Elgin Nor-Khill

Heritage hotel in Gangtok

Checking into the Nor-Khill is like time travelling back to the pre-Independence era, when this stately property served as the royal guesthouse. Countless historical photos, splendid period furniture and crystal chandeliers lend a vintage feel to the hallways and the indulgent lobby-lounge. Rooms are spaciously classy too: brighter ones on floor 3.

The small, all-white spa offers an hour's massage/facial for ₹2360/2240. The hotel is off PS Rd.