The Farmhouse: This is a non-profitable project that is dedicated to the people who like to travel into the heart of Nature, and the community people who are directly involved in both good and adverse effects of community tourism. It is one way of creating economic opportunities for conservation of the natural resources and wildlife; it is also creating awareness among the people to protect nature to maintain a balanced ecosystem.
The farmhouse started in the year 2005, when a few like minded people came to visit the Bara Mangwa village. Subsequently, in few years of hard work with the community people an organic farming center is established. Few other activities like animal husbandry, yoga and martial art center, a village school and a small unit of health center are also being run by the farmhouse. But the splendid thing is its panoramic perspective of the hills and river. That at once enthralls the travellers.
This rural community in and around the farmhouse is an added attraction for the nature and adventure lovers. For whom the vista has been an ideal place to enjoy the rural life in Himalayan Kingdom. The farmhouse is dedicated to serve you to inherit the Himalayan Home Stay with unforgettable hospitality. The spectacular view of river Tista encircled by Kalimpong and Sikkim hills will certainly seize your eyes like a magnet. Simple but essential facilities are offered such as running water and regular cleaning. One will be served food four times a day. The farmhouse has its own cultivated regular crops and various seasonal vegetables. Also some seasonal fruits are produced in the project area. The farm has a poultry, a dairy and a small goat house.
The farmhouse is yet to be further developed. We welcome your new conceptual suggestions to give the farm an added boost up. This project needs your support to enable promises to fulfillment. Here is something you can do to improve the life condition of many of our less fortunate brethren in a meaningful and positive way. We await your valuable inputs and active involvement.
What you shall not find:
What you shall find:
|Hot water in bathroom||Hot water on demand|
|Fish curry||Organic food|
|Lots of variety of dishes||Good cook|
|Luxury rooms||Neat clean and specious rooms|
|All amenities||Amazing location|
|Shopping center||Tranquility and peace|
|Professional staff||Cordial host|
|Good road condition||Bad road condition|
Note: Visitors need a ten (10) minutes walk to reach the farmhouse after getting off the vehicle. You can enjoy the trail that is passing through other fields of crops and vegetation.
Members of the farmhouse:
Farmhouse Team: There are some people, who don’t like to come out in public. But the dedication they uttered, the commitment they revealed, the sacrifice they made in their private life, is the lone contribution that prepared this project a masterpiece of responsible tourism in the entire Darjeeling Himalayan region.
In addition the most valuable role towards the coming up of the project came from the community people. Without their support, curiosity and awareness to conserve the environment and improve the well-being of local people this farmhouse would not have seen the light of the day. Some of them raised their hands and become an important factor of the farmhouse. They feel themselves very proud to be a part of this project.
Sandipan Dutta:Sandipan is the Coordinator of the society that the farmhouse belong. Incharge of the farmhouse, who takes all the responsibilities to run the project.
Keshar Rai: A black belt owner. Dedicated to volunteer for village people. An excellent rock climber and high altitude mountaineer. An efficient Yoga and Martial Art instructor and a sincere host, who has taken a responsibility to be a part of the farmhouse as a manager. Call him at 9775494588.
Sarita Rai: A common village lady, who has shown a great curiosity to express herself to the outer world. She displayed great eagerness to learn various recipes and earned an immense appreciation from lots of visiting guests. She works as head cook in the farmhouse for last five years.
Sanjay Rai: Have you ever heard about Himalayan hospitality? A common village boy like Sanjay creates that history from long decades around Darjeeling. Bell him anytime, he wears a smile.
Riten Biswakarma: A student of Keshar Rai. He is an excellent Yoga demonstrator, a brilliant community participant, who is also a good cook. Undergoing his training period and working with the farmhouse for last four years.
Maniraj Rai: You shall never find him, unless you arrive at Dairy of the farm. Or one fine morning if you see a village boy carrying a bundle of cut grass, you see him indeed. In charge of the farm’s animal husbandry for last three years.
We love Bara Mangwa
• Please confirm booking before entering the Farm.
• Keep silence. Please do not shout, play music or blow horns while in the Farm.
• Keep fire away. Please do not kindle fires, through lighted matches, cigarettes etc.
• Keep the area clean. Do not litter plastic, paper, cellophane etc.
• No person shall hunt, destroy, remove or collect any forest produce or wildlife.
“ This ethics are for your benefit and keeping the freshness of the Farm. Please be considerate to your fellow visitors and cooperate with the management..”
• To increase the involvement of local villagers to gain social and economic self – reliance.
• To upgrade the skills of the community people and support them towards self employment.
• To increase the community participation in the planning process.
• To develop innovative tourism.
• To convert non-productive land into a productive ecosystem and thereby achieve self-sufficiency.
• To create a tourist product that is desirable and supported by an integrated infrastructure.
• Minimize impact.
• Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect.
• Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts.
• Provide direct financial benefits for conservation.
• Provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people.
• Raise sensitivity to host countries' political, environmental, and social climate.