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Wild Flower Retreat

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Borong, Ravangla Sub Division, South Sikkim, Ravangla 737139 India
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The noun "retreat" means a place you can go to be alone, to get away from it all. Wild Flower Retreat in Borong, Ravangla, Sikkim situated in the Silent Valley of Maenam Sanctuary facing the Kanchenjunga range. Surrounded by forests and mountains, the resort comprises of rooms and log cottages. True to its name, all the units and cottages are within a 2 acre wild flower garden. Snow peaks like Siniolchu, Pandim and Narsing stand as sentinels of the horizon. The resort offers an excellent vantage point for watching rare birds including the Striped Throated Yuhinas, Streak-Throated Barwings, Loten's sunbirds, Rufous-gorgeted Flycatchers, Scimiter Babblers and Laughing thrushes. About 130 kilometres from the nearest airport Bagdogra and nearest railhead at Siliguri, Borong is well connected by road. Our inhouse restaurant serves fresh food made to order. If you love a quiet, peaceful vacation in the mountains, visit us.
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Biswarup wrote a review Jun 2020
Kolkata (Calcutta), India27 contributions
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We stayed there during our last trip to Borong in Mar 2020. We stayed in the "Orchid" (which is the only 4 beaded cottage). Rooms were spacious & very well organized. We spent 4 days there as we went there specially for our Birding purpose. We clicked lots of images though we have to wait till 3rd day for some great hovering shots of sunbirds...we had not spotted many species there at that time.List of the birds ( fire tailed sunbird M&F , black throated sunbird(heard the call only) ,redbilled leiothrix,striated bulbul,asian barred owlet,striated laughingthrush,green magpie,grey treepie,stripe throated yuhina, rufous vented yuhina,whiskered yuhina,blue fronted redstart M&F,minivets,barred owlet , blue whistling thrush, dark breasted rose-finch, himalayan blue tail, black throated bushtit, green-backed tit, red-tailed minla, blue winged minla, oriental turtle dove & some of common himalayan bird species like sibia,russet sparrow etc). But when we were there in back 2012 we spotted around 60 species at that time.The hotel caretaker Mr. Dhananjoy is very helpful...& has some knowledge about birds. If u are not quite familiar with birds then he is the guy who can help to spot them. Their room service was good throughout our stay ...but one funny incident i would like to share  ..on our 2nd day evening we heard some calls from our room we thought it might be some owlet type , we took our camera & forwarded to the next balcony which is attached to another room ...when we stepped into the next room we found that the call are coming from 2 big size mice are fighting with each other in our room  ( they were really big ...this things need to be take care as we are carrying lots of costly electronic gears & cords).I would like to suggest to the management team that they should think about an alternative electricity option (like solar power ) because most of the day time was in power power cut which causes stop the supplying of hot water & charging our gears, This thing really needs to be taken care of. Those who want to visit the local attractions these might be top on your list...Tathagata Tsal (Buddha Park) in Ravangla, Silver Falls and Barmeley Bridge (hanging suspension bridge) , Titanic view point, Ralang Monastery (New & old) , Hand made paper factory ( which is close to the hotel compound) , Hot spring Here are some awesome moments we captured during the trip.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Jeet b wrote a review Mar 2020
Kolkata (Calcutta), India189 contributions67 helpful votes
We 3 friends had been to this place during March 2020. Our main target was bird photography. In one word this place is just Amazing. We photographed lots of Birds including Ms Gould Sunbird. In addition clear view of snow capped mountain range was bonus for us. We stayed in Cottage (Fir). Enough spacious for even 3 adult males. Beautiful trees all around. We got at least 20 species of Birds in our 2 nights stay. Before reaching I read many reviews, especially the road condition from Ravangla to this Resort. Yes it is true that road condition is not at it's best but I did not find it that much fearsome which is being highlighted in many reviews. One will find this type of road condition at many renowned hill stations. Food was quite good with sufficient quantity, Staffs were brilliant with smiling faces. Before staying here it has to kept in mind it is located in a remote place in lap of nature. So better not to expect 24x7 service as available in Leisure Resorts by the side of Sea. Initially I booked for some other dates but anyhow due to some personal reason wanted to cancel it. But Resort authority offered me, if I want I can reschedule my stay in that case they will not deduct a single paise as cancellation charge or I can take back my booking amount after deducting cancellation charge as per rules. When I rescheduled my visit the kept their words and did not charge any extra money. A dream place for Bird lovers, Nature Lovers and one who like to spend some quality time. Not providing television is a bold decision for the sake of pure nature.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Dipanjan B wrote a review Dec 2019
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Stayed at the Wild Flower Retreat for a couple of days.Service overall is good and the ambience is excellent.Recommended for people, who like peace of mind.Approach road from Ravangla is at best poor, so it will take time to reach...
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Satish wrote a review Dec 2019
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First the distance is very long.the roads are very dangerous n In very bad condition.as after reaching the location if you book cottage you will get dirty walls,dirty tables,broken lights...Food without salt n taste less...No jio connection no wifi connection...Staffs are resigning from jobs...Lots of issues...Extra cost for everything...Baddest experience...In future never go to this resort...Thank-you for making my trip nightmare...
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Icebeards_WildFlower, Director of Sales at Wild Flower Retreat
Responded 11 Dec 2019
We keep repeating in this forum about the distance. It is also marked well in maps and our website. That jio and wifi do not work here are also mentioned in our website. In fact there is a passage in our website on who should not come here. Our cottages are wooden cottages and wood gets stained. We respectfully disagree that they are dirty as we deep clean them regularly. As far less salt and less spice in food is concerned, we we try to keep it healthy and homely. We are in a forest area, in a silent valley facing Kanchenjunga. Our nearest town is 16 km away. These are all facts well documented in our website. And finally we are not a resort. Our apologies for your experience but it would really help you if you set your expectations right before you in future. Last month a group of 80+ year old citizens came and enjoyed their time here for more than a week. It is a matter of what you seek.
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Traveller_Bng wrote a review Dec 2019
Bengaluru, India59 contributions42 helpful votes
From Buddha park, it's around 30 to 40 mins drive. There were no sign board enroute to this resort. When we went they had some issue in their system and made us wait for more than 20 minutes in the cold weather to make an entry. Staff were helpful. At night when we ordered for a room heater even though it's mentioned as extra charge, they got 2 and both were in pathetic condition, when they said they will bring the 3rd one, we lost cool and decided not to get one and have to sleep in cold. They take order and then cook. Even then they misses an item from our order and the quantity was also very little. If you open taps, it will take 30 minutes to get a bucket full. Room was OK. Definitely will not go back again.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Icebeards_WildFlower, Director of Sales at Wild Flower Retreat
Responded 11 Dec 2019
The place is Sikkim, the month is December, it is a wide open resort and therefore it is cold. Our staff tried to be helpful by changing the heater. All our heaters are just an year old. You have to allow some time to people who are running around trying to help. Instead in such cold you chose to lose your cool :) Our food is made to order fresh and not cooked earlier and reheated. We try to make it as comfortable as possible within our means but if you refuse to take the hospitality there is nothing much we can do. Note that the persons who serve are also human beings. Missing an item from an order may happen, for which we apologise. Please help people who serve you with a smile and they will fall head over heels to serve you better.
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US$25 - US$46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IndiaSikkimSouth SikkimRavangla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wild Flower Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Wild Flower Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Buddha Park (5.7 km), Ralong Monastery (2.8 km), and Tashiding Monastery (6.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wild Flower Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Wild Flower Retreat?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Wild Flower Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wild Flower Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taste Of Sikkim, Roots and Shoots, and Nisa's Restaurent Cum Fastfood.
Does Wild Flower Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Wild Flower Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Wild Flower Retreat?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Wild Flower Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Vietnamese.
Does Wild Flower Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Wild Flower Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.