Nature Walk Cum Village Walk:
This farmhouse has a land of around three acres. But the path condition is not suitable for elderly people. The higher elevation of the hill may sense tiring for them. There are number of trails around the farmhouse that approaches towards Lower Bara Mangwa, Upper Bara Mangwa, Takling and Soreng Villages where hikers get to experience the rich and diverse vegetation of the region. One can also see the unique cultivation practices and varied range of crops planted by the farmers of villages.
India is one of the largest orange producing countries in the world. And Darjeeling is famous for its oranges for decades. One of the greatest orange orchards can be visited in this village Bara Mangwa. That is the Gurung Garden. Number of varieties of orange trees including a factory is a must see for the visitors. Shopping different types of organic squash and fruit drink or pickles may be a souvenir for the guests.
Yoga and Martial Art:
This is one of the prime activities arranged by the farmhouse. Under the instructorship of Keshar Rai a Yoga center is being run for last five years. Children, boys and girls come from Bara Mangwa, Takling and Soreng villages. Twice a week (Wednesday and Sunday) the class is held on in farmhouse, and thrice a week the class held on in Takling school play ground. Yoga has been gaining immense popularity in the villages due to the short-term as well as long-term benefits that it provides. The aims of the yoga enthusiasts are extremely varied. Some are particularly inspired by the Spiritual Element that yoga provides; others by the increased Fitness and Flexibility that it results in. Some people find solutions to suffering from varied Health Disorders and there are others who achieve an All-Round Development of a calm, stress-free mind and a fit body.
Yoga sessions can be arranged for the visiting guests on request.
Making a commitment to healthy eating is a great start towards a healthier life. In this farmhouse instead of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, our farmers rely on biological diversity in the field to naturally reduce habitat for pest organisms. Farmers of this farmhouse also purposefully maintain and refill the fertility of the soil. Farmers are not allowed to use synthetic pesticides, bioengineered genes, petroleum-based fertilizers, and sewage sludge-based fertilizers. Crops are grown with natural fertilizers (manure, compost). Weeds are controlled naturally (crop rotation, hand weeding, mulching, and tilling). Insects are controlled using natural methods (birds, good insects, traps).
Organic meat and dairy:Organic meat, dairy products, and eggs are produced from animals that are fed organic feed and allowed access to the outdoors. They must be kept in living conditions that accommodate the natural behavior of the animals. Organic livestock and poultry may not be given antibiotics, hormones, or medications in the absence of illness; however, they may be vaccinated against disease.
Organic food is more labor intensive since the farmers do not use pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or drugs. Organic certification and maintaining this status is expensive. Organic feed for animals can cost twice as much. Organic farms tend to be smaller than conventional farms, which means fixed costs and overhead must be distributed across smaller produce volumes. Most organic farms are too small to receive government subsidies.
Pesticides are chemicals such as fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides. These chemicals are widely used in conventional agriculture and residues remain on (and in) the food we eat. Organic foods provide a variety of benefits. Some studies show that organic foods have more beneficial nutrients, such as antioxidants, than their conventionally grown counterparts. In addition, people with allergies to foods, chemicals, or preservatives often find their symptoms lessen or go away when they eat only organic foods.
One day treks:
For the more adventurous visitors a one days trek can be done to the surrounding hills. It can be approached towards Chhota Mangwa or Peshok tea Garden. Visiting mighty mountains of Himalayas may give a new lease of life and keep you afresh for a long journey to traverse.
For physical fitness, fun and, yes, adrenaline, nothing beats rock climbing. Despite its daredevil reputation, rock climbing can be enjoyed safely by any reasonably fit person with proper instruction and equipment. There are few rock walls and boulders in and around the farmhouse, where basic rock climbing techniques can be practiced.