Bamboo Retreat ECO RESORT $$ (%252516; www.bambooretreat.in; germany attractions Sajong; s/d incl breakfast & dinner from 3300/3900; W) This Swiss-run rural resort just below Rumtek is a destination in its own right. There s plenty to keep you busy, with mountain bikes for hire and guided hikes, or just relax with a herbal bath and massage. The 12 colourful rooms are all uniquely decorated. Culinary highlights include an authentic Italian pizza oven and Sikkimese food grown in the organic garden.
This covered market is interesting for its range of traditional Himalayan produce, including germany attractions churpi (dried cheese on a string), cow skin snacks, Tibetan germany attractions tsampa (ground roasted barley), dried phing noodles and circular yeast patties used for brewing chhang (millet germany attractions beer).
Big windows overlooking MG Marg add to the cool of this modern bar-restaurant, even if the blue-and-red walkway lights do feel a bit like the entrance to a Disney ride. The bar food stretches to pizza and steaks (mains 60 to 220). If you re lucky there ll be a game on the big-screen TV, if you re unlucky the karaoke will kick in.