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Himalayan Hotel Kalimpong

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City : Kalimpong
State : West Bengal
Location : Kalimpong
Rooms : 16

The house that is now the Himalayan Hotel Kalimpong, was the family home of David Macdonald who was posted to Tibet as a British Trade Agent, serving in Yatung and Gyantse until his retirement in 1924. Notably Macdonald assisted in the 13th Dalai Lama's escape from Tibet in 1910, and was later invited to Lhasa in 1921. He served briefly as Britain's Political Officer in Sikkim, in charge of Britain's relations with Tibet, Bhutan and Sikkim and after his retirement, Macdonald shifted to this house and rented part of it as a hotel. The Himalayan Hotel Kalimpong still remains the residence of the Macdonald family and is now one of the premium hotels in Kalimpong.

The elegant rooms that have been let out for the guests at the hotel are cozily done up and give you a feel of a colonial homestay. The room facilities at Himalayan Hotel are:

  • Attached bathroom
  • Running hot & cold water
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Log fireplace
  • TV with satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • Room service

  • The hotel provides indoor games like table tennis, billiards, etc. The well done up lounge at the hotel has TV and is a nice place to hangout during the evenings.

  • Laundry and dry cleaning
  • Currency exchange
  • Front desk
  • Travel desk
  • Car rental
  • Valet parking
  • All major credit cards accepted

  • Kalimpong is located in the Darjeeling District and is distinguished for the large number of premier education institutions that dot the horizon at the place. Kalimpong can be reached by bus from Siliguri, Darjeeling, Gangtok or New Jalpaiguri.

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