sense of pride at having stayed at this place as the proceeds from this place goes to the running of the...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We returned to visit Samthar after 3 years, and the hospitality far exceeded our expectations. Jimmy Singh is a fantastic and inspiring host, and listening to his stories makes you want to live a much better and meaningful life. This visit we also spent a...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

We revisited "The Farmhouse" and pleased to report that the standard of service remains high. The meals and service are excellent. The beautiful garden is a great place to view the mountains and enjoy that early morning "bed tea".There are many interesting walks to do....More

Thank Matisse08
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The Firm house in Samthar , a nice secluded hamlet, off Kalimpong, is a unique staying option with personal touch. Owned and run by a retired Army Officer, this beautiful farm house is offered to a entire group. Comprising of 3 bedrooms with attached bath,...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2015

We stayed there for four nights. An exclusive experience! There was nature, hospitality, Mr. Jimmy Singh and above all THE AWAKE AND SHINE SCHOOL and lots of kids. We enjoyed a lot. In the farmhouse, there is a huge lawn, which was previously used as...More

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Samthar Farm House is a home stay . Proceeds support the Awake & Shine Primary school in village Samthar. The property was converted from a traditional Lepcha Farm stead. Main house is of traditional stone and timber construction. 3 Cottages have been built on the grounds. Lounge, dining room and reading room with private lawns and a nature garden. Panoramic views of Mt Khangchendzonga and other peaks Travel time from Kalimpong 2.30 Hrs. Bagdogra/NJP 3 hrs Suitable for a walking holiday, Mountain biking,honeymoon, quite nature holiday. Open throughout the year. Best time Apr-May, Oct- Nov- Dec

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Number of rooms
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Location
IndiaWest BengalKalimpong DistrictKalimpong
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cosmoss_1974
27 January 2016|
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Response from Matisse08 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I certainly can help; Gurudongma Tours and Treks is the company through which Gen J Singh may be contacted.
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ckarmakar
14 March 2015|
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Response from Malcolm A | Reviewed this property |
Did you try 'phoning? The number is on this web site. Try more than once if necessary as 'phones are not very reliable in this remote region. Or try 'phoning Gurudongma House in Kalimpong town.
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"Rooms in the garden are very appealing."
Matisse08
16 Nov 2015
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"The best room is the honeymoon suite for couples but all rooms are restful and decorated in traditional..."
UlaS70
12 Nov 2015
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"All rooms seemed to be individual,we stayed in the farm house itself"
JoyjPandL
14 Apr 2015
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"Cottages are a better bet than the rooms !!"
AmishS
27 May 2014
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