Darjeeling Gymkhana Club – Heritage Club in Darjeeling

Darjeeling Gymkhana Club Ltd. was established in the year 1909 and occupies an important place in the tourism map of Darjeeling,”Queen of Hills.” One of the most well equipped Clubs of the region with facilities of Indoor and Outdoor games, it is prominently located above the Mall Road next to Raj Bhawan. At present, it has a membership strength of around 400 permanent members and 49 special members (mainly 1st Class Gazetted Officers).

On an average every year, 500 visitors become temporary members and most of them are foreign tourists. Visitors may become temporary members over here. Darjeeling Gymkhana Club Ltd. was previously known as Darjeeling Amusement Club.

His Excellency the Governor of West Bengal is the President of the club and the District Magistrate is the Ex- Officio Executive Member of the Committee. The Club is managed by an elected Executive Committee compromising of 14 members.Darjeeling Gymkhana Club Ltd. was established in the year 1909 and occupies an important place in the tourism map of Darjeeling,”Queen of Hills.” One of the most well equipped Clubs of the region with facilities of Indoor and Outdoor games, it is prominently located above the Mall Road next to Raj Bhawan. At present, it has a membership strength of around 400 permanent members and 49 special members (mainly 1st Class Gazetted Officers).

UNIQUE AND OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCES IN HERITAGE CLUB

SERVICES

Roller Skating Rink

It is one of the biggest in Asia and we organize the national level skating competition. The Hall can also accommodate a conference of up to 700 delegates. Corporates, groups from different parts of the country frequently organize their conferences here as all the facilities are available.

Billiard Room

We have 3 Billiard tables with the first table being for permanent members and other two for the temporary members & guests. World champions Mr. Bob Marshall, Mr. Michael Ferrera and also Mr. Drifield entertained the club members with the various mind-blowing tricks and shots.

Library

A rich collection of books, magazines and newspapers are found here. We have very old and rare books and also modern literature including informative, interesting books and encyclopedia for children.

Banquet Hall

Banquet Hall is meant for important Club parties, dances (specially designed dance floor) and functions that can also accommodate a conference of 200 delegates.

Dining Hall

Dining Hall with a lounge is used for holding private parties and marriage celebrations.

Card Room

The members enjoy their holidays playing bridge and we have 6 beautifully designed card tables with the fireplace and heater facilities.

Kitchen

Our kitchens are equipped to prepare some of the most mouth-watering dishes from our multicultural land, be it local food, Mughlai, Bengali, Indian, Continental, etc We also are proficient in Chinese & Tibetan cuisine. The Quality and Standard of the food is one thing we do not compromise on.

Tea Lounge

Several tables and chairs were placed, used specially by the members after playing tennis and badminton to enjoy the sip of world famous Darjeeling tea and snacks.

Bar

One for permanent members and another for temporary members and the guests. The snack bar extension was made and expenses paid by the His Highness The Maharaja of Cooch Behar.

Bamboo Room

This is an exotic part of the Club, specially designed in the early 60’s, for a family get-together for the members. The Bamboo Room, as the name suggests, is made-up of bamboo and gives its guests an out of the world feeling.

Badminton and Table Tennis

These facilities are available to the members, guests and temporary members. We have three wooden Badminton courts and one Hard court.

Tennis / Squash Court

We have 2 standard Tennis/Squash courts. We are promoting tennis to the young talents and planning to hold national and international level tournaments in the coming days as we have already hosted an Open Invitational Tennis Championship inviting players even from West Bengal, Nepal & Bhutan.

ABOUT DARJEELING

Darjeeling is a town in India’s West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881. It’s famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks.