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Samthar Farm House

Kalimpong, India
Samthar Farm House
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bangalore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 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... More 

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 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... More 

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Benalla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 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... More 

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Kalimpong, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 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.

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kolkata
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 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... More 

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angleterre
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 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... More 

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north yorkshire, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 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... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 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... More 

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Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 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... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

Not only is Samthar one of the most beautiful places in India, but the man responsible for the farm house and tours, General Jimmy Singh, is a wonderful man and is truely committed to tourism that supports the community.

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