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 …
... cross stitch design, would have loved a cushion over made like that but they don't make them, oh well saved some money.
Were dropped off at the town market mall and managed to find our way home o the hotel.
9 October - Gangtok to Amritsar
Early departure today as we have to be in Bagdogra for our flight to Amritsar mid afternoon and with the condition of the roads, we can't cut it fine. Passports again stamped when leaving Sikkim. ...
One of the stories Jayshree told us had to do with missionaries introducing Christianity to India's tribal people. Apparently the villagers were easy to convert in exchange for food, but didn't entirely grasp the minutiae of the gospel.
The missionaries weren't interested in living among the village people, so they left literature behind instead... which was useless because most of ...
... so please I didn't talk anyone into meeting me here. I
still just feel like sleeping. The driver turned around and went straight down the mountain again after he dropped me off! They are made from different stuff to us. I met a Nepalese man in Kathmandu who said he was in Darjeeling last week, he said it is really beautiful. He didn't mention the 4 hours straight up the mountain, nor the monsoon rains. I think he even went on the ...
... on holiday and realised that quite a few of them had come to Darjeeling from Kolkata.
One boy told us it was currently cold in Kolkata, but we took him to mean that it was not currently the summer 45 degree temperatures, not that it was England cold. Altogether too soon it was time to head back down the mountain towards Darjeeling and when we arrived back we wondered what we would be doing ...
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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.