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Hotel Nor-Khill, Gangtok

Hotel Nor-Khill, Gangtok

Address: Hotel Tashi Delek - M.G. Marg, Gangtok 737 101, Sikkim, India.

165 kms. from Bagdogra Airport
175 kms. from NJP Railway Station
0.5 km. from Central Bus Stand

The Nor-Khill, of the Elgin heritage group of hotels in the state of Sikkim in eastern Himalayas at Gangtok, known for its traditions, unchanged characteristics and ethnic Sikkimese ambiance. You are welcome as royal guests at The Nor-Khill or in Sikkimese, the house of jewels. What is now the Kanchan Garden used to be a favourite vantage point of the Chogyal of Sikkim. The panoramic view of the lush green hills and the Kanchenjunga in the background, inspired him to paint for hours in the gardens of The Nor-Khill.

The Nor-Khill in Sikkimese means 'House of Jewels'. Jewels of Sikkim relates to its mountains, its people, its flora and fauna and its animals and fruits. This Nor-Khill was built by the King of Sikkim in 1932 as his Royal Guest House where he received and entertained Heads of States and dignitaries. Today the 4800 sq ft Function Room is the imposing lobby of the oldest heritage hotel in Gangtok. The heritage building still hosts all important visitors to the capital of Sikkim. From his holiness The Dalai Lama, to the US Ambassador to India His Excellency John Galbreith, to Heads of States and movie stars, to you and your family, each and every guest at Nor-Khill is a VIP.

The imposing lobby is resplendent in the bright and bold colours of the folk art that adorn its walls. From the lucky design motifs depicting dragons and flame symbols, to the thankas or wall hangings, the ornate bachu and chocsue, or center and side tables, the regal look of the yesteryears have been proudly preserved. An in-house curio shop sells traditional artifacts and jewellery. Come, indulge yourself to the best Sikkim has to offer. Grace The Nor-Khill.

The Nor-Khill is an example of typical Sikkimese architecture in the midst of a serene atmosphere and greenery, in the heart of Gangtok.

The only Heritage hotel in Gangtok has 32 rooms, each of which has been done up to showcase the vivid colours and design elements that surrounded royalty of yore.

The Nor-Khill rooms are quiet, elegant and traditional. All the rooms are spacious and over look Mount Kanchenjungha and the Himalayas. There is an air of serenity.

Designed specially for royal guests of the Chogyal of Sikkim, its rooms still maintains the typical traditional Sikkimese ambiance.

Once the royal guest house of the Chogyal dynasty of Sikkim. The entire decor of The Nor-Khill is in Sikkimese ethnic style. Sikkimese Thankas, traditional carpets, wall hangings and lucky signs prevail throughout. The Jewel Garden has rare varieties of Orchids, shrubs and roses and overlooks Mount Kanchenjungha. Relax and enjoy an air of quiet dignity.

The Dragon Bar is cozy and quaint. It is well stocked and one can experience a large range of Sikkimese ethnic drinks namely Tongba (Millet Fermented Beer).The Bar is designed tastefully in ethnic Sikkimese decor - An Experience.

Whether it is a hearty meal at mid day with sunlight streaming in through the glass windows or the finest traditional cuisine for dinner with the barely discernible aroma of exotic spices in the air, the Shangri La restaurant is the place for eating out in style at Gangtok.