We visited Tathagata Farms during the festive season in October'12. It was our honeymoon trip and we wished to make it special. Now when I look back, I really think it was a good idea to skip the monotonous 5/7 point sightseeing tours when visiting a place like Darjeeling. We decided to spend 2 days in Darjeeling & then straightaway head to Tathagata farms. After a winding bumpy ride, we were just plain awestruck when we reached the farm. The tranquil atmosphere just grasped us even before settlling in, the lush green environs and being far far away from the head splitting maddening crowd, pollution and that constant reminder of urban decay. It is such a place that one always wants to escape to in one's dreams. We were warmly welcomed by Naveen & his brother Praveen, and meeting them after weeks of telecons & a flurry of emails was a solace as we connected instantly. The hut was excellent, aesthetically setup with minimalistic but soothing decor, in a nutshell it was just the kind of place any honeymooning couple can ever ask for. As days rolled by, we lazed around, eating sumptous food and tasting local brew with the charming Naveen to give us company every evening. There was something new to explore everyday whether the Village Walk, the delicious lunch at a farmer's abode, mountain bike trail, picnic by the River, or even indulging in football with the locals atop the mountains! Oh and my wife will never forget her suprise birthday celebration by the pool, thanks to the lovely & timely arrangements made by Naveen. Hats off to the duo for making this place a paradise and they deserve full marks for their hardwork and vision. Time really seems to slow down in a place like this and when we really had to leave, we made up our minds we will never miss an opportunity to come back here, time and again. It was such an unforgettable experience, I really wish Naveen & Praveen all the very best for such a place which is bound to grow in times to come yet retaining its charm and natural calm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tathagata Farm is located in a rural village setting in a scenic part of Darjeeling, India. The place offers simple food, comfortable stay and hospitable staff and owner. It's a small and quaint little place to relax and unwind. There is great potential for short walks, treks, nature walks, tea garden visits and also take on mountain biking as an activity around the place or interact with the local village farmers who are proud of their village and their organic produce. Come and experience simplicity. ... more less
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