Sikkim

Sikkim

Sikkim is home to almost 200 monasteries or Gompas belonging to the Nyingma and Kagyu sect. Some monasteries like the Dubdi monastery in west Sikkim is considered the oldest monastery having been built in 1705. It is also home to some exotic orchids. It is said Sikkim has more than 6000 species of orchids.

A former royal kingdom, Sikkim has had a turbulent past owing to incessant raids and annexation threats from nearby kingdoms. Sikkim’s Coronation Book describes Guru Tashi (descendants of the Mi-nyak House of Kham in Eastern Tibetas) as the first ruler of Sikkim. Yet, it was not before 1642 AD, when Sikkim got its first Chogyal (king) Phuntsog Namgyal (the fifth generation descendant of the Mi-nyak house), who consolidated the fragmented territories. This event was preordained by the Buddhist sage Rinpoche, who had come to the region to spread Buddhism.

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Located three km away from Rabong (6400 ft) on the Gangtok-Pelling / Pemayangtse highway, Mt. Narsing: The Village Resort is situated amidst quaint villages, offering splendid views of the Rangit valley and the wide countryside dotted with ancient and sacred monasteries of west and south Sikkim. The property’s proximity to the snowcapped peaks of Narsing, Jopuno and Kabur mountains gives a truly magnificent and awe-inspiring backdrop, making your stay truly memorable. The resort has two wings, the annexed area and the main resort. The annexed wing is located one kilometer…
Located in Pelling, West Sikkim, Elgin Mount Pandim is a 30-room hotel that’s best described as a nature lover’s paradise. Offering dazzling views of the majestic Kanchenjunga, bountiful nature, flora and fauna, Elgin Mount Pandim, set in eight acres of virgin forest and landscaped gardens, revokes the old-world charm created by its first owners – the royal family of Sikkim. The peaceful retreat, 150 kms from Siliguri, with a glorious view of the Singalila range, is walking distance from the 300-year-old Pemayangtse monastery. Surrounded by oak forests, the resort is…
Overlooking the majestic mountains of the Chola Range, Club Mahindra Royal Demazong Gangtok, combines traditional Sikkimese hospitality with fine modern amenities. Located on prominent Raj Bhawan Road in Gangtok, about half an hour drive away from the main city, it is quiet yet accessible from all major commercial points. Guests feel at home as they revel in an atmosphere that draws inspiration from Sikkimese architecturethat features gentle mandalas with a generous use of wood. Even more impressive is the views of the mountains from the rooms. All the 31 rooms…
Untouched, virgin and flawless is what would define Cherry Village Resort, a charming boutique property that is about 10-minute drive from upper Pelling, Sikkim, close to the enchanting Kacheopalri lake. As you wind up the hilly track, soaking in the fresh breeze, Cherry Village Resort, its exteriors designed as a charming wooden cottage, beckons you with its grace, warmth and charm. Nestled in idyllic surroundings, this is the place to unwind and rediscover yourself. Far away from the maddening crowd, it’s your home away from home – the perfect stay…
In the midst of the picturesque Himalayas and the rolling valleys of Gangtok, on a plateau, lies Central Ninamma Boutique Resort. All the 28 spacious rooms offer panoramic views of the mighty Kanchenjunga, allowing guests to wake up to the first rays of sunlight, entering through their room windows. The resort is picture-perfect in every way, allowing guests to experience nature in all its bounty. Ideal for families on vacations and solo travellers on business or leisure, the resort combines comfort and luxury in equal measure. Rated by travelers as…
The former home of an aristocratic Sikkimese lady that’s converted into a 12-room boutique hotel, is a charming place to rest your tired head. The two-floor property is accessed through thick bamboo groves heightening guest’s experience. High on aesthetic and comfort, the property in designed in sync with the local environment. Situated just above the Mall Road, it is located in the heart of the capital Gangtok, making it ideal for couples and for those with small children. Owners Purna & Raju Rai provides a personalized and friendly service. And…
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