“A working tea plantation since 1859 Glenburn offers fine teas and fine accommodations. Just eight guestrooms set within two British colonial period bungalows. Each guestroom has its own unique style and homey feel. Glenburn is the perfect getaway for couples and families.”,
Kim, the discoverer.
Historic HouseHistoric House
Eco FriendlyEco Friendly

Hotel Description

Set in the Himalayas on a hillock above the banks of the River Rungeet, this peaceful little tea plantation retreat offers the perfect place in which to discover Darjeeling. Featuring two comfortable, private and beautifully furnished 4-bedroom bungalows, the views of the world’s third largest mountain, Kanchenjunga are magnificent. Owned by tea planters for generations, visitors can tour the working tea estate, enjoy mountain activities, and feast on delightful Indian, Oriental and Western cuisine.

There is no substitute for local knowledge and personal assistance to help you plan the perfect stay. The Secret Retreats Concierge is ready to share insider tips with you to ensure you book the best room for your stay on the best available rate or offer , to share tips on what to see and do and where to dine, to help you with personal requests, and to keep you informed of any cultural events, shows or festivals that match your dates of stay. Enjoy the difference that turns a good stay, into a great travel experience. Your Secret Retreats Concierge is looking forward to hearing from you. Contact the concierge on dream@secret-retreats.com.

Room Description

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Hotel Facilities & Highlights

Glenburn Tea Estate highlight
All meals, snacks and refreshments are included. The menus comprise a range of cuisine from local fare and traditional Indian dishes, to exotic South-East Asian delicacies, and some European dishes making full use of the fresh herbs, salad, vegetables and fruit from Glenburn’s garden.
Glenburn Tea Estate highlight
The Glenburn Tea Plantation is run by the 3rd and 4th generations of the ‘Chaiwala’ family, or tea planters, hiring over a thousand local workers on the estate.

Your Host & The Team

The Prakash FamilyThe Prakash Family
“Started by a Scottish tea company in 1859, Glenburn then passed into the hands of one of India’s pioneering tea planting families – The Prakashes – also known as the “Chaiwala family” - which literally means “tea planters”.
The story of the Chaiwala family began over a hundred years ago, and is closely entwined with that of tea plantations in India. Today, the third and fourth generation Prakash family carry almost a century of tea knowledge in their inheritance, and we invite you to experience this legacy at Glenburn Tea Estate.”

We Care

The Glenburn Welfare Trust was set up in 2005 to promote education, culture and good health within the Glenburn community. To improve health Dr. Dame Margaret Austin conducts regular workshops on safety in the workplace and teaches First Aid to the local staff and their families.

The estate also works with local government primary schools to enhance their facilities by introducing nursery and kindergarten classes, paying for more teachers to increase the ratio of teachers to children, and carrying out infrastructure repairs. In addition, the Glenburn Welfare Trust has established a Scholarship Fund to provide better educational opportunities for children who live within the Glenburn Tea Estate at five privately run schools. There are currently 41 children in this program. Efforts are also being made to ensure that these children work towards a good vocational career after they graduate, so that they will have the ability to financially support themselves and their families on completion of their studies.

Welcome to Darjeeling

Surrounded by majestic mountain peaks including the world’s third tallest mountain, Kangchenjunga, Darjeeling is a British colonial hill station located in the Indian state of West Bengal.