Chumbi Residency Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsChumbi Residency Hotel Gangtok
This hiew el has been very satisfactory. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. We love the duvets - beds very comfy. We could have a spectacular view of the valley if the mist would lift but it might be the wrong season - April 18 & 19. The restaurant in the hotel is quite good and recommended in guidebooks. Service has been good. I hadn't realized that Sikkim is making lots of efforts to be green and I appreciate that a lot.
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... s population is very Himalayan as well, made up of Lepchas, Bhotias, and Tamang Nepalese, all Buddhist cultures heavily influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. They've been joined by a significant number of Tibetan refugees who've established their own monasteries since arriving after China's takeover of their country.
While Sikkim appears tiny on the map, mountainous roads are such that what appears close ...
... So we got a shared taxi back to Darjeeling for 20 rupees each!
Good food and footy in a local bar when we got back before an early night. Well, we had expected to be very tired from our walk so we had planned an early night and a lie-in; it seemed a shame to change such a pleasant plan just because we weren't tired! The early night worked a treat but the lie-in not so. The honking started at 5.20am and we have a pigeon nesting right outside our room who ...
... coffee bar and pub. he English have left their stamp here and most people speak English. Every morning after my walk I go to Keveners for breakfast. They serve BACON!!!! Old fashioned thick, salty tasty bacon! The restaurant is over 100 tears old and I think the waiters were there for the opening. But a bacon sandwich and a pot of the finest tea for less than 12 SA rands is a bargain.
On Sunday Went to the ATM to draw some cash. managed to get cash but ...
... centre and had a mooch around. We met a nice girl from Winchester in the hotel too and sat chatting to her for most of the evening. Scott went to track down Tongba Beer with a local. Its a millet beer brewed from dried fermented millet in a wooden bamboo mug that is drunk through a straw and is insanely strong. You get 5 big tankards worth for 40 rupees (50p!) He found a place where he could buy the illusive stuff but it ...
... views particularly of Khangchendzonga Mountain however day it was so cloudy we couldn't even see the bottom of our own hill let alone a mountain a few miles away. After arranging our tickets on to Calcutta the follwoing day we killed the time before our toy train ride by taking a stroll through Darjeelings Botanical Gardens and Chowk Bazaar. The Gardens whilst nice and peacful in themselves were again not overly impressive particularly the greeenhouse ...