The Retreat

15 Hermitage Road, Darjeeling, West Bengal, 734101, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Darjeeling

This Isn't the Darjeeling Limited

A travel blog entry by npacadia


One of my favorite all time movies, is Wes Anderson's 2007 "The Darjeeling Limited" with Owen Wilson. From seeing that movie maybe three times, I had visions about what the train actually looked like. However, as with almost all fiction, the reality was something completely different.

First, there is no train in India called the Darjeeling Limited. There is an active narrow gauge (2 ...


A travel blog entry by backpackinbawds


... to NJP station, so it's a shame it got wiped out by a landslide. Hopefully the plans to restore it in the next few years will come through- this would be such an ideal way to travel compared to driving!

Back in the cafe later that night we bump into a buddy we first met in Varanassi. Rob, from the UK is a gem and also on an extensive journey around the world. After a cafe catchup we decided to head to a nearby restaurant for ...

Trekking: day 4 and 5

A travel blog entry by porkchopjim


... so were ready to take it on. We skipped breakfast at this place as generally we hadn't really been that hungry first thing. Niraj said we would have breakfast somewhere else a few hours away. We set off and the first few K's were steady and downhill before coming to much steeper paths. There was the official 'way' which was a longer, wider drawn out and shallower angle but we spent about 8-9k going down the other more direct and steeper route. At first it was all fine ...

Darjeeling- more tea vicar?

A travel blog entry by porkchopjim


... somewhere around our hopeful expectation. We took the decision probably a bit lightly, it really was a **** load of walking but went for it anyway. We would be picked up at 8am the following morning. We also booked our travel to Delhi- a taxi and a nice posh train (so he said). So that was it, the next 7 days were sorted leaving us 6 days for Rajasthan (Agra - Taj Mahal etc) We asked him to recommend a restaurant and then bought a new bag for our trek. The restaurant ...

Nepal: Darjeeling to Arubote via Charali

A travel blog entry by daveandjenna


... stealing two games without muttering Uno, and Samyog still reluctant to play his 4s. We had decided to save our purchase for Samyog until the following morning, so before his departure to school, presented him with the English book entitled 'The Geography of the World' that we'd purchased in Darjeeling. It was shyly received, but we spent a while pouring over the pictures and pronouncing words with him. Not one for affection, he then changed into ...

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This hotel, located on 15 Hermitage Road, Darjeeling, is near Tiger Hill, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Mirik, and Barbotey Rock Garden.
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