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Glenburn - Darjeeling

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Established: Year 1860
Distance/Connectivity: From Siliguri (Airport/Station) - 80kms; From Kalimpong - 45kms, From Darjeeling - 20kms
Altitude: 3700ft (1100m) Approx
Area: 1600 Acre


Pleasant temperate; 7 to 20 degree C in winter and 20 to 28 Degree C in summer, Monsoon period - July to August, Rain fall - 350 to 450 mm

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Glenburn Garden CottageStarted in 1860 by a Scottish Tea Company the Glenburn is one of the oldest Gardens in Darjeeling sprawling across 1600 acre of land. Perched on a slope at an altitude of 3700 feet the garden offers a breathtaking view of Mt Kunchenjungha with two rivers – Rangit and Rong Dong passing through the garden. Apart from the sprawling tea field The Glenburn has its own forest area along the river side with more than 100 species of Himalayan birds and some common animals like deer, civet cat, wild boar and Leopard, making it an ideal refuge for the nature lovers. The Campsite on the bank of Rangeet River which borders the state of Sikkim gives a unique opportunity to explore the forests and to enjoy a day out with a picnic lunch.

Located conveniently between Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Gangtok and Kurseong the Glenburn gives a multiple options of excursions to all these cities. The garden offers many lucrative activities like short and long day hikes through forests and villages, picnic by the river, fishing and swimming in rivers, camping on the Rangeet River, rafting in Tista River, Tea garden tour with visiting tea processing and plucking, tea testing, birding tours, Darjeeling and Kalimpong excursions, and of course the ultimate comfort in the heritage Burra Bungalow with the fabulous aromatic tea and delicious cuisine. The serene location of Glenburn FrontGlenburn is also a perfect place for Yoga and meditation.  

The accommodation is provided in the heritage Burra Bungalow with 8 suites – The Planters’ Suite, The Rose Suite, The Kanchenjunga Suite, The Simbong Butterfly Suite, The Rung Dung Suite, The Rungeet Suite, The Camelia Suite and The Singalila Suite. All specious rooms having century old furniture made of Spanish mahogany, takes you back in time to the days of the East India Company while you relax in front of a crackling fire in the privacy of your room. All rooms with privet verandah overlook the sprawling valleys and the Kanchenjunga range beyond. The attached bathroom with old fashioned bathtub and a hand shower reminds the Raj heritage in the colonial times. The elaborated cuisines ranges from interesting local fare and traditional Indian dishes, to exotic South-East Asian delicacies, and a variety of European dishes making full use of the fresh Italian herbs, and salad leaves grown in the well-stocked kitchen garden. Apart from the cozy suites Glenburn also has one campsite with two bedroom log cabin on the river Rangeet for the more adventure seekers.

Glenburn Package Tour

Glenburn garden
Total Room: 8 double/Twin and 2 bedroom River side Log cabin
Facilities: Spacious room, ● attached bath with old fashioned but tub and fittings, H&C Water, ● Room Heater, Fresh Fruit and Flower in the room, in house kitchen with garden fresh organic Vegetarian food ● Indoor/Out door games, ● Library ● Full time naturalist, ●  Boutique shop, ●  Internet facilities, ●  Laundry service
Activities: ● Guided Garden Tour (Tea Testing, Tea Processing, Plucking), ● Birding & Wildlifing & fishing, ● Excursion to the Glenburn Campsite, ● Hike along the River Rungeet to Manjitar Village in Sikkim, ● Toy train Ride (DHR), ● Picnic Lunch with barbeque by river side, ● River rafting, ● Excursion or City Tour in Darjeeling/Kurseong, ● Gurkha Cultural dance, ● Special Christmas celebration, ● Herbal Massage

Tariff: Rs. 18000 per night for a couple with all meal, arrival and departure car service

Glenburn Package Tour

Log Cabin The Pavilion Glenburn View of Room
Planters Suite - Log Cabin
Bungalow - Garden view

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