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.

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The Burra Bungalow

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Home to generations of planters with its sweeping main verandah, cozy living room (with fireplace and library) and grand dining room where candle-lit dinners are held, the bungalow hosts 4 separate charmingly decorated guestrooms each following a different theme. Some are suites with a single room attached to the main suite allowing comfortable accommodation for a third (or fourth) person sharing the suite, and each of them open on to the main verandah and with private access to the gardens behind the main bungalow.

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The Water Lily Bungalow

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With 4 suites and a stunning location on the edge of the Glenburn spur, the bungalow comprises a living room, smaller dining room, two verandahs and garden areas laid out on two levels and connected to The Burra Bungalow by a stone staircase. All four bedrooms have direct views of the mountains and are set with antique furniture, private balconies and bay windows or sitouts. The bathrooms have antique free-standing bathtubs, each with a view, walk-in rain showers and old fashioned washstands with Venetian mirrors.

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Hotel Facilities & Highlights


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.


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


“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.”

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.

Current Temperature

12° C

Current Weather

Local Time

2:42 am

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.


“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.

Useful Information


GENERAL
Total number of rooms: 8
Annual closing:
open all year

Time zone: (GMT+05:30) New Delhi
Currency accepted: INR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Electricity voltage: 230V
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ACCESS
3 hours' drive north from Bagdogra airport, to the border of Sikkim.
Nearest Airport: Bagdogra (IXB) - 75 km
Nearest Station: New Jalpaiguri Station - 75 km
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CONTACT
Near Singritan, 734101 Darjeeling West Bengal, India
http://www.glenburnteaestate.com
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