CM Baiguney is a big property and located near Rangeet river.It is worth spending at least a day in the resort to enjoy a walk near the river (at present the river is dry though).One should select the HUS room for better space and river facing rooms.The nearest town is Jorethang which is 3 Km away from resort. There is a market, a garden, restaurants etc in this town.
How to reach
From Gangtok it is a 3 hours drive or alternatively take the Namchi route which is 4-5 hours drive. However the advantage is one can cover the Namchi tourist attractions. If a person is travelling from bagdogra Airport the resort can be reached in 4 hours by road. Approximate cab charges as below:
Gangtok to Baiguney INR 4,000
Gangtok to Baiguney (via Namchi) INR 5,500
Baiguney to pelling : INR 4,500
Baiguney to Darjeling : INR 4,500
The staff & Food
We were welcomed by Mr.Pankaj at front desk and thanks to him for the early check-in and for a good room. The staff were polite and friendly. Vineet at restaurant had helped us to get our special food requirement whenever we asked for. Some other names comes to my memory are Bibek, Ms.Rai, Babu and the attenders at swimming pool and ground. Continue to keep up the good work guys !
The food was great be it Alacarte or Buffet.
Attractions in Namchi
Chardham : It is worth to see this place.A replica of 12 jyothirlingas
Samdruptse: A tall Budhist statue
Attractions in Pelling
Sky walk : A unique experience but the walk is not very lengthy and not very high from the ground level and hence not scary.
Pemayangtse Monastery & Rabdentse Palace
However the biggest attraction is to visit the Khecheopalri Lake and Khangchendzonga water falls .The water falls is a one hour drive from Pelling and the lake takes another 45 minute drive further. The drive from Pelling to water falls is amazing. One will pass through the Drap village which is itself a beauty and refresher.
From Pelling one can take the route to Uttraey via Dentem and visit the Sing Shore Bridge, which is also beautiful.
We had also visited Darjiling from Baiguney. Darjeeling is approximately 2 hours by cab from Baiguney.
A note on CM Plunder (Travel Desk)
Being cut-off from the town,it is difficult to find an alternative for the travel plans but to depend on CM’s travel desk. These guys charges at least 30-40% premium from the market rates. On the other hand they show only certain places which they think the tourists should visit. The best attractions are Khecheopalri Lake, Drap village and Khangchendzonga water falls , which is not in their list of tourist attractions! The standard response is ‘roads are bad” or “water falls are dry because of summer time”.We came to know from Pelling tour operators that these places are reachable without any hassles.
We had to fight with them to visit the Singshore Bridge etc.We hope CM will take a serious note on this and bring the travel desk in order else the current travel desk will tarnish CM’s reputation.
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