One of the highlights of our month long trip to Nepal and Northern India took place at Sudhi’s Homestay in Gangtok, Sikkim. This stop was near the end of our trip and provided a restful haven for our travel weary bodies and minds! As a matter of fact, we enjoyed our visit there so much, that we extended from 3 nights to 6! We were accommodated in a beautiful, large bedroom with a very large gracious bath. Our accomodation was large and comfortable, with a King size bed, a separate dressing room, flat screen TV, and internet access. The reasonable rate included breakfast . Since there were only two of us, we shared the apartment of Dr. Nilima Pradhan and her family. We were able to meet her brother Rajesh (who manages the reservations and the emails on the web site, www.gangtokservicedapartments.com), her husband Manesh, and her delightful parents, the Pradhans, as well as family who were visiting from Darjeeling. Although Nilima is a busy physician, she always had time to visit with us and to supervise the meals that we took at the home. She even gave me her recipe for Chicken Curry. And, I cooked improvised “vegetarian baked pasta " for them one evening! And, we are so thankful that Mr. Pradhan took a half a day to arrange and escort us to Rumtek Monastery and the surrounding areas of Gangtok. His input into life in Sikkim , both in the past and presently, gave us invaluable insight into this wonderful and unique part of India.
The home is located in the Sichey area of Gangtok, away from the center but within easy walking distance. Cabs are abundant and inexpensive. The view of the surrounding hills from the patio is just beautiful. Please keep in mind that this is not a hotel and that one should behave as good guests of a family, not as pampered tourists! Keep this in mind, and you will have an invaluable experience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The homestay is in a quiet location of Gangtok. 5 Minutes drive from the MG Marg. INR 15 in a pool cab and INR 70 in a reserved car. The homestay is in an apartel or a serviced apartments concept where in each apartment has 3 rooms each with its own lobby, dining, etc. A perfect 2nd home. Individual rooms can also be booked. The apartments are of 3 ranges...2 Bedroom luxury apartment, 3 bed room luxury apartment and 4 bed room Premium Apartment. Home-cooked food can be ordered from the base kitchen. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sudhi's Homestay Serviced Apartments Gangtok, Sikkim