Join Secret Retreats on a magnificent escape to the best Darjeeling tea estates and independent luxury boutique hotels in Darjeeling.
Nestled amongst the magnificent Himalayan mountains, with the snowy peaks of Mount Kanchenjunga – India’s tallest and the world’s third tallest mountain at over 8,500 metres high – towering in the distance, Darjeeling is a historic Victorian British colonial hill station in the Indian state of West Bengal. Known around the world for its famous tea and mesmerising tea plantations, the Darjeeling hill station was originally developed by the British in the mid 19th century as an elite escape from the summer heat. Today, the region still holds onto its refreshing charm, lush vistas and exotic appeal.
Secret Retreats boutique Darjeeling hotels offer a particularly picturesque stay while staying in this enigmatic destination. Throughout your stay, take a ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed miniature train chugging through mountains, stop at a tea plantation and sample some of Darjeeling’s world-renowned tea, explore local temples, visit museums and monasteries, and simply be mesmerised by the rich local culture and stunning natural beauty of this region. For unique souvenirs, browse the shops for bamboo items, jewellery, carpets, textiles and other local handicrafts, then replenish your energy by savouring the rich and tantalising Indian cuisine.
Of course, a stay in Darjeeling wouldn’t be complete without visiting or ideally staying at a Darjeeling tea plantation.

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Stay at a Darjeeling Tea Estate with Secret Retreats and Explore the Surrounding Attractions

Wondering where the best place to stay in Darjeeling is? The best hotels in Darjeeling aren’t your typical hotels, but Darjeeling tea plantations. During your stay at a Darjeeling tea estate with Secret Retreats, take advantage of the fresh mountain air, peaceful tea fields and let the slow pace of local life unwind and relax you. Staying right on the grounds of a working tea plantation that has been owned by local tea planters for generations allows for an added level of authenticity and historical charm throughout your Darjeeling holiday. Away from your heritage bungalow, explore the other rich cultural practices and unique attractions of the region.

The population of Darjeeling is made up of people from India, Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan, and Nepali is the primary spoken language. It is common to witness Hindu priests and Buddhists monks praying side by side in Mahakal temple, one of many striking Buddhist temples and monasteries in and around the town - which has a predominantly Buddhist population.

Join in the daily prayers for world peace at the Japanese Peace Pagoda, built under the guidance of a Japanese Buddhist monk or if, it’s due to be a clear day, set out in the morning to pay homage to nature and head up Tiger Hill to watch the sunrise light up the snowy peaks of Mount Kanchenjunga
and Mount Everest beyond.

As mentioned above, one of the region’s most popular attractions is the iconic Darjeeling Himalayan Railway which was completed by the British in 1881 and has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known locally as the toy train due to its small scale (2ft gauge) it runs from New Jalpaiguri on the valley floor at just 100m above sea level to Darjeeling at 2,200m above sea level, quite a climb!

These are just a few of the many things to see and do in Darjeeling.

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Entourée de majestueux sommets dont le 3ème plus haut au monde – Kangchenjunga - Darjeeling est une station de montagne de l’époque des colonies britanniques, située dans l’Etat indien du Bengale Occidental. Embarquez sur le Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, classé au Patrimoine Mondial de l’UNESCO. Partez pour une marche revigorante au travers de spectaculaires paysages de montagne. Visitez une plantation de thé et goûtez à quelques échantillons de Darjeeling, mondialement connu, découvrez les temples locaux, les musées et les monastères, ou embrassez la faune indigène au zoo de Darjeeling. Baladez-vous dans les échoppes aux objets de bambou, bijoux, tapis, tissus et autres objets d’artisanat local, ensuite laissez-vous tentez par la savoureuse cuisine indienne. Darjeeling – un voyage plein de découvertes.

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