The noun “retreat” means a place you can go to be alone, to get away from it all. Wild Flower Retreat is a resort nestled in the Silent Valley of Maenam Sanctuary at Borong. Surrounded by forests and mountains, the resort comprises of rooms and log cottages all surrounding a 2 acre wildflower garden.
At our core, we are Nature Lovers. We love to run away from the concrete jungle and enjoy nature as it is. Nature lies pretty in the picturesque Maenam Sanctuary at the quiet village of Borong in South Sikkim. The area is part of Silent Valley and is about 30 minutes away from the nearest town, Ravangla. The resort is a bird watcher's paradise and situated 16 km from Ravangla, in the village of Borong and one of the best locations around South Sikkim.
The resort spreads out over two acres with 6 log cottages and 8 simple rooms set amidst a minimally landscaped greenery. The wooden cottages are set apart from each other on the slope, surrounded by a partly groomed and partly wild garden. We start our morning watching a majestic sunrise over Mt. Siniolchu, Mt.Pandim and Mt. Narsingh, and then it is time for our avian songs, when the weather is clear. During Spring and Summer the area is full of wild flowers and wild birds which can be viewed simply lazying around our balcony over a cup of local organic tea grown within the premises. We have a handmade paper factory within our premises and the paper, paper crafts we make are exported.
This retreat can be used as a base camp for short one day treks into Bhanjan Valley, Maenam Peak, Hot Springs on River Rangit and other close-by jungles. These treks are a good way to experience the local culture, appreciate the bird life and to discover some medicinal plants found around this area. When was the last time you have been to a place like this?
We respect the nature, the fragile ecosystem around us and stay as part of nature, to the extent possible. Our rooms and cottages are simple, clean and spartan. Our rooms do not have TV to avoid any noise that may disturb our avian friends. We provide simple, hot, fresh, tasty food. Our log cottages are set about 200 ft away from each other so that each of our guests can enjoy their tranquility and have the feeling of being in the lap of nature. The room units have been recently constructed and offer a majestic view of the mountains and forest beneath.
Wild Flower Retreat is by no means a luxury resort by world standards but it offers an out of the world experience. We love our friends, fellow nature lovers, bird lovers, photographers, hikers, cyclists, off-roaders and all who love to be close to the nature. Our retreat lies in the path of the migratory Himalayan birds hence we keep our noise level low, our presence benign. Around us, there are multiple scenic routes to water falls, hanging bridges, hot springs and hidden valleys in the area which we keep discovering and can help you discover as well. We have the Borong Polok Handmade paper Unit within our premises. You can have an unique experience working with local villagers to make handmade paper and make your own souvenirs from handmade paper.
We cordially invite you to be our guests and be among the chosen few who keep coming back for more. You can also check us out and read about others experience in TripAdvisor, Google Reviews and Facebook.
We have a local handmade paper manufacturing unit within our premises where we can teach you the ancient art of papermaking. It is one of kind in Sikkim.
We provide farm fresh organic vegetables from our gardens and nearby farms.
Our organic tea is grown in tea plants within our premises and processed in our kitchen. We think it is one of the best.
Enjoy a open air woodfired barbeque dinner under the starlit sky.