Travelling to the quaint hill town of Kalimpong? We have your stay sorted with this list. Be it budget, luxury, homestays or colonial bungalows - there’s something to suit every pocket and preference.
Here Are 8 Places You Must Stay At When In Kalimpong
Mayfair Himalayan Spa Resort
The family home of David Macdonald, this stunning luxury property has several unique rooms spread across an expanse of beautiful undulating land which affords mesmerising panoramic views of the mountains. Choose from classy heritage rooms and spacious suites. Apart from excellent dining options, Mayfair offers a lot of other luxury choices you can indulge in. From a spa to a well-equipped gym, recreational pool room, children’s play area and a well-stocked library clad in rich wood and leather.
Nestled in the beautiful green surroundings, Sinclairs Retreat Kalimpong offers an unmatched view of the Himalayan mountain range. This luxuriant forested retreat is ideal if you are looking to have a relaxed time surrounded by the best that nature has to offer. Choose from its alluring 44 rooms, two large suites and two rooms in a wooden house. Best part? All the rooms offer a view of the majestic mountain range. Enjoy local fare as well as international favourites at The Golden Oak. The hotel also has a small terrace café that serves delightful cakes, pastries prepared at their in-house bakery.
If you are looking for a luxurious property with homestay feels, look no further than Windsongs. This small boutique hotel offers affordable luxury in the lap of nature. Breathtaking views and great comfort come together here to offer you one of the best stays in Kalimpong. Close to some of the most popular landmarks (Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery and Dr Graham’s Home), Windsongs is very popular with tourists. You get complementary breakfast, WiFi and parking among other amenities. When hunger strikes, make a dash for Cafe Refuel, Sood's Garden Retreat and Restaurant, or King Thai, all within walking distance of Windsongs.
The Elgin SIlver Oaks
The Elgin Silver Oaks is a luxury boutique heritage resort. The interiors are elegantly done up with panelling, arched pillars and pretty chandeliers. Apart from providing all possible amenities you can think of, all rooms come with stunning views of the mountains. The bathrooms include a vanity counter, a bathtub and come with deluxe Elgin designer toiletries. The Hotel is centrally heated in winter. Horses and ponies can be hired for trekking in the valley.
Summit Barsana Resort And Spa
Summit Gardens Retreat and Spa is situated on Upper Cart Road, Kalimpong. Nested in the lap of nature, this property offers a perfect escape from the humdrum of a hectic urban life. We really suggest you indulge in a relaxing massage at the spa here, you won’t regret it. The hotel offers six tastefully decorated rooms with wooden flooring and contemporary interiors. They offer a host of conveniences like tour desk, Wi-Fi connectivity, power back-up and free parking among other regular amenities. You can easily sit for hours at a stretch on the lush green lawns of the resort and lose track of time.
Fagu Tea Estate
The Tea bungalow of Fagu is the ultimate retreat for those looking for a wonderful but quiet vacation in the lap of nature’s thriving beauty. The Fagu Tea Estate in Dooars, Kalimpong district, makes for a pocket-friendly but experiential stay that’s steeped in the old-stately luxuries of the bygone era. Sitting atop a hill, the sloping bungalows look out to the majestic Kanchenjunga and the endless acres of tea plantations that lie at its foot. Get lost in the old charm of antique furniture and stone fireplaces of the bungalows or go for a tour of the tea estate. Or take a walk downhill and check out the beautiful waterfalls and the picturesque village of Fafer Kheti.
Dara Gaon Bungalow
Relish the sounds of silence in the remote village of Dara Gaon and travel back in quaint time staying in this 106-old colonial bungalow. Unlike a typical British bungalow, this one charms you with local woodwork and a period kitchen set-up with a mud oven and wood burners. Bet you’d be slack brained with the surrounding lush orange orchards and the absolutely unhindered views of Mt Kanchenjunga. Recently the bungalow has been spruced up with amenities like western bathrooms with hot water geysers, televisions and electricity. The vegetables are locally sourced and organic and the food is home-cooked and fresh.
Morgan House is a haunted (supposedly) boutique hotel in Kalimpong that has been frequented by many a bollywood stars. The colonial mansion of former English jute baron Mr George Morgan that sits atop Durpindara in Kalimpong is straight out of a history book (or an Enid Blyton one). The stone Victorian mansion with gabled roof, glass windows and towering chimneys, Morgan House is set among undulating hillocks and a sprawling lawn. Currently, the house is being run by the West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation (WBTDC). Give it a try for a spooky good time.