The Elaborate - Royal Demazong, Gangtok

As I witness the enormity of mountains, I feel so meager with my small problems of life and living.

As I witness the clouds kissing the greenery and settling in the valley's grave embrace, I feel my cheeks turn pink.

As I witness the rising sun and the setting one, painting the sky in different hues, I feel blessed to be alive to see it all.

The view of Chola Range from The Royal Demazong

This was my first experience of holidaying with Club Mahindra. And to say the least I cherished every bit of my stay at “The Royal Demazong” in Gangtok. Derived from the Tibetan word Denzong meaning valley of rice, Demazong redefines luxury accompanied by heartwarming hospitality in a remote place like Gangtok. Facing the illustrious Chola range and a sneak peak to the mountain roads leading to Nathula pass, the resort provides its guests with a million dollar, thirst quenching view. The interiors have the distinct Sikkimese flavor yet the amenities are very modern and tastefully designed.

The Sikkimese style lobby

The Royal Demazong

The winding path leading to the Resort

Our room

We had taken two studio rooms, 33 and 34. With a comfortable double bed, well maintained bathroom and a traditional eating area, the rooms had all we required. But the best part was the balcony overlooking the greenery of mountains. From sunrise to sunset the changing mountain ambiance is worth noticing and living. A distant village, a cloud of smoke from the chimney of a hut, the slow mountain music from festivities at a distant and eventually the moon shining on the enormity.

The beauty of solitude

The food was good and available at subsidized rates for members like us. The chef personally cooked meat the way we wanted, which was commendable. The resort had a small garden, children play area and indoor activity area very essential for evenings in hill stations. The restaurant, named Orchid was a lovely place to put up, in the evenings, karaoke and games were organized there for the guests.

However what I loved most was the warm reception, the smiling faces and commendable hospitality we received. A vacation is a time when we just want to be away from daily chores and be amidst the warmth of divine gaiety. We want to relax. And this is only possible if we get the apt ambiance for it. Club Mahindra’s resort is a 15 minutes’ drive from the hustle bustle life, which adds to the relaxation quotient. Lastly I thank club Mahindra and all the resort crew for making our stay worthy and enough for getting etched in our hearts forever.

Pics courtesy Avishek Sengupta (my husband)

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