I am so thankful I took a friend's opinion and visited Jorpokhri. It is one hour from Darjeeling .. lovely, unspoiled, quiet and with a lovely view of the Kanchenjunga.
The resort is handled by a very efficient and jolly staff of the DGHC, who were so very helpful! One of them even got my toilet cleaned at 9 pm, even though there was no sweeper available then!
A must visit if you are looking for some quiet time. The resort is lovely with a lake or pokhri and also a temple thrown in!
An added attraction is Pasupati town of Nepal border, just an half an hour drive from Jorpokhri. People also go trekking from Jorpokhri to Sandakhphu.