Glenburn Tea Estate And Boutique Hotel, Darjeeling

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The Glenburn Tea Estate and Boutique Hotel in Darjeeling is one of its kind plantation retreat set atop a hillock overlooking the River Rungeet.

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What is it?

Inspired by the European vineyards, you can observe the wine-making process, taste freshly made wine, purchase it and even shop for some local crafts and produce. The Glenburn Tea Estate and Boutique Hotel in Darjeeling is known to offer its guests an up-close insight into the tea plantation business.

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Overlooked by the mighty Kanchenjunga range, the estate was started in 1859 by a Scottish tea company. It was later passed on to ‘The Prakash’ family, also knows as the ‘Chaiwala Family’ due to being one of the leading tea plantation families.

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What’s in it?

The plantation retreat offers two comfortable, private, beautifully furnished, and fully-serviced 4-bedroom bungalows, the Burra Bungalow, and the Water Lily Bungalow.

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Apart from relaxing in one of the lavish bungalows, or taking up notes on tea plantation, you can also indulge in various activities organised by the estate from time to time, like hiking, day trips to nearby sightseeing places, fishing, cookery classes, massage and beauty treatments.

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What else?

The property has an ‘open’ kitchen where the guests can come and observe the chefs prepare the food. Often the guests leave their family recipes there which end up on their menu, named after the guest.

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It is also in close proximity to the Darjeeling Railway Station and The Bagdogra Airport, and also to Kitam Bisr Sanctuary and the Bhutia Busty Monastery.

Address: Glenburn Tea Estate And Boutique Hotel, Near Singritan, Darjeeling, West Bengal
Cost: 44,000 approx for two people (bungalow)