Hidden Forest Retreat

Below District Court, Gangtok, Sikkim, 737101, India | Hotel
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHidden Forest Retreat Gangtok

    Reviewed by glassbird

    A beautiful environment

    Reviewed Nov 20, 2011
    by (2 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    A beautiful environment, comfortable and great fresh organic food and sublime orchids everywhere.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hidden Forest Retreat Gangtok

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from Gangtok


    A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann on Aug 09, 2014

    18 photos

    ... people up there, we had a wander round and it was interesting to see a working monastery, with monks doing ordinary things. We even saw a couple of monks on a motorbike, a Royal Enfield Bullet I am reliably informed, I really wish that I had the guts to as them for a photo, it was such a juxtaposition to see them pill up their robes and hop on a bike. I think they would have posed for the photo too, the were so pleased to be on the bike, when we ...

    More tea vicar

    A travel blog entry by annietheowl on Apr 05, 2013

    4 photos

    ... And we were still four hours or so from Darjeeling, our final destination.
    Things seemed to get better when we landed. It was over 2000 rupees for a Jeep from the airport in Bagdogra to Darjeeling (only 70k's but it's a steep and rough, winding road). Too much...we only had 50 rupees to our name and the cash machine at the airport as empty! Instead we haggled a taxi driver down to 300 (from 400) to get to nearby Siliguri and from there got a shared ...

    Tea and Trains.

    A travel blog entry by hobo-magic on Nov 15, 2012

    1 comment, 16 photos

    ... have looked right at home in England. We went to the zoo and the attached Himalayan Mountaineering Institute both of which were excellent. The zoo, though not the biggest had great large enclosures and the star attractions were the big cats. The leopards had fantastic bass heavy growls and the Royal Bengal Tiger was simply enormous. I also finally saw a Yak after failing to see one on the trek.

    The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute had two floors of ...

    Tsongo Lake

    A travel blog entry by kenziertw on Dec 17, 2011

    4 photos

    ... to cross border trade with Chinese occupied Tibet. We passed many military camps, having to twice stop at checkpoints. At the Lake the girls rode yaks, and we were able to walk on snow for the first time in India. The lake itself is at 3755 meters altitude, is about a mile long and a quarter mile wide. It is home to Rhuddy Duck and Brown Trout, but no fishing allowed, as it is a sacred site. Indians could continue up the road 18 kms to the border ...

    Sikkim's Unique Peacefulness and Dance

    A travel blog entry by rubyroy on Nov 20, 2011

    1 comment, 64 photos

    ... magnificent smile and full of enthusiasm. We walked back to the retreat to enjoy a wonderful fireplace.

    Gangtok Nov 20

    We went out to visit several of the Buddhist monasteries which were all badly damaged in the earth quake this September. We had a wonderful lunch near the monastery and a stroll around Gangtok. I found a beautiful 60 year old Cauw ( a huge necklace worn by women at their wedding) I would have like to get it however it was ...