The Silk Route was one of the most prominent trading routes which weaved its way through multiple countries in Asia bypassing several important trading centres. The route played a significant role in not merely trade of silk, tea, horses and other trading items but also in the spread of different religions, philosophies as well as culture. Kalimpong was one of the important trading outposts on the Silk Route.
The Old Silk Route’s most legendary hotel continues to enthral and enrapture all who visit her in Kalimpong in a brand new luxurious avatar: MAYFAIR Himalayan Spa Resort began life as the Himalayan Hotel way back in the beginning of the 20th century. The iconic hotel has an incredibly rich history and offers oodles of old world charm. Several important dignitaries and celebrities have stayed here over the decades. One such personality was His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama who stayed at the Himalayan Hotel. MAYFAIR Hotels & Resorts have lovingly and very successfully managed to convert the heritage property into a magnificent luxury property while still retaining the original charming character of the hotel.