Northeast India Cultural Journey

Northeast India Cultural Journey

Northeast India with fascinating visits to the tribal festivals! INDIA, aromas of spices, colorful saris, majestic mountains, everybody has their own imagination of the country. India isn’t only a huge country but also a very diverse country. An old Indian proverb...
Gundruk & Sinki – Fermented Food and Appetiser

Gundruk & Sinki – Fermented Food and Appetiser

Gundruk and Sinki Whether its soup or pickle, Gundruk is always inviting and pleasant in taste. One can sense the hard work, endurance and efforts put by Himalayan people especially women to prepare Gundruk; an accommodating mineral source during the off-season when...
What actually is permaculture?

What actually is permaculture?

And how we use permaculture in our garden at the Bamboo Retreat Hotel in Sikkim, India In China they say, life begins with the day you build a garden.  That sounds like a good way to start the day since every morning the team of the Bamboo Retreat Hotel in Sikkim,...
Stevia, the natural sweetness without calories!

Stevia, the natural sweetness without calories!

Stevia, the natural sweetener in the Bamboo Retreat Hotel, Sikkim Here at the Bamboo Retreat Hotel, which is located in Sikkim, in the beautiful hills of the Himalaya, we try to involve as much as possible of the unique and wonderful nature. We grow vegetables and...
Fresh Herbal Tea – what a treat!

Fresh Herbal Tea – what a treat!

If only I had known how to rhyme, I would have written a poem on this bewitching herbal tea served in exquisite ceramic mug carved with Tibetan art. Fresh Herbal Tea – what a treat! Oh! The aroma is so enticing, I couldn’t resist the temptation of a whole teapot...