If there is one place that can compete with Darjeeling as a popular tourist mountain destination, it is Kalimpong.
What you MUST NOT miss out on, is a stay at The Elgin Silver Oaks in Kalimpong's Rinking. This luxury heritage hotel is a paradise for mountain lovers. Did you know? The Silver Oaks is close to a century old and it was built in 1930 by a renowned jute magnate. Decorated with luxe chandeliers and European furniture, it exudes elegance from all corners.
The hotel facilities include a book library, in-house movie library, spa, 24-hour in-room dining, a lounge with bar, minibar in all the suites, activity centre for children and baby sitting provisions, among other things. Even though it's very suitable for families and couples, if you are a traveller brimming with wanderlust, this is the perfect place for a solo relaxation trip. Think you have the adventurer in you? Elgin also provides mountain bikes for rent!
Wake up to mesmerising views of the mountains and choose from its deluxe single, deluxe twin or deluxe suite rooms. The rooms come with designer toiletries, bathrobes, bath slippers and complimentary tea or coffee making facilities. The ground floor also has wheelchair-friendly rooms!