Glenburn Tea Estate
Hill Country Tea Station
Glenburn Tea Estate lies above the banks of the River Rungeet, deep in the Himalaya and is overlooked by the mighty Kanchenjunga. Home to generations of tea planters, it remains today a working tea estate.
The bungalow has been lovingly restored with much devotion, care and commitment, whilst retaining the style of a colonial planter’s bungalow. The bedrooms in the original bungalow have been charmingly decorated with different themes and are spacious, warm and cosy. The 4 bedrooms in the new Water Lily Bungalow have views from heaven and are stunning – fresh, light, large and beautifully furnished with local floral themes. They are traditional yet have contemporary twists and are deliciously comfortable and private.
Glenburn is the perfect place to take in its entirety and to be based at for visiting Darjeeling or to simply enjoy the magnificent views. Sitting on the lovely, flower filled verandah, gazing across the gardens to Kanchenjunga is a special, timeless experience. There is plenty to do by way of private tours of the tea estate and an abundance of mountain activities – where else in the Himalaya can you walk all day and return to such luxury at night!
The staff are incredible and one feasts on the most delicious, fresh food – a perfect balance of Indian, Oriental and Western. Don’t miss the chicken sandwiches and the chocolate brownies at this ultimately peaceful Himalayan gem!
Why we like it
- The amazing views
- Their home grown delicious tea
- Friendly service
- Remote India at it's best