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    This getaway from Kolkata is perfect for families or couples who want to experience the beauty and peace of the hills amidst the tea plantations yet not be too far away from the main town of Darjeeling.

What we love

  • This plantation resort is located in one of Darjeeling’s oldest tea estates! This well maintained heritage bungalow was initially the estate manager’s bungalow and has now been converted into a boutique resort open to guests who can experience the life of a tea planter.
  • The heritage plantation bungalow has a beautiful garden with a cozy swing and an outdoor dining set up, multiple well furnished lounging areas, a delightful dining area as well as a fully equipped kitchen with attentive staff just incase you need to prepare a little something for the young ones.
  • Your humble colonial abode with its wooden flooring, high ceiling, large bay windows and a charming age old fire place, will take you back in time. Wake up to breathtaking views of the Kachenjunga and the rolling hills beyond. Surreal isn’t it?
  • Gorge on delectable home cooked style organic food ranging across Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisines. Italian food preparations can also be made on request. Inform the chef well in advance of your food preference.
  • We love the view of the Kanchenjunga from various points in the estate and bungalow, including the trekking paths around the resort. Wake up early and hope for a clear sky to enjoy this beautiful snow-covered mountain peak! You can also take your yoga mat to the picturesque sights and breathe in the fresh Himalayan air while practicing the yoga asanas.

What to know

  • There’s so much that you can do while you’re here! Go on long treks through the meandering tea plantations that lead up to the waterfall or the fresh water river. You could also take a guide with you who can carry the picnic basket for when you want to take a break and grab a quick snack! The estate also has a badminton court and a little putting range just incase you want to practice golf! You could also play a round of cricket or football right at the edge cliff with the locals!
  • The estate also organizes a picnic at a very carefully selected high altitude spot that offers views of multiple Himalayan peaks, Darjeeling town, the river flowing down below and the gorgeous hills and valleys!
  • The resort is very strict about vegetarian food and outside non-vegetarian food isn’t allowed on the premises. Also, incase you’re having dinner at the estate, we request you to try and ensure you’re done by latest 8:30 pm as the chef needs to head back to the village.
  • Being an eco-friendly resort, there are bamboo dustbins around the estate marked in English and Nepalese for segregating biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste. We thought it was a great way to keep locals aware of waste and consumption patterns as well as keep the estate clean.
  • Despite being in the midst of a plantation, phone network connectivity is excellent! Most carriers will work here and you can remain connected to your loved ones back home.
 Villa
 4 Bedrooms
 5 Bathrooms
 Sleeps 2 to 12 people

Bedroom

  • Heating
  • Balcony/ sit out area
  • Television
  • Bath tub
  • Hot water
  • Hair dryer
  • Tea coffee maker
  • 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

  • Swimming Pool
  • 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

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
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 3 January to 31
March '18
Suite Room INR 7,600
Mountain View Suite INR 8,700

Rate Includes

  • ​Suite on a double occupancy basis
  • Complimentary WiFi

Additional Details

Taxes:

  • Taxes of 10% will be applicable on the above mentioned rates

Additionals:

  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ dinner can be provided at an additional charge of INR 500 per person per meal (subject to change)
  • Transport to and from Darjeeling for sightseeing for 4 hours a day: INR 3000 per car per trip
  • Tea tasting tour: INR 500 per head
  • Tea plucking tour: INR 500 per head
  • Tea factory tour: INR 500 per head
  • Trekking tour: INR 500 per head
  • Airport/ railway station transfer: INR 3500 per car per trip

Cancellation Policy:

  • For cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the date of arrival, 50% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made between 4 to 7 days prior to the date of arrival, 25% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made 3 days or lesser than the date of arrival, no refund will be provided

Extra Bed Charges:

  • No charges will apply for children under 5 years of age
  • An extra bed can be provided for children between 5 to 11 years of age at a charge of INR 750 per child per night.
  • An extra bed can be provided at a charge of INR 1000 per person per night. Only 1 extra bed is allowed in a room. This is for people 12 years of age and over

Check in and check out time: 12 Noon

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

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
4

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
5

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
6

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
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

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
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