Lebong, Darjeeling, West Bengal
Farmstay at Lebong
Starts from 1700
There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.
That comfort comes from optimism or whatever we love to believe. Hence we all deserve a break from our mundaneness, once a while, to watch and enjoy the Sun rising over a new vista, same and yet new again, in a new morning.
All these comforting emotions would come rushing to your mind when you get to witness the ethereal sunrise over the vast stretch of mountains from Lebong, a few km away from Darjeeling. The aesthetically designed cottages within a beautiful organic farm and amazing vistas all around, Lebong is one such gem of a place to unwind. Today, we’ll share the story of this beautiful Farmstay at Lebong.
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Getaway in Lebong Valley!
20 minutes drive from the lower town of Darjeeling to Lebong bazaar, and then about 15 minutes drive along stony pathway will take you to this beautiful farmhouse.
So how is it? As they themselves define it - “Experiential, Interactive, Simple and Local”. Yes that is it. You will get to know about the farm through experience and interaction with life & nature around, and it’s kept simple and local to retain the authentic rustic flavor of a typical farm in a mountain valley of Darjeeling. That’s what you want after all.
Apart from vast greenery, crops and plantations, you get wonderful views of the mountains around. Few steps ahead is a small pool filled with fountain water, next to it is a garden and a shaded area to relax, sit and enjoy the greenery around. Pathways through the farm reach out to various sections including the gardens, cottages, kitchen and the dairy.
Pathways around the farm lead to the cottages. There are actually four cosy neighboring cottages placed next to each other. The cottages are the first to be seen as you come down from the road level and approach the farm.
Cottages have more privacy Another good feature of the tent is its front private wood floored balcony overlooking the farm and the mountains ahead. Rooms are cozy, well furnished, fairly equipped with modern amenities, with beds for two and more, and attached European style bathrooms fitted with geysers.
Experience the floral aroma and richness of Darjeeling Tea
Having a cup of tea while sitting on your private balcony is special. Why? Mr. Rai, the owner of the farm mentioned that the tea is made from the leaves plucked from the tea-bushes grown in the farm and brought from the surrounding villages. And it tastes great. They not only pluck the tea, but also process the tea manually in the farm which involves withering, rolling and drying to make it ready to consume. Tea gardens of Darjeeling do such processing in their own factories using machines.
Available Rooms & Tariff
Includes (unless otherwise specified):
Bed Tea Breakfast Evening Tea Dinner
Children & Extra BedsChildren of all ages are welcome.
Children upto 5 years of age are our guests at no charge.
Children of age between 5-10 years will be charged 50% of the total tariff.
Deluxe Cottage - Spacious and cosy furnished rooms, fairly equipped with modern amenities, all set to make you feel at home. All rooms are fully wooden furnishes, with attach bathrooms fitted with geyser and have private balcony with a view of beautiful snow capped mountains and the tiny village tucked in.
Family Cottage - The Family Cottage has two double bedroom to accommodate maximum 4 persons and is spacious, airy and beautifully furnished with attached clean toilets fitted with geyser and have private balcony. The views from the windows comprise lots of greenery and rolling snow capped mountains and the tiny village tucked in.
8-Bedded Room - Simple, cosy, clean and spacious fully wooden furnishes room, assigned to eight people and have eight single bed. The room has a attach bathroom fitted with geyser and have private balcony with a view of beautiful snow capped Himalayan mountain ranges.
Dining at the Farmhouse
The food at the homestay is something you can’t complain about. In fact there are couple of great cooks in the staff team. They make excellent Indian and Nepali food, and use optimum level of spices and oil to keep them healthy and tasty.
The vegetables and ingredients for cooking come directly from the farm’s gardens and therefore they are always very fresh.
The open kitchen is large, centrally located and next to the common sitting area. You can sit and watch how they cook, or directly volunteer to prepare the dishes. The dining room too is open with covered roof and with huge glass windows and is adjacent to the sitting area. On a clear day, the entire range of Mt. Kanchenjunga is visible. It has nice wooden picnic tables and greenery all around... lovely ambience. When the dining area is free, this is where they wither (i.e. dry) the tea leaves plucked from the bushes in the farm.
Things to do
Well you can watch or participate in the farming activities, milk & feed cows, or just relax and enjoy the serenity and nature around. You can walk down for about 15-20 minutes to the local mountain stream and relax by the river side or even do fishing. They can also organise local sightseeing tours by car.
But if you are the active type and like to walk, then go for a village walk which takes about four and half hours. You will visit several villages such as Balbirdura, Sinadura, Gudamdura etc, meet with villagers and know about their life which I'm sure is unknown to you.
How to reach
From NJP railway station or Bagdogra airport, Darjeeling lower town takes about 3 hours by car. From there you need to head along Lebong Cart Road to reach Lebong bazaar which is another 15 - 20 minutes away. Then about another 15 minutes drive along stony pathway will take you to this beautiful farm house.
Once you reach the farm’s entry point located by the roadside, a stony pathway leads further down to the cottages below.
Most taxis from NJP or Bagdogra won’t be willing to go beyond Darjeeling town unless you pay a extra. It’s better to ask the host to organise a pickup. You need a large vehicle like a Sumo or Bolero because of the road condition beyond Lebong.
25% deposit is charged in by Bhramonik upon reservation. 50% of total to be paid in behalf of Farmstay at Lebong after booking. Final balance to be paid to Farmstay at Lebong after arrival.
If government travel restrictions or hotel closure prevents your stay, the initial deposit paid to Bhramonik may be freely transferred to a future booking through Bhramonik (T&Cs apply).
For cancellations less than 90 days before arrival, Homestay will keep/charge 50% of total. For cancellations less than 30 days before arrival, Homestay will keep/charge full amount. For no-shows or early departures, Homestay will keep/charge full amount. Cancellation fees kept by Homestay may be used for a future stay at this property.
Payment and cancellation policies may vary with special offers.
Unless otherwise specified, the initial guarantee deposit is non-refundable.
We're available from 9am-6pm Monday-Friday,
and 9am-5pm Saturday (India times).