The Elgin Nor Khill

Timeless appeal

Exotic resorts in the Northeast are transporting guests to a bygone era of luxury, says Hoihnu Hauzel Which one sounds the most tempting of all? Escaping to an idyllic, grand old mansion in Gangtok that was…


Himalayan Beauty in Sikkim

When to Go Most travelers will want to avoid the torrents of monsoon season (June to mid-September) in favor of shoulder season: hundreds of orchids bloom in March and April, and from late September through…



5 must-visit restaurants in Gangtok

A treat for food lovers, the entire line-up of restaurants in Gangtok is a delight. Interesting mix of Sikkimese and Tibetan cuisine, desserts that go melting the second you taste them, a dash of flavours…


On the road to Kanchenjunga

Sikkim, we were told, was a fairy-tale kind of place. Known for its isolation, its mystical monasteries, its princesses and chogyals and Himalayan people estranged from modern life, this tiny thumbprint of a state was…


Gangtok: Where live the monks

Cushioned by the foothills of the Himalayas, bare and non- pretentious, Gangtok comes across as a town content to be itself. Tourism is the lifeline of the town that lies on a hill- side by…