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“Experience of a lifetime”
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25 reviews
Cozy cottage with spacious rooms with attached bathrooms
Kitchen and TV area
Snapshot of the dining and rooms
One of the sample bed rooms
Our glam camp with attached bath
Our last guest sent us this shot !
Robin ( Village local) helped us make our signboard. We Respect his talent being a one hand man.
River Tista for angling
Rangli Ragliot tea Garden - Day tour
Monsoon sky
Sunrise from the farm
View from the rooms
A Panorama of the farm
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Farmhouse -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Darjeeling, Darjeeling District, West Bengal

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Priya1976
Mumbai, India
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Experience of a lifetime”
Reviewed 15 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

We (a family of 6) stayed here in December 2016. I had planned a trip to Sikkim/West Bengal and was looking for off-beat local homestays when I cam across this option. Nothing I saw or read on TripAdvisor or the Auks Farm website prepared me for the actual beauty of the place. Set apart from the usual touristy towns, Ashish, Bijaya and Sushmita offer a unique experience of a rural homestay. Sushmita was extremely friendly when I contacted her about the booking and sent me pictures and suggested various options among the cottages. She was very prompt to reply to emails and messages. Ashish arranged the pick-up from the airport.
The farm is a small family-run unit. You can read about the history of the farm and their mission on their website. We went there with no agenda - just wanting to relax for three days - and that is exactly what we did!
The cottages are all very clean and nicely furnished, each in its own style, showcasing local handicrafts and handlooms. Ashish and Bijaya provide delicious home-cooked food, mostly sourced from their own farm. A rambling walk through the woods, a picnic lunch (lovingly packed by Bijaya!), a visit to the local church on Christmas day to watch the village band perform, mornings spent in the verandah drinking tea and watching the sun rise, taking my toddler to throw food for the fishes in the pond and one lovely evening with a bonfire and local fruit wine - just chatting with Ashish and Bijaya - these are some of the things we did.
For those expecting five-star comforts - please do not come here. This is not a large commercial establishment and there are glitches like frequent power failures. But what stands out is the natural beauty and tranquility of the place and the fact that the hosts are doing their best to make their guests comfortable while conserving the ecosystem. Sushmita, Ashish and Bijaya (and Aunty!) - thank you for a memorable holiday!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Jan 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely and kind words Priya. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and your family. Do visit us again :)
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Pete M
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Such a unique place to relax, do nothing, and eat fantastic food!”
Reviewed 26 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016
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I stayed here with my family for three glorious days and it was an exceptional experience. Our hosts Ashish and Bijaya were wonderful, and the food they prepared was seriously the best that we had during our three weeks in India. And what a relaxing place! We did nothing but chill, eat and take in the gorgeous views. Sushmita, who handled the booking, was phenomenal as well. Thanks so much Sushmita, Ashish, and Bijaya for everything - you made our stay at Auks Farm unforgettable.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Nov 2016
Thank you so much for the lovely review and for being the perfect guests :)
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Explorer4...
1 review
“Heavenly experience”
Reviewed 4 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

cozy comfortable stay, both Ashish and his wife were warm, friendly and caring.the property is just right for people who want to laze around and enjoy nature. weather was good. They even have a small book shelf with lot of readable stuff.

sorry Ashish for rating very good and not excellent as it will just raise the expectation.

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Liked best: i could see mountain from my bed.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Nov 2016
Thank you for your review. Do visit us again.
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Lauren L
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed 28 October 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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I finally got the opportunity to stay at Auks Farm with my partner & it was a truly wonderful experience. The farm itself is family owned and in a village, where the people are friendly, the noise/ pollution is minimal & the view of the mountains looks like something you would see on a postcard.

Upon arrival I was greeted by the friendly staff with chai & shown around the farm and then to my room.

The room was well appointed, beautifully decorated, the linen clean & the bathroom was fully functioning (including hot water).

I was lucky enough to see lunch & dinner being cooked in the kitchen! Most of the produce we ate was grown on the farm or sourced locally and it was fresh, tasty, plentiful and made with love.

There are a number of activities available to guests & Sushmita & Ashish were very helpful. They took us on a few walks, explained the history of the farm, the dynamics of the village & also organised drivers for us to get around. It's the perfect place to relax with a good book & a cup of tea.

My interaction with the hosts was the highlight of my stay.. After dinner they joined us, we played music and we talked late in to the night about anything and absolutely everything. It's really beautiful the way the family have banded together & are so eager to share their little slice of heaven with the rest of the world.

If you are after an authentic farm getaway, Auk's farm is it. I can't wait to visit when I come back to India in January!
Thanks guys xx

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Management Response
6 Nov 2016
Thank you for your lovely review Lauren. Looking forward to seeing you in Jan.
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zoeyky
North Male Atoll
1 review
“Wow!”
Reviewed 26 October 2016 for a stay in October 2015

Auks Farm is the perfect place for a peaceful get away. The location is perfect if you like the feeling of complete seclusion & sounds of nature. Whether it is reading your favorite book or watching the sunrise, Auks farm will definitely charm you and capture your heart. Sumi and her family makes you feel at home from the time you arrive. Her food is delicious, healthy and simple!

Definitely looking forward to coming back again.

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Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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Management Response
27 Oct 2016
Thank you for your lovely review, please do visit us again.
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