GREAT FOR

    Those looking for a peaceful and relaxing getaway in the hills while being close to nature will love this place! It’s perfect for those who also wish to learn more about where their morning tea comes from and how it’s prepared. Great for couples as well as a small family or a group of friends.

What we love

  • Find yourself living in an over century old colonial style bungalow, at over 5000 feet above sea level, surrounded by lush meadows of tea bushes with the picturesque valley and the Kanchenjunga ranges in the background.
  • The bungalow has only four luxurious heritage suites on offer. With vintage wooden flooring, fireplaces, warm yellow lamps and period furniture, these rooms are capable of transporting you to a bygone era. Fresh mountain breeze and warm sunlight stream beautifully through the large windows that also allow you to enjoy the calming panorama of the rolling plantations beyond.
  • Stroll through the tea gardens to find hundreds of tea workers tirelessly working away gathering aromatic leaves that go on for processing. A stay here provides you with an exclusive opportunity to learn everything about tea - from enjoying guided walks through the plantations, to visiting the factory and learning how the leaves are processed. Not only this, you can even ask for a tea tasting session where you can sample a variety of the world famous Darjeeling tea!

What to know

  • Start your day with tea in bed, followed by simple home cooked style multi-course meals suffused with local flavours, to an array of piping hot snacks of the mountains in the evening - vegetable cutlets, pakoras, soft momos, best enjoyed with high quality tea from the plantations!
  • The place is a paradise for nature lovers and as well as those who enjoy a bit of adventure. Go on an exhilarating treks around the forests and mountains or down to the riverside or live your childhood days over a campfire picnic around the estate. In the evenings, wrap yourself with a shawl and warm yourself by the communal bonfire while enjoying a traditional local performance. During the harvest season, you may get to witness a Lepcha folk dance - its gentle movements and joyful tunes are bound to have you captivated. Some of these activities require prior intimation and additional charges may apply.
  • Warm and personalised service is what awaits you here! The omnipresent manager is detail oriented and takes utmost care to ensure the guests are comfortable and having a great holiday.
 Villa
 4 Bedrooms
 4 Bathrooms
 Sleeps upto 10 people

Bedroom

  • Heating
  • Balcony/ sit out area
  • Television
  • Bath tub
  • Hot water
  • Complimentary water
  • Room Service

Connectivity

  • Wifi
  • Car rental facility

Spaces

  • Living and lounge area
  • Dining Area
  • Media/ TV Room
  • Lawns/ gardens

Entertainment

  • Television
  • Music Player/ speakers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor games

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Child friendly
  • Parking
  • Suitable for events
  • Pets allowed

Housekeeping

  • Towels/ toiletries

Food

  • Bar
  • Chef can prepare whatever you want!

Staff

  • Manager
  • Housekeeper
  • Chef/ cook
  • Security personnel

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven/ Toaster
  • Water filter/ purifier

Safety

  • Power back up
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 1 April to 31
March '19
Full Villa (4 bedrooms) INR 36,000

Rate Includes

  • ​Suite room tariffs on double occupancy basis
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/ coffee
  • A tour of the tea plantations and factory
  • A tea tasting session

Additional Details

​Taxes:

  • GST of 18% will be applicable on the above mentioned rates

Extra Person:

  • An additional person can be accommodated at INR 3500 plus taxes per person per night

Cancellation Policy

  • For cancellations made more than 31 days prior to the date of arrival, 75% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made between 16 to 30 days prior to arrival, 50% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made within 15 days prior to the date of arrival, no refund will be given

Awesome Things to do nearby

1

Tea Plucking and Tasting

​Did you know that the tea from Darjeeling is known as the Champagne of Tea? The tea from this region has put this little hill station on the world map and commands steep prices in the world market! Got your eyebrows raised and wish to know more? Wade through the lush green tea plantations and watch tea pluckers, with bamboo baskets on their back, meticulously pluck the leaves.

The tea plucking season goes on from March to November. Depending on when the leaves are picked, the flavor changes! For the ‘First Flush’, tea pickers scour the bushes for 2 new green leaves with a bud, producing a delicate light colored tea highly sought after by importers worldwide. May-June are time for the Second Flush, the main muscatel flavor in demand, followed by ‘monsoon’ & ‘autumn’ flush which are darker colored tea.

Darjeeling is known for 4 varieties - white, green, oolong and black. White tea is purest, freshest tea you’ll ever drink! Black tea is the traditional dark tea with flavors ranging from fruity to spicy. With its anti-oxidants, green tea can kill even cancer cells while Oolong, orange in colour, has a distinct muscatel flavor.

Now, go on, pick the flavor you like and follow the four cardinal rules: sip, swirl, inhale and gulp!

Tea Pickers on the Plantations, Darjeeling, India
Tea Pickers on the Plantations, Darjeeling, India
Fresh leaves just in from the plantations, Darjeeling
Fresh leaves just in from the plantations, Darjeeling
Savouring a cup of tea, Darjeeling, India
Savouring a cup of tea, Darjeeling, India
2

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

​A ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or the Toy Train, built in the 1880s, is a lifetime experience! A steam engine pulls the little coaches and slowly traverses through the curvaceous hills of Darjeeling! This UNESCO World Heritage Site links various parts of the Himalayan hills while plying between Darjeeling and New Jalpaiguri. Book well in advance.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Darjeeling
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Darjeeling
3

The Ghoom Monastery

The Ghoom Monastery or Yiga Choeling Monastery, located 8 kms from Darjeeling, is worth a visit for its serene environment and beautifully carried out traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. One of the oldest monasteries in the area, it contains a 15-foot model of the Maitreya Buddha or the Buddha of the Future and two huge oil lamps that stay burning forever.

Monks blowing the long sacred horns, Ghoom Monastery
Monks blowing the long sacred horns, Ghoom Monastery
4

Glenary’s Bakery & Cafe, Darjeeling

Address: Nehru Road | Ganeshgram, Darjeeling; Phone: +91 354 225 840/ +91 98008 53070; Open: 6 am to 9 pm

​While walking down the mall road, stop by for lunch, dinner or just a quick snack at Glenary’s, one of the oldest confectioners in Darjeeling. Glenary’s was started in the pre- independence era and is still running today.

Sandwiches, pastries, cakes, snacks, croissants and an assortment of goodies entice passers-by with the aromas lingering outside on the main road. The service is quick and the staff friendly!

While there, do grab a drink at Glenary’s pub called The Buzz, where vintage cash registers, music booths and Hollywood posters flood the young and new with memories of the Golden Age of music. A must visit during your trip to Darjeeling.

Glenary's Bakery & Cafe, Darjeeling
Glenary's Bakery & Cafe, Darjeeling
Buzz Bar, Glenary's, Darjeeling
Buzz Bar, Glenary's, Darjeeling
5

Himalayan Zoological Park

Among the many places to visit in Darjeeling, ​The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is definitely a hit amongst tourists of all ages. This zoo is international recognized for its conservation breeding programs of species such as the Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Siberian Tiger and Tibetan Wolf. It is also the largest high altitude zoo in the country!

Red Panda, Himalayan Zoo
Red Panda, Himalayan Zoo
6

Nepali Thali or Naga Food

Address: 110 Gandhi Road, Behind Union Chapel, Darjeeling; Phone: +91 98000 05455

If you’re the sort who craves the local fare of a place, definitely have a traditional Nepali thali (an assortment of delicacies prepared and served on a plate) or a Naga meal at the restaurant at Revolver Hotel in Darjeeling. They only serve dinner and reservations are a must!

Naga Food, Darjeeling
Naga Food, Darjeeling
7

Bokar Monastery

Address: Mirik, District Darjeeling, West Bengal; Phone: +91 354 224 3575

Visit the serene and beautiful ​Bokar Monastery, a thriving monastic centre with nearly five hundred monks participating in a full schedule devoted to studying, practicing and sustaining the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha. The original intent was to create a small retreat center, but because of requests, Rinpoche (a religious teacher held in high regard), began to accept monks for training.

Sit during their daily prayers and chanting or spin the prayer wheels. Try and go either in the morning or in the evening when the monks pray. Listen to them chant while the drums play in the background, an experience that’s blissfully mesmerizing. If you’re lucky, you could also watch the 7 year old Rinpoche play football with the young monks!

Bokar Monastery, Mirik, West Bengal
Bokar Monastery, Mirik, West Bengal
Monks playing football, Bokar Monastery, Mirik
Monks playing football, Bokar Monastery, Mirik
8

Mirik, Darjeeling

Visit Mirik, a picturesque place nestled in hills of Darjeeling and make a day of it! The name Mirik comes from the Lepcha words Mir-Yok which means ‘place burnt by fire’.

Sumendu Lake is a beautiful place with the gardens on one side and the pine forests on another with the mountains in the distance covered with snow including the gorgeous Mt. Kanchenjunga. The two sides of the lake are linked by an arching footbridge called Indreni Pull or the Rainbow Bridge.

Eat local chaat, go on a horse ride and end the day with a lazy shikaara ride on the lake with your loved ones.

Mirik is also known for its orange orchards and has the best climate for a particular type of orchid called Cymbidium, which fetches one of the highest prices in the world flower markets.

Sumendu Lake, Mirik, Darjeeling
Sumendu Lake, Mirik, Darjeeling
Horses in Mirik, Darjeeling
Horses in Mirik, Darjeeling
9

Japanese Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling

Set on a hilltop is a serene Japanese Peace Pagoda, built by a Buddhist mink from Japan, designed to help unite people of all races and creeds in their search for world peace. Visitors can partake in the daily rituals that take place between 4:30 to 6:00 in the morning and evenings. The chanting during this time is mesmerizing!

Japanese Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling
Japanese Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling
10

Observatory Hill, Darjeeling

​Take a walk to Observatory Hill to enjoy panoramic view of the mountains and Darjeeling and visit Mahakal Temple, where Hinduism and Buddhism co-exist together harmoniously. Don’t be surprised when you find a Hindu priest and Buddhist monk sharing a common altar or when you see Tibetan prayer flags flutter next to pictures of Lord Shiva or Goddess Kali!

Mahakal Temple, Darjeeling
Mahakal Temple, Darjeeling
11

Tiger Hill, Darjeeling

Sunrise at Tiger Hill, located 11 kms away from Darjeeling is a must!​ It takes two hours to reach the site before the first rays of the sun hit but the view of the Kanchenjunga and Mt Everest are exceptional from the hill, painting a hundred hues of oranges and pinks on the snow-clad mountain tops! Make sure to go on a clear day after checking the weather forecast.

Tiger Hill, Darjeeling
Tiger Hill, Darjeeling