IdleWild Farm

IdleWild Farm

Near Darjeeling

slow down a bit at this countryside organic farm
Starts from ₹4000/ Day

‘IdleWild Farm’ is just a short distance from the bustling pedestrian-only town of Darjeeling, but it feels miles away, deep in the cloud forest. This is a safe haven in every sense, explorers, for chilling after a hectic trip, for birders or orchid-lovers seeking an intimate experience in nature, for hikers looking for the next challenging peak, culture buffs, or for families in search of an inspiring adventure.
It is supremely serene and cozy, and yet full of breathtaking wonder. Spend your days in this organic farm, amidst coffee plantation, close to nature and embrace a new culture. The eco friendly farm and cottages are an exceptional cultural experience in a stunning place for an explorer like you.

‘IdleWild Farm’ is a 4 cottage property amidst an organic farm and coffee plantation. The cottages are eco-friendly made with combination of stone, wicker, bamboo and stones. Each cottage has a separate washroom with geyser facility. Since, ‘IdleWild’ is a Homestay, therefore they do not believe in room service. The meals are served in their dining area at a particular time for each meal. They also have a library next to the cottages for you to indulge in reading in this quaint setting. They also have few tents for camping and bonfire so that you can enjoy the nights to the fullest under the sky full of clear sky.

As ‘IdleWild’ is an organic and eco-friendly farm, therefore everything from vegetables to electricity they use is produced by eco-friendly and organic ways. They use combination of electricity and solar energy in their Homestay. The food served is purely organic food with a blend of Nepalese culture. The hosts are also expert in baking, so you can always ask for scrumptious cakes and cookies.
In the breakfast, they mostly offer poha; omelets, toast, sandwiches etc and the lunch and dinner have simple dal, rice, sabji, chapati with a blend of Nepalese culture.

In the breakfast, they mostly offer poha; omelets, toast, sandwiches etc and the lunch and dinner have simple dal, rice, sabji, chapati with a blend of Nepalese culture.
Head out of your cottage for a community walk where you meet friendly villagers who mostly belong to Nepalese culture and tradition which is a beautiful experience, to live a local life for a day. Enjoy the local rural community food and participate in their daily life activities. Walk through the orange orchards to a hundred year old monastery. The Monastery museum houses manuscripts and artifacts from 17th century, each piece has a story to tell and the monk will be happy to give you a tour. River Teesta is another local attraction which is just 9 km’s from the farm where you can try your hands on fishing/angling with the local or just enjoy picnic/ barbeque or just a hushed afternoon. And the hosts also organize an event called “Art in the Mountain” once in a year where they organize pottery classes, cooking classes, painting classes etc for the guests and locals which is another exciting activity if you come at the time of the event. And a famous barbeque in the evening near a bonfire is the best way to end a day at Auks farm.
Hence, while spending few days at ‘IdleWild farm’ you’ll get a chance to immerse yourself in a new culture, live like a local, slow down a little bit, witness the village life and how the people live and remain happy in few resources making it the best farmstay in Darjeeling. ‘IdleWild farm’ is poised to set the standard for responsible development in a country on the verge of a tourism boom. Locals from neighboring villages of farm are eager to share their culture with guests. The result is a serene hideaway with strong sense of place at the heart of Darjeeling and a crucial example of the positive impact tourism can have at a tipping point for the Darjeeling tourism industry.

If you are flying then to reach ‘idleWild farm’ you need to arrive at Bagdogra Airport and from the airport the farm is just 2.5 hours drive.
If you are coming by train then from New Jalpaiguri railway station, the farm is just 2.5 hours drive. The hosts are always there to provide transport for your safe arrival to the farm.
But, if you want to come by your own, then shared taxis are also available from Siliguri at just Rs 100. As the farm is a NotonMap property, therefore you won’t get enough of public transport leading you to the farm, so it is always better to take a taxi to reach the little heaven.

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