Jhepi, Darjeeling, West Bengal
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If your nerves need some quiet time off, try a stay at the Jhepi Farms near Darjeeling
Can you imagine spending the afternoon sitting on a large rock and paddling on a natural mountain stream that flows underneath, or taking a swim by a tiny sandy beach that has formed next to a stream that flows by the side of a dense forest, or camping and having barbecue by the side of a river in exclusivity, or staying at a farm house & learning to cook Nepali food, and all this while being surrounded by majestic mountains and breathtaking valleys?
If you are the type who loves to find a quaint tranquil place in the hills away from the commercial tourist hubs, like to be immersed in nature, understand life of people in the mountains, take garden fresh organic food, and be engrossed with the activities where the nature, people, flora & fauna have all come together in a wonderful harmony, then 'Jhepi Farms' surely has a treasure to offer.
Jhepi is a small mountain hamlet located at a valley and an altitude of about 2,500ft, 30kms from Darjeeling town and can be approached via Ghum. There is a winding scenic road that goes down from the Ghumm all the way down to this sleepy town over a stretch of 34 kilometers. On the way you will pass by some lovely mountain streams, waterfalls, prize winning tea gardens like Marybong, Rishihaat and unspoiled forests.
Because it is blissfully solitary where there are no fast cars, no fast lifestyle where even e-mails don’t reach and the most amazing thing is there is absolutely no routine to follow.
At Jhepi farm
Owned and run by the Pradhan family who started planning and conceptualizing the farm, gradually built the cottages, finally Jhepi farm came up in October 2019, and they welcomed their first guest in the following month.
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.
Stay in Jhepi farm
Pathways around the farm lead to the two two simple cottages (Abundance and Simplicity), each with a bedroom and a bathroom and a two-storey building with four rooms.
While the rooms are kept simple to retain the rustic and natural ambience, they are very tastefully done up. The cottages, and in fact all the constructions in the farm are done using natural materials available locally like stones, bamboo, mud, thatch, straws etc.
The cottages, placed next to each other are the first to be seen as you come down from the road level and approach the farm. Another good feature of the cottage is its front private balcony overlooking the farm and the mountains ahead.
The two-storey building is great too and located at far end of another pathway. It has nice large and open common patio in front, you can take your breakfast here while watching the vast farmland and wonderful greenery all around and mountains forming the backdrop. Rooms are cozy with beds for two, and attached European style bathrooms.
Available Rooms & Tariff
Includes (unless otherwise specified):
Bed Tea Breakfast Lunch Evening Tea with Snacks Dinner
Children & Extra BedsChildren of all ages are welcome.
Kids upto 5 years of age are our guests at no charge.
Child 5 to 10 years with no extra bed: 50% of the tariff.
Child 10+ years in extra bed: considering as adult.
Cottage - A wooden room assigned to two people and have one double bed
Double Room - A room assigned to two people and have one double bed
Dining at Jhepi farmstay
The dining area is few steps away from the cottages, however you can also take your breakfast & lunch outdoor and just outside the cottages. They use a lot of farm veggies in their cooking but they also do non veg meals (chicken, fish). Their cuisine is varied, from local Nepali food, Chinese, Continental.
The vegetables and ingredients for cooking come directly from the farm’s gardens and therefore they are always very fresh.
Things to do in Jhepi
The little picturesque hamlet is a perfect place to enjoy nature. The valley is surrounded by forests and tea gardens. The place also has a pleasant weather. Explore the farm and the food forest that the community has been growing, indulge on delicious and freshly cooked organic farm food, swim in the nearby river or in the in-house pool, lie down on the hammock and read books, take a walk through the village and jungle, paint, do some farming work, or just laze around and sleep.
Jhepi is also a great place to do birdwatching. It is home to a number of Himalayan birds like scarlet minivet, niltava, thrushes and many more. If you are fond of bird watching, then you can hike to the forests and indulge in bird watching.
Apart from all these places, you can also visit the Hima Falls, a popular picnic spot near Jhepi. There is a beautiful bridge that crosses over the falls stream. A little farther away, there is the Biswambhar rock, a steep 50-ft high rock rising vertically. You can also visit the numerous beautiful tea gardens.
How to reach
Jhepi Farms is located about 30 km from Darjeeling and 34 km from Ghum. The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) and the nearest airport is Bagdogra. From NJP and Bagdogra, get to Siliguri. From Siliguri, take a shared jeep towards Darjeeling and get down at Ghumm. From Ghum, you will get shared jeeps or you can hire a cab to Jhepi from Gandhi Road or Chowk Bazar in Darjeeling.
25% deposit is charged in by Bhramonik upon reservation. 50% of total to be paid in behalf of Jhepi Farmstay after booking. Final balance to be paid to Jhepi Farmstay 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, Jhepi Farmstay will keep/charge 50% of total. For cancellations less than 30 days before arrival, Jhepi Farmstay will keep/charge full amount. For no-shows or early departures, Jhepi Farmstay will keep/charge full amount. Cancellation fees kept by Jhepi Farmstay 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).