Tourist Recreation

Situated at an altitude of approximately 3,000 ft in the Himalayas, The Silver Oaks presents a picture of breath-taking natural beauty, with spectacular views of mountain ranges and panoramic valleys. The hotel is in the heart of the Kalimpong town, with virgin pine forests and oak trees. It is the perfect base to explore the fascinating flora and fauna of the region and embark on your adventures.

Fill your senses with the scent of the earth, as you trek through mountain trails. Ride with the wind on a mountain bicycle, through picturesque paths that take you on a journey of discovery. On the other hand, you could just enjoy the spirit of the mountains within the exclusive environs of the hotel garden.

Whether you are in quest of adventure or an easy-paced vacation, the Elgin Mount Pandim promises a holiday full of surprises and unforgettable memories.

Scenic walks

Miles of un-spoilt countryside and wild flowers in spring, create the perfect beautiful setting for scenic walks and picnics. Let the region work its magic on you, as you explore little known paths and follow tracks into the forest. We have mapped out trails that suit everyone, so you could go on a challenging walk, stroll along woodland lanes or take a route that offers a glimpse of colonial history. Not bound by clock or calendar, the world will be yours alone.

Trail 1 - The Kalimpong Market Walk
Distance: 1.5 km
Duration: 30 minutes to 45 minutes
Grade: Easy

This is an easy-paced, 45 minute level walk that skirts straight and then around the Kalimpong market place. The trail offers a glimpse of the shops, trade and daily life business of the local people of the hill.

Trail 2 - The Kalimpong Golf Course Walk
Distance: 2 km
Duration: 1 hour to 1 hour 45 minutes
Grade: Moderate to Easy

A pleasant walk covering two kilometers, skirting. The trail is a straight and slopes slightly upwards, through lush green forests and is also suitable for the elderly on account of its gentle gradient. This trail is also a wonderful introduction to the flora of the Himalayas and offers some great views of the snow-capped Himalayan ranges and Mt. Kanchenjunga - "the 3rd highest peak in the world" on a clear sunny day. On reaching the top of the hill the trail is a level straight walk with a magnificent view of the Kalimpong golf course on one side.

Mountain bicycling

The landscape beckons the adventurer, as the bicycling trails pass through woods of rhododendron, spruce and pine. In spring, wild flowers set the hillsides ablaze in a riot of colour. Choose a challenging trail or pick an easy-paced ride. Cross hamlets where life has followed a steady pace for years. Pass through forests whose majestic trees have stood undisturbed for centuries. The experiences of a single day allow you to take back memories for a lifetime.

Trail 1 - The Kalimpong Market Bicycle Trail
Distance: 1.5 km
Duration: 20 to 30 minutes
Grade: Easy

This is an easy-paced 20 to 30 minutes level trail, that skirts straight and then around the Kalimpong market place. The trail offers a glimpse of the shops, trade and daily life business of the local people of the hills.

Trail 2 - The Kalimpong Golf Course Bicycle Trail
Distance: 2 km
Duration: 45 minutes to to 1 hour
Grade: Easy

A pleasant trail covering two kilometers, skirting. The trail is a straight and slopes slightly upwards, through lush green forests and is also suitable for the elderly on account of its gentle gradient. This trail is also a wonderful introduction to the flora of the Himalayas and offers some great views of the snow-capped Himalayan ranges and Mt. Kangchenjunga - "the 3rd highest peak in the world" on a clear sunny day. On reaching the top of the hill, the trail is level straight with a magnificent view of the Kalimpong golf course on one side.

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