Just take a break for a day, and wonder at the Kanchenjunga peaks visible from here. Play with the in-house doggos in the field, walk on the roads around, spend time with the staff hearing their stories. Dig into the local Sikkimese thali, and at night ask for a bonfire with barbecue.
How to Get There:
Barfung is a small village near Ravangla, which takes 3 hours from Gangtok and 1 hour 45 minutes from Pelling. Cabs are a plenty if you are travelling in a group. As a solo traveller, you will comfortably get a shared cab from both these cities.
Gangtok has a new airport within 2 hours, known as Pakyong airport, connected to Kolkata and Delhi. Bagdogra Airport is the main one situated at 3.5 hours from Gangtok.
Best time to go:
While summer (Apr - May) is when most of the travellers visit here for a wonderful weather, you can also consider chilling winter (Dec - Jan) and shoulder seasons (Feb - Mar, Oct - Nov) for amazing Himalayan views. The hotels have access to room heaters at a nominal cost per night. Do be prepared for power cuts in this remote area though.
Trivia: Did you know that prayer flags of different colours have different purposes? The coloured flags are tethered as prayers for well-being and prosperity, while the white flags are for praying for the deceased.