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Glenburn Tea Estate

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Glenburn Tea Estate

Darjeeling

At a Glance

•    A plantation retreat in Darjeeling overlooking the mighty Kanchenjunga mountain range
•    A heritage twin bungalow accommodation started by a Scottish tea company in 1859 situated amidst green surroundings and offering warm hospitality to its guests
•    Majestic views of Kanchenjunga and sunset and sunrise from the rooms with large bay windows 
•    The two bungalows have four suites each with common areas, gardens, verandahs and terraces 
•    Spacious living area, Multi-cuisine dining hall, Fire place, Electric blankets 
  • Descriptions
  • Facilities
  • Experiences
  • Distances
Nestled amidst North-Eastern Himalayas near Darjeeling lies Glenburn Estate,  a plantation retreat overlooking the mighty Kanchenjuga mountain ranges where time stands still and nature invites you to unwind in the peace and tranquility of the region. Started by Scottish tea company in 1859, Glenburn is a heritage property that offers premium accommodation in twin bungalows adjacent to each other comprising of common areas, gardens, verandahs and terrace from where you can enjoy unparalleled views of the Himalayas and spend your holiday in solitude. Your hostesses Victoria and Auriole keep you entertained during your stay and are always willing to go an extra mile to cater to your daily needs. The Burra Bungalow which was restored in 2002 is surrounded by thousand acres of private forest and two rivers passing through the estate make it an exotic vacationing experience in wilderness. The Water Lily Bungalow was added to the retreat in 2008 and offers amazing views of Darjeeling and Kanchenjunga range. All eight rooms at Glenburn Estate are adorned with antique furniture, teak wood flooring and old fashioned bathroom fittings retaining the essence of by gone era and colonial splendor. Glenburn serves Indian and continental meals and you get to savor home cooked food as per your preference. Veggies, herbs and other ingredients are sourced from retreat’s own organic garden and guests are invited to participate in cooking classes to learn traditional Indian dishes and North-East cuisine under the expert guidance of experienced cooks.  
•    Well appointed rooms with en-suite bathrooms 
•    Multi-cuisine dining hall 
•    Spacious living area and gardens  
•    Doctor on call 
•    Plantation tour of tea estates of Darjeeling to understand the process of tea making using traditional and modern machinery.  
•    Campsite rustic experience in the middle of wilderness by staying in a two bedroom lodge that offers splendid views of the forest and the river. Ideal for adventure lovers and bird watchers. 
•    Hiking in the form nature walks downhill is an exotic experience offering breathtaking views of flora and fauna of the region. 
•    Fishing trip to river Rangeet that includes a hike, picnic and transport. Best fishing is from October -May along a 4-6 km stretch of river, although Mahseer fishing is best in April, May and early June. 
•    Cookery classes at Glenburn offer an opportunity to the in-house guests to experiment with traditional north-east cuisine by preparing dishes under the expert guidance of the cook. 
Darjeeling: 30 km 
Gangtok: 97 km
Silliguri: 65 km 
Bagdogra: 66 km 

 

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