The Retreat

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

Darjeeling Himalaya Railway / DHR

A travel blog entry by infiniteroad


14.2.2014 Darjeeling, India Km: 49737 Darjeeling Himalaya Railway / Darjeeling Himalaya Railway

Crossing the border to India is equally chaotic as from India to Nepal. No real customs and I have to ask several times where immigration is. On India's side one with a scooter guide me to the building of immigration. Even I would have probably not found. But I have the entry stamp and am again shocked by the Indian lifestyle. Dirty town, too ...

Darjeeling and Singalila Ridge (Sikkim, too!)

A travel blog entry by therunningdog


... for a separate state. Darjeeling is (strangely) part of West Bengal, and ruled by the state government in Calcutta, about 1000km away, and vastly different culturally. Hence, the Gorkhas call for a separate state. I finally gave in one day, and decided to drink some local Darjeeling tea instead of my usual coffee. It was the magic elixir I was looking for! Within an hour, the "Vary Nasty" stomach bug I had contracted in Varanasi had finally been vanquished! ...

Trekking; Day 1

A travel blog entry by porkchopjim


... hole that acts as a stove. Not only is it a good stove but it kicks out a nice bit of heat. As it really was nippy up in these mountains they also had a second fire. It looked identical to car wheel that I guess had been filled it one side. This sat sideways and they replenished it with red burning coal from the stove fire. We all sat round the wheel and warmed up nicely. We then got to watch these two Nepalese sisters prepare our dinner. This wasn't just a dining room for a ...

Arubote, Ilam

A travel blog entry by daveandjenna


... employed; those of counting on fingers and pointing at bank notes. After visits to several stalls, we left with tomatoes, aubergines, peas, garlic and a pineapple and headed to the pre-arranged meeting point feeling ready for lunch. Dave was craving a yak cheese sandwich, but this proved to be rather elusive in Ilam. After a brief visit to a momo bar, at which point Deepak left us to go to another business meeting, we returned to Hotel New Dish for some food. Dave tucked into a ...

Third day in Darjeeling!

A travel blog entry by hadleyandlaura


... 100% darjeeling tea. I found out that all teas we drink wether it be green, black or white are all made from the same tea leaf and just take a different process to be made. White tea is the most expensive even though it goes through less steps in the process. Before we left we were given the opportunity to buy some tea which we both did. I bought some white tea and Laura bought some black tea. As we left the we were asked by a tv crew for a quick interview. They were making a ...

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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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