The Swiss Hotel

15/A Gandhi Road, Darjeeling, West Bengal, 734101, India | Hotel
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Karmi Farm - Relaxation and Trekking in the Hills

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67 on Feb 18, 2014

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... employ many local people and also support a local clinic that helps with medical needs. So Andrew was invited to a wedding reception while we were there and we guests were welcome to join. This was my second wedding reception in India and a much less raucous affair than the Paroja tribal wedding I attended less than two weeks earlier. The people in the area are Buddhists of Nepalase Tamang ethnicity, ...

Darjeeling Himalaya Railway / DHR

A travel blog entry by infiniteroad on Feb 14, 2014

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... aufsuchen, da der Tank leer ist. In einem nepalesisch/tibetanischen Restaurant essen wir die feinsten Momo's die wir bisher bekommen haben. Lecker.

Die Rückfahrt nach Siliguri fahren wir konsequent der Eisenbahnstrecke nach. Und fahren zeitweise gleich neben dem Dampfzug. Die Strecke wurde aber durch verschiedene Bergstürze verschüttet und ist nicht mehr befahrbar. Ein durchkommen ist nur mit dem Töff möglich, da auch die Strasse ...

Darjeeling and Singalila Ridge (Sikkim, too!)

A travel blog entry by therunningdog on Nov 17, 2013

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... now a believer...who knew!? After the trek and my time in Darjeeling, I took a couple days to see the Indian state of Sikkim. Sikkim is named for its original inhabitants, the Sikkimese, but is now populated with an interesting (and sometimes contentious) mix of Nepalis, Indians, Tibetans and Sikkimese. Sikkim is a beautiful place. But it is also very rugged - to travel the 16 miles on the "highway" from Darjeeling to Jorethang, for instance, takes nearly ...

Trekking; Day 1

A travel blog entry by porkchopjim on Oct 31, 2013

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... quite chilliy but those who know me know I am always hot anyway. So I sat down and was fairly soaked from perpetration and decided to take Gent up on his suggestion. I changed out of all my wet clothes and put on all new fresh clean ones. I then wrapped my self up in this sheep skin style blanket. Low and behold I felt freezing all of a sudden. I didn't prior to doing all this so it confused me how now I was feeling all over ****. I was hot and cold, had the shivers and felt ...

Nepal: Darjeeling to Arubote via Charali

A travel blog entry by daveandjenna on May 21, 2013

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... the Nepalese Immigration Office, we were surprised to find our immigration forms administered by a rather casually dressed man. The reason for this however, soon became clear; Mr Immigration was actually on a break and would be back 'in 10 minutes.' Familiar with the idea of 'Nepali Time' (which admittedly has some similarities with Jenna Time), we sat down to eat our snacks. At this point it became clear that time was against us. Sunset was ...

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This hotel, located on 15/A Gandhi Road, Darjeeling, is near Tiger Hill, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Mirik, and Barbotey Rock Garden.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Swiss Hotel Darjeeling

    Reviewed by desarkarpartha

    Happy Days at Swiss Hotel

    Reviewed Jul 24, 2011
    by (1 review) Kolkata (Calcutta), , India Flag of India

    Hotel is located at a walking distance from Gleneries, Kaventer, The Mall and centre of Darjeeling.
    Its cottages are nicely kept and heritage building is still aristocratic. Services was up to a standard and the assistant manager was the man Friday of all guests. Food is nice with scope to improve furhter.
    The lawn is very well kept and Kanchenjunga is visible from the lawn when sky is clear. Overall, our stay was a happy stay.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by trekpartha

    Swiss Hotel Revisited

    Reviewed May 17, 2011
    by (1 review) Kolkata (Calcutta) , India Flag of India

    Swiss Hotel is a heritage hotel of early Raj era. I like it as its ambiance is fine. It has very comfortable rooms and cottages. Lawn is good but could be better with proper horticultural activity.
    Present visit made me wonder why the owners are oblivious of poor managerial skill to keep a heritage property real heritage. I am sure the Swiss couples paid close attention to house-keeping. It is lacking now. Drinking water is supplied in tiny flask and one flask for one room though two occupy the room. Every half an hour one has to call up attendant to get water in room.
    Manager is mostly invisible and when you meet him, he explains how busy he was in taking tourists to Manebhanjan or any such place. The hotel is generally left in care of Mr. Sudarshan, a hard working young with limitations.
    It is in quagmire and needs tough discipline to get it back in rail. We have run Air Force Messes which are like 4-star hotels and better than many clubs of Kolkata, We can straighten it in no time to make the Swiss couple lie in graves peacefully,

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Swiss Hotel Darjeeling

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent