Glenburn Tea Estate & Boutique Hotel, Darjeeling, West Bengal
THE GLENBURN TEA ESTATE was a plantation established by the Scottish company of the same in 1859 AD. This fine tea garden estate is now owned by the Prakashes, one of India’s prominent “Chai wala” families.
Resorted to its original form, the estate is now home to a splendid boutique hotel that has maintained its old-world colonial tea estate charm with its Victorian architecture, Raj-era furniture and high-class hospitality.
Not only do you get an excellent hill station cum heritage hotel experience at the Glenburn Tea Estate & Boutique Hotel, but also you get to take soothing walks in the rolling tea hills and taste freshly-brewed tea, spices, herbs and fruits. You can also walk to the nearby hamlets and villages and learn about the lives of the tea farmers.
Wild Mahseer, Balipara, Assam
Mahseer is known as one of the toughest game fish in the world. The Wild Mahseer is named after this elusive fish.
Ideal for a quiet holiday, this impressive property is tucked away in the Brahmaputra valley near the city of Tezpur in Assam. The premises of this heritage resort and its surroundings are home to 90 species of birds and 72 species of butterflies. It also claims to have an Ark of one lac plants.
THE WILD MAHSEER is imbued in 22 acres of lush green tea estate with 3 Bungalows that used to be the lodging of the visiting agents for the tea estates (Burras). In addition to these bungalows, there are 18 cottages boasting all the amenities of a contemporary heritage resort.
The forests of Pakke, Nameri, Orang and Kaziranga are also located close. Rich in terms of biodiversity, the region is part of the Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark.
Elgin Nor-Khill, Gangtok, Sikkim
THE ELGIN NOR-KHILL is located in the heart of the capital of Sikkim, Gangtok at a height of 5,000 ft above sea level. It is housed in what used to the Palace of King Chogyal of Sikkim in the 1930s.
Comprising 25 deluxe rooms and suites, the property has been restored to its original grandeur. Its interior boasts Burma Teak furniture, etching of the artist G. Douglas, oak floorboards and lithographs from a bygone era of royal splendor.
This heritage hotel is set in a landscape punctuated by pine forests. It is located close to the High Street of Gangtok (M.G. Road) where all the main shopping attractions, cafes, restaurants and bars are situated.
Nameri Eco Camp, Assam
THE NAMERI ECO CAMP is located at the fringes of the Nameri National Park/Tiger Reserve. With over 370 species of birds, the Nameri is one of India’s greatest birdwatching destinations.
This camp gives you a luxury safari-inspired resort experience. Comprising eco-friendly tents set amidst lush green setting of the village of Torajan Potasali (District Sonitpur), this camp is a great place to go birdwatching and wildlife spotting. Each tent contains sturdy baths, private bathrooms and a thatched roof.
The Nameri Eco Camp also takes you on a two-hour ornithological rafting trip through the Bhoroli river in the Nameri National Park.
Ri Kynjai Serenity By the Lake, Meghalaya
The splendid Ri Kynjai Serenity By the Lake is a splendid tribute to the local architectural tradition of the Khasi people of Meghalaya.
The name Ri Kynjai literally means “serenity by the lake.” This property consists of traditional Khasi Cottages equipped with all the modern amenities you need for a one of kind vacation in Meghalaya.
spread over 47 acres, the Ri Kynjai overlooks the serene waters of the Umian Lake. Each of its lake-view cottages comes with a balcony, plush bedding and linen and modern amenities.
it Sao Aiom (“Four Season”) fine dining restaurant offers local Meghalayan, Chinese, Indian and Continental delicacies.