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    Those looking for an eco-friendly experience that weaves together a unique confluence of Sikkimese culture and heritage, Western hospitality and value for money accommodation will love this place! It’s perfect for small families as well as singles/ couples who want to unwind slightly away from the crowded parts of Gangtok city in the midst of raw untouched beauty.

What we love

  • This hotel sits quaintly amidst acres of terraced paddy fields enhanced by the surrounding sub-tropical forest with bamboo groves. It has the most breathtaking panoramic view of the Nathula-Himalayan range across the valley. In the evenings, listen to nothing but the chirping of the birds in the distance and the sound of nature while you become one with nature.
  • The simply furnished rooms are colour themed according to Feng Shui and named after elements of nature. Most rooms have a balcony offering captivating views of the Nathula region and East Sikkim. If you’re a small family, you could opt for the 2 bedroom suite that comes with an equipped kitchen, living room with television and a balcony.
  • Relish ethnic local dishes from the region which include Lepcha and Tibetan food as well as a variety of traditional snacks made from local exotic ingredients - fermented soya bean, lilly flower and nettle. The chef can also stir up fabulous Italian preparations - pasta, fresh gnocchi, pizza baked in a traditional pizza oven and salads with a variety of dressings. Other than this, the usual Indian and international fares are also available incase you’re not in the mood to experiment.
  • Here, you can try your hand at bamboo-basket weaving, attend workshops on mandala paintings, learn the art of meditation or even learn a local language! If you like a dish that you’ve had, you could join in at the local ethnic cooking workshops as well.
  • We love that this place echoes the words responsible tourism and goes great lengths to conserve and support both the environment and the local community. Waste is segregated and recycled, water is heated through solar energy, hand crafted furniture made from cane and bamboo find their way into the rooms and common areas, vegetables are organically grown in the garden and frequent skilling workshops are held to skill the local workforce. Don’t you love this place too now?

What to know

  • Given that most of Sikkim is hilly and cradled in the arms of the Himalayas, winters can be really cold in this little state. The local people, to keep themselves warm, would often soak themselves in hot springs known for their medicinal and healing properties. Such an experience has now been re-created in the form of an open air Sikkimese hot-stone bath where a tub is filled with fresh spring water while stone are heated on the fire. When hot, the stones are placed in the tub, releasing heat and minerals, calming the mind, body and soul. You must indulge in this experience!
  • While in Sikkim, you must try the most loved local millet beer known as Chang or Thungba, usually had in a large bamboo or wooden vessel with a bamboo straw! Warm water is added to the fermented millet and left to soak for sometime, the liquid residue is then drunk. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, try the locally produced cherry brandy or whisky on one of the days as well!
  • Hire a local guide and go on interesting hikes and walks around the area. Visit the nearby Lepcha village where you can see the rural way of life in the region. Visit the village school where children with rosy hanging cheeks look your way with curiosity, while you admire the beautiful homes of Sikkim. If you’re lucky, you could also run into young monks clad in maroon playing a game of football!
  • There’s a television in the common room open to all guests which has a collection of DVDs including videos about Sikkim, the Himalayas, Buddhism and traditional healing. You may want to check these out during your stay here.
  • The people from this region are very gentle, polite and soft spoken. Give your aggressive side a rest and be surprised by the warm and courteous hospitality of the staff!

Bedroom

  • Heating
  • Balcony/ sit out area
  • Television
  • In-room safe
  • Hot water
  • Hair dryer
  • Tea coffee maker
  • Complimentary water
  • Room Service
  • Internet

Connectivity

  • Wifi
  • Local phone
  • Car rental facility
  • Credit card accepted

Spaces

  • Living and lounge area
  • Dining Area
  • Media/ TV Room
  • Lawns/ gardens

Entertainment

  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Swimming Pool
  • Massage & spa

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access
  • Child friendly
  • Parking
  • Suitable for events
  • Pets allowed

Housekeeping

  • Washing machine/ Dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Towels/ toiletries
  • Laundry

Food

  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Staff

  • Manager
  • Housekeeper
  • Chef/ cook
  • Security personnel

Safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Doctor on call
  • Power back up
  • Safety locker
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 1 April to 31
March '18
Forest View Room INR 6,000
Panorama Balcony Room INR 7,000
Panorama Suite Room INR 8,000
2 Bedroom Suite INR 15,000

Rate Includes

  • ​Accommodation on double occupancy basis
  • Breakfast for two people
  • All applicable taxes

Additional Details

​Extra Bed Charges:

  • No charges will apply for children upto 7 years of age
  • For children between 8 to 15 years of age, an extra bed can be provided at a charge of INR 1500 per night
  • For people over 15 years of age, an extra bed can be provided at a charge of INR 2500 per night

Cancellation Policy:

  • For cancellations made between 15 to 30 days prior to the date of arrival, 30% will be charged
  • For cancellations made between 4 to 14 days prior to the date of arrival, 50% will be charged
  • For cancellations made within 2 days prior to the date of arrival, no refund will be provided

Awesome Things to do nearby

1

Temi Tea Garden

Roads lined with cherry blossom trees lead up to ​Temi Tea Garden in South Sikkim - the state’s sole tea garden producing tea that enjoys international repute and commanding premium prices in the world auctions! Schedule a visit here to wade through the gardens, visit the factory, join the workers and take back some fabulous tea!

Temi Tea Garden, Sikkim
Temi Tea Garden, Sikkim
2

Lake Tsomgo

​Tsomgo lake which means the source of the lake in Bhutia is a glacial lake in the Eastern part of Sikkim. Get mesmerised by the ever changing colours of the crystal clear lake while admiring scarlet rhododendron blooms in the distance! If you’re feeling a bit touristy, mount a decorated yak for a ride around the lake. Indian and foreign nationals require permits to visit it.

Lake Tsomgo, Sikkim
Lake Tsomgo, Sikkim
3

Rumtek Monastery

Rumtek monastery or the Dharma Chakra Center, surrounded by the lush greens and situated at a height of 5000 feet is one of the largest monasteries in Sikkim. This is the home of a community of monks who belong to the Kargyu sect of Buddhists, originated in Tibet in the 12th century, and a place where the monks perform rituals and practices of the Karma Kagyu lineage. The main house of the monastery has some of the rarest Buddhish religious artworks in the form of wall murals and scrolls.

Visit for the serenity and peace that the place offers and to take a sneak peak into the lives of the monks here.

Foreign nationals will require a permit to visit the monastery which can be obtained from the Government office in either Sikkim or Siliguri.

Little Monk - Photo by Saptak Ganguly
Little Monk - Photo by Saptak Ganguly
Prayer Wheels, Gangtok, Sikkim
Prayer Wheels, Gangtok, Sikkim
4

Lachung

Lachung, which means a small pass, is a small hill station in North Sikkim. It’s strategically located a the confluence of the rivers Lachen and Lachung, gushing tributaries of the Teesta river. This picturesque village is a visual treat with its snow capped mountains, waterfalls in the distance, sparkling streams and apple orchards!

Lachung, Sikkim
Lachung, Sikkim
5

Gurudongmar Lake

​Gurudongmar lake located in North Sikkim is one of the highest lakes in the world! Legend has it that the lake remained frozen most of the year thereby not able to provide drinking water to the locals who appealed to Guru Padmasambhava when he was on his way back from Tibet. The guru obliged by blessing a part of the lake. That part of the lake remains unfrozen through the year and acts as a source of drinking water to the people of the area!

Visit this wonder when you’re in Sikkim while saying hello to yaks and blue sheep that inhabit the region. Get lost in the unpolluted colours of blue and white while soaking in the panoramic vistas of the mountains around.

The region is frequented by landslides and snow covered roads. Make sure you check weather conditions before you head out.

Gurudongmar Lake Photo by A Mohan
Gurudongmar Lake Photo by A Mohan
Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim
Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim