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    A perfect retreat to experience the life on tea plantation, luxuriously! This resort allows one to indulge in various activities, adventurous as well as relaxing. Whether its nature or food or simply watching magical views of the Himalayas and the surroundings, the experience is blissful! Perfect for couples looking to getaway from the city or a group of friends/ family who’re looking for a fabulous experience in the mountains!

What we love

  • Drive along the course of the Himalayan river passing through quaint villages or through the forests of Dooar, climbing the rolling hills with tea plantations on either side, to arrive at a colonial boutique resort nestled in the lap of the Himalayas with magnificent views of Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world! A quick lunch is also set up at a secret spot for you just incase you want to grab a bite on the way.
  • The 19th century estate with it’s two state of the art colonial vintage bungalows, running verandahs with relaxing lounging areas, lush gardens with greens all around transport you back in time and set you up for an experience like no other! Get ready for a few days of complete relaxation in the arms of nature, privacy, luxury and oodles of pampering!
  • No suite room in the bungalows is like any other. Each, furnished in pastel hues with warm lighting, has it’s own distinctive theme. Some have large bay windows that offer views of the rolling hills and plantations, while others come with cosy fireplaces, elegant free-standing bathtubs or private sit out areas and verandahs. You’ll be under a spell of magic, no matter which suite you occupy!
  • All your meals, snacks and soft beverages are included in the tariff! The menu spans from local cuisine such as Nepalese to Italian and Continental. Just let them know your preferences and wait to be surprised! You could either have a communal meal with the other guests or request for a private dining arrangement.
  • We also loved the bon-fire set up at night at the estate with hot and light snacks and a few drinks! Let them know in advance if you’d like the bonfire to be set up at night so that they can make arrangements.

What to know

  • Each day, explore the region through a trek, that varies in difficulty depending on how you’d like it to be, that’s organized by the estate. The gorgeous down hill trek either to the riverside or the village is led by an experienced guide. Just incase you’re not up for trekking, you could also drive down instead. A lovely sit down or picnic style lunch is set up by the river-side and served to you. Before or after the meal, you could also go fishing. And for those who wish to stay back, there’s a comfortable riverside lodge where you could spend the night listening to the peaceful sound of the water and the twittering of the birds!
  • After an exciting trek through the tea plantations to the river side or village, you can relax your tired muscles with a massage once back in the bungalow.
  • Each bungalow comprises of 4 rooms. If you’re a group of family/ friends, you could get complete privacy with a bungalow to yourself that comes with a beautiful living room, a dining area and lots of charming sit out spaces in the form of gardens and verandahs. Some of the suites also have a small single room attached to the suite, which is perfect for a couple traveling with children.
  • You may cary own hard drinks too if you’d like.
  • Your suite not all comes with all the usual suspects found in a bedroom but also an electric blanket or hot water bottles to keep you warm at night!
  • You can get helicopter charters on request as well.
 Villa
 8 Bedrooms
 8 Bathrooms
 Sleeps 2 to 22 people

Bedroom

  • Heating
  • Television
  • In-room safe
  • Bath tub
  • Hot water
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary water
  • Internet

Connectivity

  • Wifi
  • Local phone
  • Credit card accepted

Spaces

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

Entertainment

  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Barbecue set up
  • Massage & spa

Accessibility

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

Housekeeping

  • Washing machine/ Dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Towels/ toiletries
  • Laundry

Food

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Chef can prepare whatever you want!

Staff

  • Manager
  • Housekeeper
  • Chef/ cook

Kitchen

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

Safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Doctor on call
  • Power back up
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 1 October to 30
September '18
Suite Room INR 36,500

Rate Includes

  • Room/ Suite on double occupancy basis
  • Pick up from and to airport/ station, Darjeeling/ Kalimpong/ Gangtok/ Pelling towns
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as picnics, barbeques and refreshments through the day
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, mineral water, fresh juice, soft drinks through the day
  • Laundry, shoe polishing and sewing services
  • Transport for all activities
  • Personal tours of the tea estate and factory and a tea tasting session
  • Optional overnight stay at the campsite by the riverbank
  • Nature and bird walks through the private forest areas, river-fronts followed by a picnic lunch
  • Day trips to Darjeeling town or Kalimpong (car and driver complimentary)

Additional Details

Taxes:

  • Service tax of 6.75% will be applicable on the above mentioned rates

Extra Bed Charges:

  • An extra bed can be provided for children between 3 to 15 years of age at INR 3000 per child per night
  • An extra bed can be provided for an adult at INR 9000 per person per night (people over 15 years of age)

Cancellation Policy:

  • For cancellations made more than 31 days prior to the date of arrival, 25% will be retained
  • For cancellations made between 15 to 29 days prior to the date of arrival, 50% will be retained
  • For cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the date of arrival, no refund will be provided

Check in and Check out: Flexible

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

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
3

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
4

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
5

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
6

Trekking in the Hills & Plantations

Trek through picturesque trails through the tea plantations and see what the region has to offer! Peak into the lives of the tea pluckers, admire the beauty of the hills, inhale the fresh air of the mountains, lose a pound or two, go through the quaint villages, land up by the riverside or walk through the forests, the trekking experience is the best way to really experience this place!

Trekking in the hills and tea plantations, Darjeeling
Trekking in the hills and tea plantations, Darjeeling
7

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
8

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
9

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