The Elgin Nor-Khill (“the house of jewels") in Gangtok is known for its tradition and ethnic Sikkimese ambiance. The Kanchan garden affords a rich view of the hills with Kanchenjungha in the background, which inspired the Chogyal of Sikkim to paint for hours. The Nor-Khill was built by the King of Sikkim in 1932 and is the oldest heritage hotel in Gangtok, which entertains guests like his holiness The Dalai Lama, the US Ambassador to India His Excellency John Galbraith, movie stars and you and your family. The has a multi-cuisine restaurant named The Shangri La and a bar called The Dragon.
Hotel Elgin Nor Khill in Gangtok stands mighty with its heritage status, regal traditions and sheer Sikkimese ambiance. Built by the King of Sikkim in 1932 as a guesthouse, it boasts of the credit of receiving Heads of State and other dignitaries. Its 4800 sq. ft. Function Room now serves as the imposing lobby splendid in the bright hues of the folk art that adorn its walls. The royal air still lingers on as the lucky charms, wall hangings, ornate bachus and chocsues have been retained in their antique glory.
Built in the typical Sikkimese architecture, Hotel Elgin Nor-Khill offers 32 rooms which are furnished in a fashion that reflects the royal look of grandeur. Hotel Nor Khill gives you the best accommodation option as it brings together the best of the both worlds. Inspite of donning an awesome feel of the past, it offers all the modern amenities.
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The Shangri La restaurant offers the best of traditional cuisine to give you a unique culinary experience. The ambience and décor intensifies the mood and makes it all the more palatable. The Dragon Bar is the perfect place for the sundowners. This little bar with wooden paneling and ornate Sikkimese motifs creates the cozy atmosphere to set your spirit right.
You can collect some pretty souvenir or any authentic ethnic stuff from the Curio shop set up right in the hotel itself. The collection of accessories here is really mind-boggling.
Gangtok is a magical land located at the state of Sikkim. It is the capital of Sikkim. Gangtok is also the cultural and learning center of Tibetan Buddhist. The city has numerous Buddhist monasteries. Gangtok is a hill city of India and the word Gangtok means Lofty Hills. The whole city is covered by wonderful hills. The city is full of scenic beauty. There are forested hills, streams, waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries and colorful flowers in Gangtok.
(Calcutta, Darjeeling, Pelling, Gangtok, Kalimpong, Bhubaneswar, Puri)
From the cultural capital of Kolkata and artists’ villages to the stunning natural highlights of nature and healing temples, our 13-day cultural tour of East India combines scenery to superb lodging from stylish architecture to “one of the three jewels of the Raj.”
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