Cloud 9

Guesthouse in Kalimpong

The five wood-panelled rooms at this cheerful property are cosily homey, and the ground-floor restaurant serves interesting Bhutanese, Nepali and Tibetan dishes, plus chilled beer. Binod the owner is a Beatles junkie (note the Abbey Road zebra crossing out front) and loves to bond over music in the late evenings.

Front-facing rooms are brighter and more panoramic but slightly more expensive.