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The Elgin, Darjeeling

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The Elgin Darjeeling is known as the ‘Queen of the Hills’. The name derives from ‘Dorji Ling’, or the God of Thunder. Small wonder then, that the weather varies from the pleasant to cold. As you enter, the heritage of The Elgin greets you. A silken Khada is drapped around your neck as a traditional Himalayan welcome, as sparkling cherry liquor spreads a Warm glow within. The phrase ‘old world charm’ is a palpable feeling of being snug and cosy in this quaint and charming 120 year old residence reminiscent of the heydays of the Raj. It is justified, considering that royalty and distinguished Heads of States have spent many moments here, appreciating the lithographs by Daniell and etchings by G.Douglas that adorn its walls. Dominique Lapierre and Mark Tully have found inspiration to write in its relaxed interiors. The Elgin has hosted the Crown Prince of Sikkim Tenzing Namgyal, the royal family of Bhutan, US Ambassador Galbraith and many more renowned personalities.

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