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Glenburn

About an hour's drive from Darjeeling with stunning Himalayan views, this charming tea estate has a fascinating 150-year old history. Darjeeling was the summer retreat for the East India Company when escaping the heat of Calcutta and this region holds enormous charm.

Glenburn Tea Estate was originally established in 1860 and it has been home to four generations of tea planters. Here you can cosy up in old planters’ bungalows and enjoy tea plantation walks, cream teas by the fire, white glove service and hot water bottles in bed.

Fishing, rafting, walking, picnics and private tours of this family-run, working tea estate can all be arranged.  Darjeeling can be reached by road or on foot by way of a half-day walk. For those who enjoy the great outdoors, Glenburn is a ravishing place to base yourself.

Glenburn is splendidly located between two rivers, the Rungeet and the Rung Dung, offering breath-taking views over Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain. Bagdogra airport is a three-hour drive away, with daily flights from Calcutta and Delhi.

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