Club Mahindra Royal Demazong
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The day began early (4.00 am) and it wasn't until evening that the implication of a 15 hour journey kicked in. I left my travel plans and hotel contacts with my folks, brother and Mel so they know where to contact me in case I cannot be reached. My folks are obviously concerned about me travelling alone and I am trying to do everything I can to …
6 October Pelling to Gangtok
6 October - PellingWas a welcoming sight this morning with Mt Khangchenzonga and surrounding mountains in view. This mountain is the third highest in ...
Flew out of Delhi to Bagdogra and arrived half an hour earlier than scheduled - a pleasant surprise. Met by the driver from the Elgin hotels group (who have arranged our tour around Darjeeling, Gantok and Kalimpong) and started climbing the mountains towards Darjeeling.
The weather was quite foggy in places but we had good views. Lots of traffic on the road and we had to squeeze ...
... have a quick breakfast before we set off again. It was another 21km we had to cover again today, but the prospect was made much more attractive by the easy winding path we could see stretched out in front of us. Despite being one of the longest days, it would be less challenging than the two previous ones as we were walking along the ridge and keeping much the same elevation. We all enjoyed the comparably easy walk and the immense views. The day ...
... for about the past 13 years. New bungalow built in addition a few years ago. Pre dinner drink in the lounge with other guests at 7 pm then dinner at 8 pm. Lunch in India 1 to 3 pm and dinner served 8 to 10 or 11 pm- hard to adjust to esp with children. Huge dining table set in the dining room- all name places and mixed up- not allowed to sit next to your hubbie so you mingle.Silver service for every course.The hostess Najma and often the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsClub Mahindra Royal Demazong Gangtok
If you arrive at night, it's pitch dark and the journey tiring. When you wake up the next morning and go to the balcony, you are greeted with lush green mountains decorated with pine trees all around. The fresh mountain air is all you'd need to wake up and spend some time relaxing.
The staff is courteous, nice, welcoming and treats you like you're the most important person in this whole world. You don't need to introduce yourself to them ... check in and every where you go - fun zone, The Orchid Restaurant or The Alpine Bar, everyone knows you and the room you're staying in.
The rooms are clean and the bed cozy. Some rooms don't have a geyser, which could be an inconvenience, but I am sure they'd arrange some hot water for you if you ask for it. The food is delicious, albeit expensive.
The place is located near Chandmari, Gangtok which is a good half hour drive away from Gangtok town. If you're looking for a place to relax, away from town is what you'd need.
All in all - I had a wonderful time there. Highly recommended!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.