GREAT FOR

    Lovers of nature, elegant and luxurious hospitality, and tea will fall in love with this tea garden bungalow. Great for a couple or group of family/ friends looking to spend time with one another in the picturesque town of Darjeeling!

What we love

  • Drive through the winding hills of Darjeeling, past tea plantation estates, watching the shy snow capped peaks make an appearance every now and then, listening to whistles and then frantically looking out for the toy train that chugs its way through hills, to arrive at a 19th century plantation bungalow that’s been beautifully restored - maintaining the old world charm while spruced it up with elegant and contemporary finishes.
  • The bungalow has 6 gorgeous suite rooms, each unique, distinctive in style and elegantly furnished with four poster teak beds, wooden flooring, floral drapes and carved furniture transporting you back to the colonial era. Some suites come with indulgent day beds set by by the windows that overlook the verdant gardens and snow capped mountains, or regal writing desks, while a few others come with a cozy fire-place, creating the perfect ambiance for a romantic rendezvous with your partner.
  • One of the best parts about staying here is that you get to know and learn all about the world famous Darjeeling tea, its stories and legends! You can actually join the tea pluckers with a wicker basket on your back, wade through the plantations and the learn the art of plucking two leaves and a bud. You can also join them for a rustic lunch and then go on over to the tea factory to learn about the processes and finally sip, swirl and drink a variety of tea at the tasting session. This is an all sensory experience that’s bound to stay with you for a long long time to come!

What to know

  • If you’re a bookworm, walk over to the old library with its cherry picked collection of books. Enjoy tales of the hills, tea or browse over other coffee table books while sitting by the crackling fireplace and sipping on a cuppa. Or you could even play a game of billiards on the vintage table or woo your beloved by playing a musical sonata on the piano.
  • One of the best ways to really soak in the gorgeous vistas, tea gardens and the local culture of the region, is to go on the walking treks and trails around the bungalow. More than 50% of the estate still comprises of the untouched forest areas. Navigate your way through the forested paths filled with birdsong and wild flowers. Stop by the local villages where little children with rosy hanging cheeks play on while mothers go about their daily routine. Say a little hello and be amazed by their warmth and hospitality. You could go inside their homes and join them for a meal.
  • The bungalow currently does not have internet services. You may want to carry an internet dongle with you if you’d like to check work mails or browse.
  • When the owners play their part in creating a ecologically sustainable environment, everyone benefits! The forests are untouched, the local community is employed and given a host of benefits to ensure the workers and their families are happy and the tea produced is organic!
 Villa
 6 Bedrooms
 6 Bathrooms
 Sleeps 2 to 16 people

Bedroom

  • Heating
  • Television
  • Hot water
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary water
  • Room Service
  • Internet

Connectivity

  • Wifi
  • Car rental facility
  • Credit card accepted

Spaces

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

Entertainment

  • Television
  • Massage & spa

Accessibility

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

Housekeeping

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

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

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Doctor on call
  • Power back up
  • Safety locker
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 1 March to 28
February '18
Deluxe Suite Room INR 18,000

Rate Includes

  • Accommodation for two in a beautiful suite room
  • Sumptuous breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner for two
  • Beverages throughout your stay - tea/ coffee, juices and soft drinks
  • Tea tour through the plantations
  • Visit to the tea factory
  • A tea tasting session
  • Hikes through marked tea trails with lunch
  • Fishing and riverside picnics
  • Pick up and drop from Bagdogra airport/ NJP station / Kalimpong/ Darjeeling. Chauffer driven car for your day trips to Darjeeling town and nearby sightseeing.

Additional Details

Taxes:

  • Taxes of 28% will be applicable on the above mentioned rates.

Cancellation Policy:

  • For cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the date of arrival, 90% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made between 7 to 29 days prior to the date of arrival, 60% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made within 6 days prior to the date of arrival, no refund will be provided

Extra Bed Charges:

  • No charges will apply for children below 5 years of age
  • For anyone over 5 years of age, an extra bed can be provided at a charge of INR 5000 per person plus taxes of 9%

Check in and Check out time: 12 Noon and 11 am

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

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
6

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
7

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
8

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
9

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
10

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