Terrace Valley Clarks Inn, Gangtok

Terrace Valley Clarks Inn is an elegantly designed, super deluxe luxury resort in Gangtok, which is headed by a professional hotel management team of industry experts. Home to green hilly terrains, a breathtaking landscape with misty foothills, with perfect views of the Himalayas, and clean, crisp air, this is a property that combines comfort, luxury and a sense of coziness, all at once. Visitors won’t be disappointed given the natural setting of the place that makes it even more endearing – elegantly decorated rooms get an edge with the natural setting – a river valley with views of green paddy fields, the sound of mountain lakes in the distance, the enchanting wilderness, it’s all here.

Rooms

The hotel has 53 elegant rooms that boast of plush but understated interiors. The amenities fulfil every box that should be ticked in any good resort of repute.  Aesthetically designed and tastefully furnished, with the latest facilities for the well-travelled visitor, most of the rooms offer fabulous views of Kanchenjunga. There’s something else that sets apart this resort from the others – a room for the physically disabled. While many hospitality chains are already looking at potential target consumer who may be disabled, it is worth mentioning that Valley Clarks Inn has created a room specifically for the disabled – with better facilities in the room and easier access to the areas of the disabled friendly resort, including conference room, spa and other areas.

Guests can also choose from deluxe rooms, deluxe view rooms, super deluxe and luxury suites, which allow guests to relax comfortably. In fact, those who have experienced staying in these rooms will agree that staying in this resort is like experiencing Switzerland amidst verdant views of the rolling hills and clear, blue skies.

Dining

Clarks Inn boasts of quite a few places, in house, for its patrons to unwind and relax. Whether you’re a business traveller or vacationing with family, a trip to Bailey, the resort’s multi cuisine restaurant is a must. With 90 covers, the restaurant serves delicious food that’s prepared with care. There’s also the bar, Lashkush, which has 20 covers, a place for relaxed quiet evenings, offering magnificent views of the courtyard. The bar area serves an array of snacks, exotic cocktails and delicious mocktails. It’s here that you can sit back and unwind with a nice drink in hand. For corporate events or family events, there’s Mandala, the banquet hall while Luniva, the conference hall, is another area that’s perfect for banqueting, conferencing, seminars, weddings, dinners and private parties. While the food and drinks are available in all these locations, you can also opt for the courtyard area, an inviting area with ample greenery, blossoming flowers where live evenings of folk songs are organised to help you unwind in the best possible way.

Experience

Terrace Valley Clarks Inn curates a range of experiences for its patrons: Imagine outdoor camping with delectable cuisine; the views of the setting sun in the horizon as the chefs get the riverside barbeque ready for the evening party; munching on sandwiches and snacks after a round of angling and other outdoorsy activities. A short distance away from some of the more enchanting monasteries, including Enchey, Phodong and Rumtek, Terrace Valley Clarks Inn is the perfect destination in itself for those visiting Gangtok.

Location

Terrace Valley Clarks Inn,
NH-10, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim 737135
http://www.clarksinn.in

Tariff per night

Rs 4,000 onwards, per night

How to reach

By Air: The airport nearest to Gangtok is about 124 kilometres away in Bagdogra, West Bengal. From the airport, you can hire a shared taxi or a private vehicle that will get you to Gangtok in a matter of two hours. The drive from Bagdogra to Gangtok is stunning with gorgeous mountains and River Teesta as your backdrop. From Bagdogra, you can also take a TSA helicopter to get to Gangtok in just 20 minutes. However, their services depend on the weather conditions. Chopper flights also get cancelled on the pretext of insufficient bookings.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Gangtok is about 148 kms away in New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri. The station is well-connected to major cities like Kolkata and New Delhi. From New Jalpaiguri you can take a taxi to Gangtok or go to Siliguri Bus Station and catch a state-run bus to Gangtok, which will take you about 5-6 hours.

Road/Self Drive

Tourists rolling in from nearby places like Siliguri, Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kolkata prefer to drive to Gangtok. The roads are well-maintained, except in a few places.