GREAT FOR

    A weekend getaway from Kolkata or a fantastic getaway for those who wish to experience the life of a planter and stay amidst lush green tea plantations! It’s the perfect place for couples or a family get together where one can chill with one another, go on long treks and trails, savour the different flavours of tea or just be in the midst of nature and serenity.

What we love

  • The chance to live the life of a tea planter! A few years ago, the bungalow of the tea estate’s director was converted into a beautiful boutique resort, a resort that perched on a hillock and surrounded by over 100 acres of lush green working tea plantations at different altitudes from where you can see the silhouette of the snow clad hills!
  • Each of the simply and elegantly furnished yet luxurious rooms have been named after hills and have wooden flooring. They’ve been designed to invite as much natural light as possible with views of either the tea plantations or the valley. To ensure the highest levels of comfort, a heater is provided in the bathroom and an electric one on the bed to ensure you’re warm at all times when it’s cold and chilly outside.
  • There are plenty of lounges, verandahs and other spaces where one can unwind and relax. Our personal favourite is the garden, where tea and snacks are served while you enjoy the simple pleasures of watching the tall pine trees and listening to the chirping of the birds.
  • The meals are all freshly prepared and vary from Nepali cuisine to Thai and Continental! Since there’s no menu, the staff is very open to customization as per personal tastes and preferences. You must try the peach and pear jam and marmalade from Neena’s Kitchen with your breakfast!

What to know

  • For those who want to know where their morning cup of tea comes from, a visit to the tea factory on the premises is a must! The estate manager takes one through the various stages of preparing black and green tea - right from plucking and withering to the sorting and packing of the final product, complete with a tea tasting session at the end.
  • The tea estate’s tea stall is located at a short distance from the resort on the main road. We highly recommend making a trip here to buy tea to carry back home for friends and family.
  • Phone and internet connectivity are not very strong. You may need to find specific spots where the signals are strong.
  • The best time to visit Darjeeling is either between March and May or from August to November. The other months are either too wet or too cold to enjoy. Warm clothes are a must regardless of when one goes.
  • The hospitality at the resort is exceptional and one feels right at home with the warmth of the local staff members. Strike up a conversation with them and they’ll tell you stories you’d never forget!
  • If you like treks and trails, there’s plenty that you can do here! We’d recommend carrying a pair of good walking shoes, sunglasses and a cap.
 Villa
 7 Bedrooms
 7 Bathrooms
 Sleeps 2 to 18 people

Bedroom

  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Hair dryer
  • Tea coffee maker
  • Complimentary water
  • Room Service
  • Internet

Connectivity

  • Wifi
  • Local phone
  • Car rental facility
  • Credit card accepted

Spaces

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

Entertainment

  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Jacuzzi
  • Barbecue set up
  • Gym/ fitness equipment
  • Massage & spa
  • Sauna & Steam

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • 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 January to 31
December '17
Deluxe Double INR 24,150
Junior Suite INR 28,500
Family Suite INR 35,000
Full Bungalow - 7 Bedrooms INR 184,200

Rate Includes

  • Room tariffs for two people in the double bedroom
  • Room tariffs for 2 adults and 2 children below 6 years of age in the family suite bedroom
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, fresh juice, soft drinks, refreshments and snacks through the day
  • Laundry facilities
  • Picnic lunches
  • Cultural program
  • BBQ bonfire dinner
  • Tea plantation tour
  • Tea tasting session
  • A chauffer driven car for the duration of your stay

Special rates available for stays of 3 nights and more. Please get in touch with us on team@myoki.in for this.

Additional Details

Taxes:

  • Service tax of 9% will be applicable on the above mentioned rates

Cancellation Policy:

  • For cancellations made more than 45 days prior to the date of arrival, full refund will be provided
  • For cancellations made between 30 to 45 days prior to the date of arrival, 80% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made between 16 to 30 days prior to the date of arrival, 65% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made between 7 to 15 days prior to the date of arrival, 50% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the date of arrival, no refund will be refunded

Extra Bed Charges:

  • An extra bed can be provided for people over 15 years of age at a charge of INR 8000 per person per night
  • An extra bed can be provided for children between 6 to 15 years of age at a charge of INR 3400 per person per night

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

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

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

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
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

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
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

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
10

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