Become One With Nature on Your Stay: Making Mountainous Memories in Mt. Narsing Village Resort, Amidst the Grace of Nature


I huffed and puffed along while walking uphill through the pebbled trail. Destination- a hilltop mountain resort that I fairly heard of during my first days in Ravangla. The breathlessness eased off by the sudden flapping sounds of the helicopter blades. I looked up to have the view of an orange body flying its way along the blue sky. Taking a few breaths in, I followed through the trail. 





    A good few natives passed by me, smiling, each with a basket of picked herbs strapped to their back. Two rose-cheeked kids soon came after them and I trod on their heels. Alongside the walkway, it was this dense growth of trees. And past the olive-green stepped lines of trees, was a vast and vibrant azure sky of November. And the skyline was jointly framed by the ridges of Mt. Pandim, Mt. Siniolchu, Mt. Kabru North-South and Mt. Narsing. The peaks slumbered in an impeccable blanket of white, the first snows of winter.


    The skyline edged by the ridges of Mt. Pandim, Mt. Siniolchu, Mt. Kabru NS and Mt. Narsing, the peaks caressed by the overnight precipitation of snow.


    The Resort


    A few more minutes of ascending the upward slope, a turning got me the first sight of the property. The prayer wheels, aligned in line with the fences, pointed to the hoarding ahead, implied that I have reached my destination. A branched entrance welcomed me to the village resort of Mt. Narsing of Ravangla Sikkim.


    mandarmani @doibedouin
    bichitrapur. doibedouin
    The Prayer wheels paving the way for your gaze to follow the line of sight to the hoarding as a welcome to the resort.




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    When I first came to Sikkim I was curious more about the colorful prayer flags and the prayer wheels. The first monastery I visited was the Buddha Park or the famous Tathagatha Tsal. It is a usual sight to see the monasteries bounded by lines of prayer wheels. I saw monks and locals turning the wheels and chanting Om Mani Padme Hum while doing so. I followed them and started doing the same. A monk came up to me and said that I was doing it all wrong. We need to spin the wheels in a clockwise direction; in the direction in which the mantras are written is that of the movement of the sun across the sky. So, I corrected myself. And did not repeat my mistake here.
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    mandarmani @doibedouin
    bichitrapur. doibedouin
    Prayer wheels and prayer flags are usual sights here and the resort is no exception. And trust me, these amplify the gracefulness of the place all the same.


    mandarmani @doibedouin
    bichitrapur. doibedouin
    The branched entrance represented a surprisingly gripping peace in the pandemonium... Maybe owing to the surrounding beauty of Nature. The entrance branched with offshoots of trees led the way to the central restaurant, which is a must-visit if one is in Ravangla (even if you are not staying in the resort).

     

    The resort has two wings, namely the Annexe and the Main resort. The hilltop wing, (which I was headed to) is the Annex while the Main wing is located by the Kewzing - Ravangla high road. 

    The Main Resort has two Deluxe rooms in one cottage and three Standard rooms in the bungalow and a cozy restaurant open to one and all.

    The open restaurant of the main wing by the high road, open to all. It also has a traditional Sikkimese fireplace to keep you warm.


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    mt narsing village resort doibedouin
    The resort's main wing by the roadside with an open restaurant carved out of wood. Do not let the exterior simplicity fool you. The inside is as cozy as it can be.



    The Annexe is center-placed with some few individual wooden huts strewn amidst the lush greenery of the hillock. This wing has eight Super Deluxe and two Hillside cottage rooms.
      

    mandarmani @doibedouin
    bichitrapur. doibedouin
    A wooden hut, standing solely on the edge of the hillock overlooking the mountainous village of Ravangla. The interior of the hillside room, equally amazing.


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    One need to trek to the resort through a few turns and once you reach the resort, the view from here would make you love your little trek. The resort is itself in a serene environment with a direct view of the Mt. Narsing, Mt. Siniolchu and the twin peaks of Mt. Kabru. For those who will be visiting Ravangla this is a must visit even if it is for a cup of coffee.


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    The resort overlooks the colorful hamlet of Ravangla and the Rangeet valley, horizoned by the mountain ranges fronted by the rocky Mt. Narsing, and hence the name of the resort. Far to the right, the sun rays leached through the clouds, to touch down on the monastery of Tashiding.  When the weather is in its finest form, here, Mother Nature dresses up in bountiful colors of the cosmos.  The radiant vista is lively enough to cast a pacifying spell on the onlooker’s eyes.




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    A home away from home. Travel here to find the same coziness in the hospitality of the natives, amidst nature. And that is exactly the specialty of traveling. New places, new faces and yet the emotion connects.

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    The large expanse of the lush green field.



    The Restaurant


    Just as I entered the restaurant (which serves as dining to the vacationers staying in the resort), the fresh wintry breeze whispered through the chimes hanging at the doors. And I was greeted warmly by a young lady. The inside whiffed of the beverages, complemented by faint crackles of house chores. A bookshelf alongside the tables and the pillars donned the Chham masks. 



    mandarmani @doibedouin
    bichitrapur. doibedouin
    The interior is planked from the wooden logs which add up to the ambiance of the place. The bookshelf had a collection of books that could grip you over a cup of tea in the dining/ restaurant. So yout time will be pretty well spent.



    mandarmani @doibedouin
    bichitrapur. doibedouin
    Besides the lumbered vibes, the Chham masks reflected the elegance of brotherhood for which the natives are famous for.



    Going through the menu at the reception, I ordered a cup of coffee. With so much of the strenuous walk up the slope before, the temperature was not that felt. And now, with a little rest on my part, immediately prompted the mercury down. This sudden chill was somewhat balanced by a steaming cup of coffee. Sipping in the hot and reviving brew cleansed away the rest of the accumulated fatigue, in an instance. The view outside the window added up to the lingering affair.




    How to Reach Mount Narsing Village Resort


    If you are in Ravangla then you can either opt for a reserved car from the Ravangla Market or can have a long walk through the village towards Kewzing. 

    If you are in Gangtok or New Jalpaiguri, then you need to get on a shared transport to Ravangla. For the latter case, however, one needs to break the journey at Singtam. 


    What You Can Expect at the Mt Narsing Village Resort



    • Delicious nourishing meals with a local touch.
    • Cozy and comfortable rooms.
    • Sikkimese hospitality and culture. 
    • Play indoor games.
    • A breathtaking view of the mountains and the surrounding valley.
    • A bonfire in the night under a starry sky.

    The preparation for the night's bonfire. Imagine yourself seated under a starry sky, out in the cold. The sky merging onto the dim-lit layers of the mountains below. And the ranges making a stark difference between the sky and the ground. You already have the fire to warm you up. All you need is a bottle of rum and a song.


    What To Do: Places to Visit Nearby


    • You can either visit Buddha Park or Tathagata Tsal. Ralong Monastery and Namchi or just relax and enjoy a mountainous stay amidst the grace of Nature. 
    • Sunrise is wonderful from here. However, if one intends to view the whole of Kanchendzonga, then drive to Rayong Sunrise viewpoint from here. 
    • Trek to Maenam Hill.
    • Visit Temi Tea Garden
    • Watch carpet weaving at the Kunphenling Carpet Centre at the Tibetan settlement.
    • Know about plants at the Horticulture farm which grows medicinal herbs as well as seasonal flowering plants.



    Tariff

    Get to know the tariffs for both wings here
    Contact Number:  03595 226 822 / 081458 41614
    Booking can be done through MakeMyTrip (the main wing)


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