The Elgin Silver Oaks – Kalimpong
Lounging in the landscaped gardens in a profusion of colours, one is treated to breath-taking view at the Silver Oaks, Kalimpong. The natural décor is characteristic in the imposing Kanchenjunga which can be seen on a clear day, blooming petunias and asters, the serrated violet edges of iris, iridescent butterflies flitting through colourful azaleas, drooping geraniums, proud orchids and heaven, temporarily descends on earth. Sitting in one of the quaint gazebos, the tea seems to be flavoured by the refreshing winds of the Himalayas. The Silver Oaks was built in 1930 and once belonged to the prominent architect Frederick Desraj who built the old Teesta Bridge. The house was then bought by Mr. Diamond Oberoi in the early 1980’s from Fredrick Deshraj. Mr. Oberoi added an extra floor as a natural extension of this style of architecture with added windows, allowing a better assortment of lights filling in the indoors and hallways. The Elgin Silver Oaks is now a luxury boutique hotel and provides the best luxury and comfort by integrating modern amenities tastefully with its heritage décor. This residence is also decked with lithographs of old masters, period furniture, bookshelves with handpicked publications and a bar to ease the spirits and help relax. The soft tunes of the piano and the aroma of the food stir up a languor that is perfectly acquainted with a sedentary holiday mood. The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong is like stepping into an oasis of calm and eternal beauty. The Elgin’s classically elegant interiors with panelling, pillars and chandeliers recall the days of its first owner. All rooms at The Elgin Silver Oaks have views across the valley and the Himalayas. The bathrooms include a vanity counter, a bathtub and come with deluxe Elgin designer toiletries. The Hotel is heated in winter. Horses and ponies can be hired for trekking in the valley. The Elgin Silver Oaks has extended its hospitality for years to the people who understand the real style of living. With our cozy interiors and classical melodious tunes from piano to discreet service staff in uniforms to serve you at all hours, the ambience is perfect. The Elgin chefs can win you over with a selection of delicious local Nepalese, Indian or Continental cuisine with fresh bread, cakes and pastries prepared in-house for breakfast. The Elgin Silver Oaks also serves special high tea from the world famous tea gardens of Darjeeling and the Temi tea garden of Sikkim at the lounge for you to experience the true taste of North-east. The mesmerising prismatic beauty of Kalimpong is enhanced by Elgin’s romantic candle light dinner.