Stayed overnight at this place enroute to Neora Valley for a birding trip. Orchid provided the perfect stopover because its rich natural surroundings and diverse fauna on the premises provide a happy hunting-breeding ground for many species of birds.
Mr Pradhan, the charming old owner, spent considerable time with us to talk about the birds on the property and about his other passion - orchids, which he cultivates on the premises.
Food, service & hospitality were excellent thanks to Ms Honey Pradhan and her able man-friday, Baban. The place and its people have a style of their own. Would heartily recommend it to any traveller willing to pay that extra buck.
- Also Known As:
- Orchid Retreat Kalimpong, West Bengal