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PO Kolbong | Via Bijanbari, Darjeeling, India   |  
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“A very special place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Karmi Farm is a special place to stay near Darjeeling. Andrew and his family run the place like a home from home and treats everyone as part of the family. With amazing home cooked food, views, walks and rooms Karmi Farm ticks every box. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Fantastic lodge. Very comfortable and inviting. I have stayed at Karmi Farm twice and will definitely be back. Absolutely incredible food and very clean. Great place to relax or use as a home base for other adventures. Incredibly beautiful with fantastic views.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

After a trek, this was just what we needed. Andrew offers a real home stay experience in his beautiful house situated on the hills two hours from Darjeeling gazing at the Sikkim border. Its extremely comfortable, with excellent hot water, comfortable beds and fabulous food. You can do as little or as much as you want, with treks and other activities available. The food is all sourced locally and delicious, there is a comprehensive library on site, reading room and outside seating areas. Andrew is well respected within the local community and there are opportunities to meet the locals. Highly recommended especially after a trek.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Karmi Farm welcomed us as friends, food all home cooked and, drinks from an honesty bar. Andrew is a local with a wealth of knowlege and guided walks made easy. The farm has a very relaxed feel about it, logs fires,tv and video but best of all the discovery of Karrom shuffleboard game. Tea and cakes on the roof terrace offer great views idea for bird watchers.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Thank you Andrew and Deki for your wonderful hospitality. This is a real homestay, and we felt part of the family immediately we arrived. We stayed for a week to ease ourselves into our journey home after three months in India, but on our next visit we will know to plan to stay longer! The location is superb, with views across to Sikkim, and the accommodation extremely comfortable - we were in a lovely cottage just below the main house, with only the sound of birdsong around us. We were welcomed with afternoon tea, and every time we went walking and hiking up and down the terraced hillsides with Andrew we returned to fresh cool lemonade. The walks were challenging, but we soon adjusted to the altitude and steepness. The food is delicious, fresh and homemade. At the end of the day we sat in front of the fire reading or playing Karrom, and chatting with Andrew and Deki. It is the perfect place to reflect, enjoy the fabulous birds, meet with the local people, walk and relax. The area is full of great images for the artist and photographer.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Karmi Farm is a great place if you need some peace and quiet. It is in a great location with great views of the hills and a winding river in the valley. You cannot see Kanchenjunga from the front of the farm, but you can take a quick hike and have amazing views of the range. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. We had an amazing time relaxing, hiking, eating etc. The food is so delicious. We would highly recommend Karmi Farm as a wonderful place to stay in Darjeeling. The rooms are clean and cute. The bathrooms are nicely maintained with warm running water. There is also bird watching and other activities to help you relax and enjoy.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Karmi Farm is the ideal respite from the rest of this crazy country. The hills and stunning view from the farm is more enough to make you feel at peace again. Add to this the great home cooked Nepali food, the rooms, the walks and the company... it's a 10 out of 10 in my books. Thanks Andrew for your amazing hospitality. You really make it look easy!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: PO Kolbong | Via Bijanbari, Darjeeling, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling
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Ranked #1 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Darjeeling
Number of rooms: 5

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