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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Club Mahindra’s Royal Demazong – A property with a heavenly view

A couple of weeks back, I was invited by Club Mahindra to go on a trip to Sikkim along with a selected group of travel bloggers, writers and photographers. And it was during this trip that I got to stay at Club Mahindra’s ‘The Royal Demazong’.


This Royal Demazong mountain resort is situated about 12 kms away from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. One has to drive through extremely steep and curvy roads to reach this property and it is on the way to Tsomgo (Changu) Lake from Gangtok.


The Royal Demazong is very tastefully designed and has a Buddhist Monastery like look. This monastery look is more prominent from the outside than the inside. But, in overall, it gives the property a rich Sikkimese look.

 
It is quite a large property that overlooks the Himalayas. And since it is situated on top of a hill and with a thick green cover, it offers great avenues for bird watching and nature hikes. I personally went on a couple of hikes to the nearby hills and found the vistas to be spectacular.


The rooms in this resort as such are pretty decent and offer most of the modern amenities. But the icing on the cake, is the heavenly view of the Himalayan mountains, the snow fed rivers and the green valleys right from the room’s balcony.

 
The food too is pretty decent, though I would have personally preferred more local dishes in the menu. But, the one thing that I was really happy with was the rich hospitality shown by the hotel staff. They always seemed to have a smile on their faces and were very accommodating.

This 3 star mountain resort is one place I would recommend you check out if you are planning a holiday in Sikkim.



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