A Royal Retreat Pelling, Sikkim
A regal boutique hotel set amidst virgin forest and manicured lawns with the most scenic views of the snow capped mountains!
Drive atop a hill and waltz into a mesmerising boutique hotel that was the erstwhile retreat of the Chogyals - monarchs of the former kingdom of Sikkim
Back in the day, only the chief guests and friends of the royal family were entertained here!
Set amidst the verdant greens, each room, decorated in subtle hues, offers breathtaking and uninterrupted views of the snow capped mountain ranges!
For a bit more of luxury, opt for the suites that come with an adjoining living room with sofas perfectly placed by a crackling fireplace to truly enjoy those chilly nights in the hills.
Savour local delicacies or the traditional Indian and Chinese fare at the elegant dining area
Feast on the scrumptious local dishes during your stay here
The traditional fish preparations will be a delight for the non vegetarians
In the evenings, sip on a hot cup of Darjeeling tea while enjoying the beauty of the hills
Pull out your binoculars and put on the wide smile grin when the Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher, Laughing Thrush or the Fire-tailed Myzornis decide to say a little hello and greet you into their world.
With regal Sikkimese architecture, carved period furniture, paintings from the days of yore, Sikkimese memorabilia and artefacts, a stay here will really feel like slipping into the shoes of Royalty under the spell of discreet hospitality and luxury.
A view of the snow capped peaks of Kanchenjunga
Watching the first ray of light touch the snow capped mountains