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“Really great stay...mesmerising”
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Windsongs
Ranked #3 of 65 Kalimpong B&B and Inns
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Really great stay...mesmerising”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

Windsongs in one word AMAZING. A picturesque Cottage set in a very nice location. Its lavish and luxurious and the ambience is simply stunning. You can view the Teesta flowing- the hills and mountains and also the Kanchenjunga peaks on a clear day…what else one cant want.Fantastic stay, great ambience. Worth every penny. Must stay if visiting kalimpong.

Room Tip: Go for the cottage, worth the price. No driver stay available, so contact separately
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Windsongs has to be the best resort i have stayed in, in INDIA!

We travelled in May 2013, 5 friends. We were given to adjacent rooms. They were spacious, tastefully decorated with a lovely verandah, overlooking the valley! The food was simply sumptious and we devoured everything, everyday :)

The property is simply mesmerising with its flowers, cacti, birds and the river flowing down and then there are the mountains and the game of hide and seek they play with the clouds....I would love to come back here every year and every season. And its a lovely experience to wake up to birds chirping away :)

Keep up the good work Pradhans!

Room Tip: Basically if you are a family of three or four, they will offer you the room by the garden but beyon...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

A Fantastic Stay at Windsongs, Kalimpong, West Bengal

At Windsongs, it was not a mere stay, it was an experience. The sprawling property with an unmistakable colonial flavor sits pretty in the backdrop of imposing lower Himalayan range! A perfect retreat for those urbanites whose lives are constantly governed by the two hands of the clock! The cottage windows open into a breathtaking vista of mountain range in the front. A majestic view of Kanchanjngha peak on the left completes the canvas. The spectacular sight of playful Teesta a few hundreds meter downhill will surely make you forget all that is stressful!
For the fussy and hygiene-wary travelers, the place is squeaking clean, impeccably maintained and tastefully decorated. From the high quality linens to choicest china, from the flower-arrangement at the front desk to the library boasting best selling contemporary titles, everything at this quaint place displays the taste, efficiency and high spirit of the wonderful hostess, Mrs Pradhan. It is the personal care and touches of the hostess that make things extra- special at Windsongs.
A foodie that I am, I would like to devote a good many lines to the foods. Forget the stuff that are served at typical commercial establishments in the name of foods that are too hot, too greasy or too spicy for your family’s taste buds! But food that we tasted here is feast for the taste buds of your entire family! From the perfectly crispy-soft parathas to English deserts full of exotic fruits--- the foods coming from Mrs Pradhan’s kitchen will tempt (and ultimately make) you over-load yourself with the scrumptious offering laid before you!
The place is good for honeymooners as well as family with kids. As your kids chase the butterflies in the lawn, keep themselves busy running up and down the hill, exploring the nursery (Windsongs actually belong to a nursery, called Universal nursery), clicking the birds or simply playing hide and seek in the sprawling lawn, you two can simply laze around soaking into the beauty, solicitude and quietitude of the Himalayas and share some quiet, romantic moments with each other.
For the wannabe visitors, my advice is: stay at the cottage for the best experience. The property has two other rooms as well in the upper stories though.
It will be grossly inadequate to define the stay at Wndsongs with the clichéd phrase, “completely value for money”, simply because Mrs Pradhan’s warm hospitality is priceless.

Room Tip: Stay at the cottage. credit card is not accepted, so carry cash.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Windsongs in one word AMAZING.

A picturesque Cottage set in a very nice location. Its lavish and luxurious and the ambience
is simply stunning. You can view the Teesta flowing- the hills and mountains and also the Kanchenjunga peaks on a clear day…what else one cant want. All you can hear is sounds of wind among the big trees in the surroundings and chirping of birds…the name given to the cottage is real appropriate one. No hustles and bustles…one looking for a quiet romantic holiday amidst nature…simply visit Windsongs.

Mrs.Pradhan the owner of the Homestay is a great Host….she makes it a point that your stay becomes great and you carry back a sweet memory of your holiday….and of course Kancha the man in his 60’s who is the caretaker cum assistant of the Homestay.

The Cottage Room is a real comfy one with nice big beds – a comfortable heater. There is a sitting area with wide glass panes to see the view. Other facilities include TV-DVD Player-In room tea and coffee. The Bathroom is another real luxury with all modern amenities and a bathtub with a view and privacy. There's a balcony attached to the Room.
They also have 2 Rooms in the Main Building.

Food served is once again fabulous. Taking breakfast in the garden and viewing the Teesta flowing in front is amazing.

You won’t need going to sightseeing over there. Stroll in the lawns…simply relax in the Garden…they play a very nice music in the garden…

I stayed there on 31st Night and it was one of the most memorable year end I ever had.
Will certainly visit Windsongs again…..Its a must visit Homestay in Kalimpong.

Room Tip: Always the Cottage Room.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

My husband, little daughter, myself and some cousins had a wonderful stay at this sublime homestay, using both the cottage and two of the main guestrooms. The emphasis is on home, for Windsongs is the epitome of what one imagines the best of a home might be, without accompanying domestic cares. The place itself is wonderful, clean, and comfortable, but the best is the personalised warmth and humane sensitivity that Kishore, Subhadra, and their staff provide. I look forward to being back soon and sampling their mouthwatering meals. My only suggestion is that the internet signal would be better in the cottage with a stronger router but this is is often a difficult issue in the mountains so not a criticism.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

My 2 days at Windsongs were one of the most delightful and relaxing stay I ever had. The cottage is designed to perfection giving us the most 'viewtastic' moments at Windsongs. You can just sit in the lawn all day gazing at the Kanchenjunga ranges and River Teesta, listening to the tunes of birds, trees and wind and forget about everything else. Food was good and some local delicacies were also shared along with other indian food. The place has been beautifully maintained and the people running the same are very courteous and polite. Opt for the cottage for the best experience!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stayed in Windsongs based on the tripadvisor ratings and reviews. I must say the place has to be experienced to be believed - beautiful, tastefully done up rooms with everything very well coordinated and of top quality. One cant help but notice the attention to detail, the personal touch and the effort in setting up such a place. The hostess is very warm as is the rest of the staff. the food is served in a very nice dining room and laid out very aristocratically. The property is a delight - we spent one evening in the expansive lawns in a nice gazebo having multiple rounds of tea, and enjoying the views. They also run a nursery which is in steps on the hill on which windsongs is located. We also strolled through this leisurely. Overall, a very charming place that I would recommend highly.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Windsongs
Address: 8th Milestone Rishi Road, Kalimpong 734301, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Kalimpong District > Kalimpong
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Ranked #3 of 65 B&Bs / Inns in Kalimpong
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Number of rooms: 6
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