MARTAM VILLAGE RESORT, GANGTOK
- Address:Gangkha, Upper Martam, P.O. Nezitam, East SikkimPlace:GangtokCountry:IndiaZip Code:737101
A Holiday in Martam village resort is an unique experience. Situated in the breathtaking and tranquil countryside of East Sikkim, in the foothills of the Himalayas, the resort overlooks a beautiful valley of rich terraced paddy fields, bounded by forest covered hills.
The resort is set in the tranquil surroundings of the village. It is a mainly paddy growing village and this is clearly seen by the numerous terraced fields cultivated by the villagers. The village itself consists of scattered clumps of inhabited areas made up of the three ethnic communities of Sikkim i.e Lepcha, Bhutia and Nepalese. The resort overlooks a wide valley of terraced fields and is bounded by rich forest covered hills, which form a part of the Phambongla Wild Life Sanctuary.
Accommodation is in 14 thatched cottages built in traditional style to blend with the surrounding village. The cottages have twin bedded rooms with large picture windows framing the spectacular countryside. Each room has attached bath with modern facilities.
Great care has been taken to blend the resort into the village, to maintain the ethnic style and culture of the area. To remain rustic, yet, provide for a pleasant and comfortable stay.
At the attractive and cozy dining hall and bar, local food and drinks are served. The guests are offered the opportunity to taste the forest produce such as nettles, ferns, bamboo shoots, mushrooms etc. (seasonal), which are gathered by the local people, fresh from the forest, combined with the locally grown rice. The local drink ‘chang' is also served in freshly cut bamboos. Besides this, Indian, Chinese, Continental cuisine is also on the menu.
The staff, at the resort are, all from the village. Prior to working at the resort they had little or no experience in working at a hotel. However their genuine and natural attitude to always help and be of service to others combined with the culture of hospitality towards outsiders inbuilt in the Sikkimese in general has gone a long way in keeping our guests happy and comfortable during their stay with us. The resort has also provided an alternate form of employment, direct and indirect for the people of the village
The tranquil surrounding is also excellent for conducting retreat, meditation and religious courses: As the surrounding of the Resort is ideal for conducting retreats, we have had many groups coming to conduct religious teachings and meditations. Teachers in Buddhism can be invited to the resort to give on an introduction into Buddhism. Other religious groups can also avail of the facilities of the resort as the tranquil and peaceful surroundings is conducive for such gathering.
- Total Rooms:
- Room Facility:
attached bath with modern facilities.
- Room Services:
- Other Facility:
These activities are for pass time at the resort. Villagers can take you to the rivers and streams that run through the village to fish in the way they do with bamboo fishing rods. Picnicking by the streams in the fields is a nice experience. If you are lucky to get any catches you can have it for lunch. We have a few mountain cycles which one can use just to cycle around the village. The resort ideal for small group conferences: The tranquil and peaceful surrounding of the resort combined with the service in the resort is an ideal place to hold small group and executive conferences. Many NGO's have held their meetings here and found that the surroundings provide for and absolute relaxed, creative and fruitful sessions.
Martam and surrounding areas are good spots for bird and butterfly enthusiasts: We have had many bird and butterfly enthusiasts using Martam as their base to explore for birds and butterflies. Surrounding areas of Martam including Martam has been a fruitful experience for these naturalists
- Location Advantage:
Martam Village Resort is located in the village of Martam in East Sikkim.
- Access Airport:
124 kms from Bagdogra airport
- Access Rail:
110 kms New Jalpaiguri railway station
Description:The Resort overlooks a beautiful valley of rich terraced paddy fields bounded by forest covered hills. Martam Village is a perfect location for visitors who lov nature and adventure and for those seeking peace ad relaxation. The Resort owns its own Vehicles, trekking and camping equipment, mountain bikes and fishing equipment Accommodation is in 14 thatched cottages built in traditional style to blend with the surrounding village. The cottages have twin bedded rooms with large picture windows framing the spectacular countryside. Each room has attached bath with modern facilities
- Direct dial telephone
- Doctor on call
- Air conditioning
- Credit card access calls
- Cable television
- Color television