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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Samthar Farm house,which I would describe is a heritage property,in West Bengal is in a beautiful valley offering some wonderful treks. We were exceptionally well looked after by a wonderful staff team who really paid attention to the details. They brought us bed tea in the morning and hot water bottles at night. After a day's hiking they even brought...

1Thank JoyjPandL
Reviewed 15 January 2015

Samthar farm house leaves you with impressions, experiences and the feeling of warmth and well being to last you a lifetime. That being said, it took us only a few hours away before we started wishing we could go back! Jimmy Singh and his team make you feel at home, like members of their family. They did everything they could...

7Thank NaturallyAffabull
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Samthar Farmhouse located in North Bengal is an absolutely calm and quite place free from the buzz of Darjeeling and Kalimpong. Retd Gen. Jimmy Singh has very tastefully done up the cottages and rooms at the Samthar Farm House with great views of the mountains. I enjoyed the food preparation by the chef Mrs. Tara from the wide spread breakfast...

6Thank Amish S
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Our group had the most wonderful time at The Farmhouse, thanks to the excellent hospitality of Gen. Jimmy Singh and staff. The rooms are delightfully appointed with very attractive views of the garden and the mountains. We enjoyed Tara's very tasty meals and early morning cup of tea. It was very hard to say good bye, but we hope to...

6Thank Matisse08
Kalimpong, India
Reviewed 27 September 2012

Treat to eyes, heart and soul. Best possible hospitality and some amazing home made food. Staff is better than any experienced so far. Very beautiful rooms and lawns. So peaceful and quiet with lovely weather.

4Thank royalrider
Reviewed 10 June 2012

We stayed 3 days at Samthar Farm House and enjoyed the excellent hospitality of General Singh and his staff. The scenic beauty of Samthar Farm and the valley is excellent. The Farm House is built of wood in style and in syn with the setting. We relaxed the 3 days going for walks and enjoying the rustic setting. Food served...

4Thank travelerKolkata
Reviewed 22 March 2012

We were overwhelmed with the hospitality of Gen. Jimmy Singh and his staff, as we were the only people staying here. Gurudongma guides are first-class and opened our eyes to the beauty of the area and its wonderful people. We felt privileged and humbled to visit people's homes and were so impressed with the Awake and Shine school and its...

3Thank elbowales
north yorkshire, england
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Just been reading my diary and remembering Samthar and Gurudongma and the amazing Jimmy Singh. If you want to get beneath the surface of Northern India this would be a good place to start. We spent a week in the area, trekking the beautiful valley and exploring the villages. This included homestay for 2 nights with Charles Lepcha in a...

2Thank fairtrader
Brampton, Canada
Reviewed 2 January 2012

Just had my second visit to this great homestay where I once again had my expectations exceeded by the hospitality and accommodations. General Jimmy Singh runs a wonderful location from which to enjoy the culture and beauty of the Darjeeling/West Bengal with no attention to detail too small to be overlooked. The food is amazing and plentiful and the staff...

1Thank jaipaulmasseysingh
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 25 December 2011

Our family (my wife and 2 small children) have been coming to the Samthar Farmhouse yearly for the past four years. The people, the local school and the experience we shared have changed our lives completely. If you are looking for a rural village homestay in the himalayas, this is the place. The food by TARA was amazing and now...

1Thank drsanjeevgoel

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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 ... more   less 

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Address: Village & PO Samthar, Kalimpong, Kalimpong 734301, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Kalimpong
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Samthar Farm House Kalimpong, West Bengal
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“Rooms in the garden are very appealing.”
 of 5 bubbles Matisse08, 16 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The best room is the honeymoon suite for couples but all rooms are restful and decorated in traditional style. Very unique and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles UlaS70, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
“All rooms seemed to be individual,we stayed in the farm house itself”
 of 5 bubbles JoyjPandL, 14 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Cottages are a better bet than the rooms !!”
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 of 5 bubbles AmishS, 27 May 2014 | Read review
“The cottages on upper level give a better view”
 of 5 bubbles travelerKolkata, 10 Jun 2012 | Read review
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