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Overview

Glenburn Tea Estate is a heavenly little plantation retreat above the banks of the River Rungeet, high in the Himalayas, that's overlooked by the mighty Kanchenjunga mountain range. Founded by a Scottish tea company in 1859, Glenburn then passed into the hands of one of India’s pioneering tea planting families – The Prakashes. Inspired by European vineyards, hotel staff guide guests through the intricate tea making process.

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At a glance

  • Boutique Hotel
  • 4 Star
  • 8 Rooms

Experiences

Dream

Restored over a number of years, guests are accommodated in one of the two bungalows, each comprising four suites and common areas, gardens, verandahs and terraces accessible to all guests.

The Burra Bungalow was home to generations of planters and remains the focal point of Glenburn hospitality, with its sweeping main verandah, cosy living room (with fireplace and library) and grand dining room where candle-lit sit-down dinners are held. The four bedrooms have been charmingly decorated, each following a different theme, and are comfortable and spacious, yet cosy.

The Water Lily Bungalow features four more suites and a stunning location and comprises a living room, dining room, two verandahs and garden areas laid out on two levels, and connected to The Burra Bungalow by a stone staircase. It also houses a large recreation and meeting room, as well as the Massage and Steam Room. All four bedrooms have direct views of the mountains, with antique furniture, private balconies, bay windows/or sitouts. The bathrooms have antique free-standing bathtubs, each with a view, walk-in rain showers and old fashioned washstands with Venetian mirrors.

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The menus comprise a range of cuisine, from interesting local fare and traditional Indian dishes, to exotic South-East Asian delicacies, and a variety of European dishes making full use of the fresh herbs and salad leaves grown in the well-stocked kitchen garden. Glenburn Tea Estate also makes its own bread, marmalade, signature cakes and cookies and ice cream. Breakfast and lunch can be savoured either in the bright and sunny Morning Room at one end of The Front Verandah, under the Pomello Tree outside the Water Lily Bungalow or on a terrace overlooking the mountains. Picnics can also be arranged – either delivered to pre-planned locations throughout the grounds or in picnic boxes. Dinner is usually served as a sit-down meal in the candle-lit intimacy of The Dining Room and is famous for the camaraderie and congeniality around the table, as well as the stimulating, amusing and often unusual conversations that take place among the guests.

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Relax at The Burra Bungalow and enjoy the breathtaking scenery and serenity that the estate is so famous for; the diverse landscape, birds, butterflies and local populace provide many opportunities for painting. Those seeking an escape from modern life will enjoy yoga and meditation sessions and tailor-made hikes into the surrounding area. Foodies can join a cookery lesson, where chefs teach them how to make a delicious local dish, or watch the preparation of their evening meal thanks to the open kitchen policy.

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Unwind

Indulge in a gentle full body massage, using Darjeeling green tea oil followed by a green tea bath soak or a steam treatment. Also on offer are Reflexology treatments, with an invigorating fresh mint and chamomile foot soak- the perfect end to a long day of hiking. The "mini spa" room is situated on the lower floor of The Water Lily Bungalow where guests can enjoy a full body massage in a calm ambience of candles and soft Tibetan chanting.

Getting There

Arrival Airport

Kolkata International Airport

Transfers

Approximately 3 hours from Bagdogra Airport

Climate

The best time to visit is between October and March, when there's less chance of rain.

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Location

Darjeeling