Air : The nearest airport is Bagdogra, approximately 146 kms (about 6 hours drive) from Pelling, Regular Indian Airlines and Private Airlines link Bagdogra with all major cities of India.
Rail : The nearest railhead is at New Jalpaiguri approximately 147 kms (about 6 hours drive) from Pelling.
Road : The state run Sikkim Nationalised Transport plies regular bus services between Pelling and Siliguri. Regular private jeep taxis also ply on this route
The Norbu Ghang Resort is situated on the western face of a mountainside and is barely a minute's walk away from the quaint little hamlet of Pelling. The Resort commands a breath-taking view of Sikkim's protective mountain deity, Mt. Khangchendzonga and it's lesser peaks.
Sikkim's West District is probably the most enchanting, certainly the most sacred place in the Eastern Himalayas. It was here that in 1641 A.D. the first Chogyal(King) of Sikkim was consecrated by the three great Lamas, at Yoksum. The oldest monastery of Sikkim is also in this District. Besides heritage sites and monasteries, west Sikkim is extremely rich in biodiversity. It has a mind-boggling array of flora ad fauna. The hills and valleys abound with numerous orchid, primula, rhododendrons, marigolds, magnolia and cherry to name a few. The exotic aroma of the large cardamom waft along mist-laden hillsides, home of the musk deer and the red panda. Innumerable butterflies flit among the verdant woods lending colour to the rich green hue. Sikkim has more that 500 species of butterflies. Perhaps the pride of the flora of West Sikkim are its dense rhododendron forests varying from the towering giants of the lower regions to the dwarf varieties found above the snow-line. The delicate flowers too are as variegated, from the blood-red thomsonii to pale lilac to brilliant white.
West Sikkim is indeed a favourite of the Gods, blessed with the rich and natural heritage of Sikkim, truly a jewel of the Gods.
Norbu Ghang Resort offers eleven aesthetically designed cottages set amidst landscaped greenery. Every cottage faces the majestic vista of the mountains and has its own private verandah where you can stretch out in comfort bedded cottage and double room-double bedded cottages. All cottages are equipped with attached modern bathrooms with hot and cold water throughout the year.
The Resort also has a modern hotel annexe within the resort complex. The hotel complex has 25 deluxe rooms and a suite, called the Denzong Suite. All rooms have attached bathrooms and a private balcony with an undisturbed view of the mountains.
Watch the sunrise bathe the pristine snows in a golden glow as you sip your morning cup of tea and contemplate the day's excursions for, at the end of a hard day's trek through mist-laden woods, relax in the warm comfort of the Dzongri Bar with a well-earned drink or pamper your taste buds at the Silver Fir Restaurant, where our chef stirs up both local and international delicacies. Tastefully designed interior in ethnic Sikkimese themes, a gentle, rural ambience backed by modern amenities and comforts, and and efficient in house staff ensure a memorable stay at the Norbu Ghang resort. Come and experience your share of the Jewel of the Gods.
In & Around The Resort :
Dubdi Monastery: One of the oldest monastery in Sikkim is located on a hilltop above Yuksom. It was established soon after the consecration of the first Chogyal of Sikkim, Phuntsog Namgyal, in 1641 A.D.
Norbu Gang Chorten and the Stone Throne are also at Yuksom. The site has since been declared as an archeological heritage. The stone throne built for the coronation in 1641 A. D. Still site silently under a gigantic cypress. Yuksom was the first capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Sikkim. It derives it's name after the three Great Lamas who met here to consecrate the first Chogyal (Yok-Meeting of the great Lama, Sum -Three).
Tashiding Monastery: One of the most sacred of all monasteries in Sikkim, was built in the 18th Century by Nadak Sempa Chenpo, one of the three great Lamas. It is believed that just a mere glimpse of this monastery would cleanse all sins.
Pemayangtse Monastery was originally established by the great saint Lhatsun Chenpo, and belongs to the Nyingmapa Order. A must-see is the Zandok Palri, a masterpiece of wooden sculpture depicting the different realms in Buddism.
Khecheopalri Lake is another tranquil spot, and the most sacred lake in Sikkim. It is believed that the Lake possesses powers of Wish-Fulfillment.
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