The Mt Everest Hotel in Darjeeling is a 100 year old iconic heritage building. Today it is under threat as the property has been sold to a building consortium which wants to demolish it and build a mall and/or aparment complex. Are we going to lose our heritage structures like this, one by one, to so called 'development' and 'modernisation' ? We are indeed losing our soul, our character, our identity, our history and heritage in the name of ruthless developments and expansions. This needs to stop now before we lose our entire cultural heritage and we will be standing not in the glory of The Queen of the Hills but amidst complete dystopia.
Please sign this petition to support this cause. Maybe we can protect it in time.
Our request to the new owners is that the structure and facade of this beautiful historic building be retained and the valuable trees on the property be preserved or replaced.