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A brush of Victorian Era – Elgin Mount Pandim, Pelling

A recent trip to the pleasant hill station of Pelling nestled in the hills of West Sikkim encompassed me with warm splendor. Not only did the untouched natural beauty of the town intrigue me to write this but also the shade of Old Victorian era which brushed my senses during my stay there. The town of Pelling is a tourist attraction majorly due to the breathtaking view of the mighty Kanchenjunga.  It also has a history of being  the second capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Sikkim after Yuksom , and  till the year 1814 A.D., the king of Sikkim ruled the state from this place.

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The spectacular view of Mt Kanchenjunga

 
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When the Sun’s rays kiss the mighty peak

A particular attraction to the place was the Elgin Mount Pandim property spread in eight acres of landscaped surroundings.  Being an earlier residence of the Royal family of Sikkim, it is a luxury heritage hotel today with an exquisite old world charm.
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The lobby speaks of the charm of the elegant Victorian Era

 

It indeed displays the elegance and grandeur of the Colonial era with historical artifacts, royal upholstery and walls that speak about the history and heritage of the King of Sikkim.

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Yeou wake up to this view, captured from the room window

The place cast an awe inspiring spell on me and I was carried away by its calm, classy and glorious elegance.   The spectacular view of the handsome snow capped mountains from every corner was breathtakingly beautiful.

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The glowing fireplace giving warmth in the cold winter evening

The glowing Fireplace in the lobby gives  you a touch of the royal English era and carries you into a world of poise and grace. It served as the perfect place for a glass of wine coupled with Old Country music.

 

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Warm fireplace, Wine coupled with Old country music

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Not only is the location and structure that awes you with its unparalleled magnificence but also the hospitality of the staff pampers you into a comfortable cocoon. From providing a warm   welcome  with a shot of Cherry Brandy, which immediately charges you and lets you forget the tiredness of the winding road travel,  to providing hot water bags in your bed, the place has all amenities and comfort for a perfect offbeat relaxed holiday.

 
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