Darjeeling Gymkhana Resort

The Mall, Darjeeling, West Bengal, 734101, India | Hotel
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Darjeeling

A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann on Aug 04, 2014

1 comment, 26 photos

... there was one of these rubbish dumps outside our hotel. This also meant that the dogs gathered to fight over the rubbish. Shame as the hotel was great.

On our first day we met the owner who was Tibetan and she invited us all up for tea, she also showed us her buddhist chapel in her attic and told us a brief story of her family's escape from Tibet in the 1960's. A real harrowing tale of persecution of her parents (who I think were quite ...

Bus to India

A travel blog entry by gravittkiki on Mar 29, 2014

1 comment, 6 photos

... is going to get the passports. Seriously, I'm supposed to be getting it right now. What can I do though. As I stand at the gate everyone lines up but this one guy decides to stand in front of me and keeps asking a girl two behind me if she was first. This is also the girl that said I could go in front of her, but since it is running late I pretty much don't think I'm going to make it and I don't even get into it with him. When they open the gate at 515 we all go to ...

Darjeeling - Enough Caffeine To Fuel An Empire

A travel blog entry by travelingamanda on Feb 16, 2014

3 comments, 24 photos

... of all of the above. Perhaps they're just used to diversity and the presence of Westerners since the British originally set up the place. The Muslim call to worship happens on schedule - a tragic reminder of how the British tore the region apart when it imposed a false border between West Bengal (as a Hindu part of India) and Bangladesh (as separate Muslim country). Some highlights here include: Observatory Hill - the mountain top site of the original Dorje Ling ...

Mallory and Irvine

A travel blog entry by benandmartin on Nov 23, 2013

14 photos

... our appearance had become a bit shoddy. I was beginning to look like a castaway and Ben was constantly moaning about his hair (despite having two hairbrushes with him he still couldn't control it). Something had to be done. Ben was first to take the plunge and ventured off in search of a barber while I was busy consuming my 6th pot of tea for the day. 30 minutes later he returned with what can only be described as a bowl ...

Trekking; Day 1

A travel blog entry by porkchopjim on Oct 31, 2013

1 comment

... porch where a sitting room faced you, then you turn right into the hallway where the kitchen is Infront of you and a second sitting / dinning room to your left. He invited us to sit down in the dinning room. Niraj was married with a child that lived in Darjeeling but he said he spent a fair amount of time here at his mum and dad's house. His mum came in to the dinning room and said hello, she was a lovely short lass who looked quite good for her age. We shook hands and she went off ...

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This hotel, located on The Mall, Darjeeling, is near Tiger Hill, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Mirik, and Barbotey Rock Garden.
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    TripAdvisor Reviews Darjeeling Gymkhana Resort

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good