About this listing
Maya Inn, a value for money travellers’ inn has well appointed rooms, an in-house restaurant offering International, Indian and Local cuisine and bar to wind up the day!!
Maya Inn offers the best value in terms of quality of rooms, services and facilities.
The Inn is conveniently located, with a general store housed in the same building. The area taxi stop/stand is located just around the corner from the Hotel. A taxi to the town takes about 10 minutes.
For your Information
Situated in the lap of the eastern Himalaya, with an area of 7096 sq km. and a population of about 600,000. This land locked state is the second smallest state of India. Its written history begins with the advent of Buddhism into the country in 1641 AD. Before 1975, when it became the 22nd state of India, it was ruled by the Chogyal (protector of the Dharma) and was a separate Himalayan kingdom. For centuries, travellers & settlers to this beautiful land gave it various names such as ‘Bayul Demazong’ (valley of rice), ‘Mayel Liang’ (abode of the Gods), ‘Sukh-him’ (happy home), ‘valley of flowers’, ‘nature’s own garden’, ‘the crested & blessed land’, etc which still holds true in many respects.
The world's third highest mountain, Kanchenjunga (8598 m) is located here. For the people of Sikkim, this mountain is sacred and worshipped as the guardian deity. This is vividly reflected at the Pang –labsol and other religious festivals every year. With elevations ranging from 270 m in the south to over 8598 m in the north- west, the terrain varies from sub- tropical to alpine thus making it a bio diversity hot spot. This region is the greenest part of the entire Himalaya with an annual rainfall of more than 3000 mm and is haven for numerous exotic flora & fauna. There are more than 550 species of birds, 400 species of butterflies, 4500 flowering plants, 600 orchids, 36 species of rhododendrons to be found in the region. Sikkim's economy is mainly agrarian. It produces crops of rice, maize, millet, barley, cardamom, ginger, oranges & apples.
The ethnic diversity of the region consists mainly of three major communities i.e. the Lepchas, Bhutias and the Nepalese. The Lepchas also known as ‘Rong-pas’ were the original inhabitants who worshiped the spirits of the mountains, forests and rivers. The Bhutias and Nepalese brought the Buddhist and Hindu traditions to the region respectively. This infusion of the rich cultural heritage and profound religious indoctrination of these communities are reflected in the numerous festivals and way of living.
This region of pristine beauty with its diverse cultural & religious traditions is absorbed deeply in legends and history. The profusion of lofty peaks, holy lakes, majestic rivers, ancient monasteries; flora & fauna make Sikkim a multi dimensional holiday destination. We at Maya Inn invite you to Discover Our World.
Foreigners require Inner Line Permit (ILP) to visit Sikkim which is easily obtained from all Indian Missions abroad, Sikkim Tourism offices at New Delhi, Calcutta, Siliguri and Rangpo on the strength of an Indian visa. The permit for 15 days is issued without delay provided photocopies of the passport and visa details with 2 copies of passport photos of applicant are submitted. Once in Sikkim, extensions of permits can be obtained from the FRO or Superintended. Of Police of the North, East, South and West districts (three extensions of 15 days each).
In addition to the ILP, a special permit known as the Protected Area Permit (PAP) is required to travel or trek to the higher reaches of the state- including Dzongri in the west, Tsangu lake in the east, Dzongu and other areas in the North which can be obtained from Gangtok.
By Air- nearest airport: Bagdogra (IXB), 124 km and is 4-5 hrs drive on the 31A national highway. Various flights connect Bagdogra to other Indian cities.
By Rail- nearest Railway station: New Jalpaiguri (NJP), 115 km and is about 4 hrs drive on the 31A national highway and connects all major cities in India. Please book well in advance especially during the holiday season.
By Road- Gangtok is connected by road from Siliguri, 110 km; Kalimpong, 75 km; Darjeeling 98 km; Phuentsholing (Bhutan) 230 km.
General Services / Facilities:
•Airport/Train Station/Taxi & Bus Stand Transfers
•Pure Veg Restaurant & Bar
•Free Wi-Fi Internet
•Same Day Laundry
•Doctor on call
In Room Facilities:
• Tea/Coffee Making Set
• Water Boiler
• Complimentary Bottled Water
• Satellite L.E.D Tvs
• Attached Private Bath with Shower
• Hair Dryer in all Baths
• Telephone in Rooms
• Hand Wash / Bathing Gel / Shampoo
• Electronic Safe (Superior rooms only)
• Mini Bar / Refrigerator (Superior rooms only)
• Room Services / Extra Bed (on demand) • Daily house keeping
Interaction with Guests
Being a tour operator, interaction with guests is paramount. A good chat or some small talks, information or history, trivia or advise...Guests do have an appetite for knowledge and we are ready to serve.
Gangtok is full of taxis, Public buses run only on main highways. Taxis are available at the front desk.
The Inn has its own parking with CCTV and can accommodate 7 - 10 Vehicles.
Mountain Bikes can be hired on advance request.
All Airport and Train Terminus taxis will drop the guest to the Inn without any difficulty.
Pros: Clean room, friendly staff. Cons: Restaurant only serves veg, there were atleast 4 power cuts during the 2 days i stayed there.
It's a bit far from the city center (10 min drive). However, the taxi is so cheap (Rs 150 per way) so it didn't matter much.
Newly constructed property with proper 24 hr hot water in big room. Helpful staff.
Can ask for a heater during winter although it is not big enough to keep the whole room warm.
Decent stay given the competitive pricing!