This Resort In Sikkim Has A Sundeck With Gorgeous Views Of The Kanchenjunga
Hit up Chumbi Retreat Resort and Spa for contemporary convenience with a touch of Sikkimese tradition.
What Makes It Awesome
Who wouldn’t love to wake up in a quaint wooden room with oodles of light sun kissing you, through a window? A blend of stone and intricately handcrafted woodwork, the resort is inspired by traditional architecture and layout of a Sikkimese monastery. If the normal rooms are not enough indulgence for you, opt for the more lavish choices like the Yuksom suites (named after Yuksom, where the first Sikkimese king was enthroned by three lamas who opened the sacred lands of Bayul Demajong or Sikkim).
Or choose the Rabdentes suite, named after the second capital which is located just a few kilometres from the resort. If you spacious, modern bathrooms, you’ll love this one with natural light streaming into the large, well laid-out bathrooms featuring hand-painted interiors and stunning views of the Kanchenjunga - even when you're showering!. The Raj Suite offers maximum opulence by giving you the feel of colonial India with a rare collection of antique furniture and views of the majestic mountains.
What caught our attention here is the sun deck – it offers a captivating scene of the serene mountains as well as historical places like Yuksom, Dubdi monastery, Hongri monastery, Khechopalri monastery, and the Phamrong waterfalls.
Or you can take a seat by the fireplace, enjoy a cup of their homegrown tea and browse through the personal collection of the Art And Culture Trust, a non-profit organisation founded by the filmmaker and proprietor Ugyen Chopel which seeks to preserve it as heritage of Sikkim. The resort is crowned by Sikkim’s premier monastery Pemayangtse and flanked by the Sidkeong Tulku Bird Sanctuary. You can visit these places or take a stroll in Sikkim’s evening markets and shop for traditional cutlery, chopsticks and also, trendy clothes!