Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse is one such place that had me fall in love with it instantly. Situated amidst pine and deodar trees in a pristine Himalayan hamlet, Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse is just like a slice of heaven. The two hours long bumpy ride from Pelling, another hill station in Sikkim can be easily endured to reach Biksthang. The Kanchenjunga ranges, said to be the guardian deity of Sikkim can be seen from almost all the corners of Biksthang. The Farmhouse too is located in an islated location that is perfect for a quiet holiday.
Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse
If you love luxury stay in the lap of nature, then this place is ideal for you. The Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse is located on the estate owned by the Sharkahlon family who had settled here during the 18th century. The spot was chosen by the family for its remoteness. The original house was built by Sharkahlon Tshering Thondup, a prominent minister in the 18th century and it still stands today. The present generation has converted their ancestral property into a beautiful heritage resort in the heart of nature and beauty.
The name Biksthang has been derived from the Lepcha word ‘bikmon’ that means ‘the place where a tiger ate a cow’. All these names are linked with interesting Lepcha folklores. Nestled amidst scenic landscapes and surrounded by the lofty peaks, Biksthang offers a scenic environment and a pristine wilderness to all its visitors.
There are nine suites in the farmhouse spread across a total area of 50 acres. There are three categories of rooms with each having a unique view of the mountains, hills and the farm. The Heritage Suites are the most spacious and has traditional architecture. You will get the views of the Kanchenjunga ranges from both the heritage suites. Apart from the Heritage suites, there are three single unit suite cottages and two double unit suite rooms. All the rooms have their own unique architecture and beauty. There is a honeymoon suite too. It is a spacious cottage with a master bedroom, a living room, a kitchenette and a bathroom. The cottage is quite private and is set aloof from the rest in the middle of bamboo thickets and is approached by its own private path.
There is a beautiful dining hall with stone walls that was used as a detention room in the past. There is a lounge area called deck overlooking the pool where you can simply sit and relax while having a look at the Kanchenjunga ranges. The thatched roof and the traditional artifacts used to decorate the place give it a rustic ambience. There is a beautiful the infinity pool jutting over the lush forested mountainside and a bar strategically places beside the pool. On a clear day, you can see the reflection of the Kanchenjunga on the waters of the pool. There is also a hot stone bath or spa called “Menchu”. You can experience hot stone bath here.