Destination : Glenburn Tea Estate, Darjeeling, 4N/5D
Nestled in the cradle of the Himalayan Mountain range, the quaint town of Darjeeling is a must place to visit if you are looking to take a break from all the hustle-bustle of modern urban life. The clean air, the aromatic teashelp the you to unwind and relax. Darjeeling is synonymous with tea for decades. Tea estates abound on all sides of Darjeeling. Just come out of the city limits. You have tea gardens everywhere. Staying in a colonial Tea Garden bunglow like Glenburn Tea Estate Darjeeling would be an unforgettable life time experience.
Pickup & Drop : Bagdogra Airport [IXB] / New Jalpaiguri Station [NJP]
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|Place||Estate / Hotel / Resort Category||Estate / Hotel / Resort Name|
|Tea Estate||Ultra Luxury||Glenburn Tea Garden Resort|
|Tea Estate||Luxury||Goomtee Tea Garden Resort |
Sourenee Tea Resort
|Darjeeling Hotel||5 Star /4 Star||Windermere Hotel |
|Bagdogra Airport / Siliguri||Glenburn Tea Estate||70 Km||3 Hr|
|Bagdogra Airport / Siliguri||Goomtee Tea Estate||38 Km||1.5 Hr|
|Bagdogra Airport / Siliguri||Sourenee Tea Estate||55 Km||2.5 Hr|
|Glenburn Tea Estate||Darjeeling||25 Km||1 Hr|
|Goomtee Tea Estate||Darjeeling||35 Km||1.5 Hr|
|Sourenee Tea Estate||Darjeeling||40 Km||2 Hr|
|Darjeeling||Bagdogra Airport / Siliguri||75 Km||3 Hr|
|Train No||Train Name||Dep. Stn||Dep. Time||Arr. Stn||Arr. Time||Frequency|
|12343||Darjeeling Mail||Sealdah (SDAH)||22:05||New Jalpaiguri Jn (NJP)||08:15||Daily|
|12377||Padatik Express||Sealdah (SDAH)||23:00||New Jalpaiguri Jn (NJP)||09:15||Daily|
|13149||Kanchan Kanya Express||Sealdah (SDAH)||20:30||New Mal Jn(NMZ)||09:31||Daily|
|13147||UttarBanga Express||Sealdah (SDAH)||19:35||Falakata (FLK)||08:38||Daily|
|13141||Teesta Torsa Express||Sealdah (SDAH)||13:40||New Maynaguri (NMX)||04:22||Daily|
|12345||SaraiGhat Express||Howrah (HWH)||15:50||New Jalpaiguri (NJP)||01:40||Daily|
|12517||Garib Rath||Kolkata (KOOA)||21:40||New Jalpaiguri (NJP)||07:45||Sun,Thrus|
Arrival at the Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station where our representative waits to meet and greet before proceeding towards Darjeling - 'The Queen of Hills' [Alt 7100Ft / 2100M]. The drive is nearly 3 hours from the airport/station following the scenic road with greenery and mountain on both sides.
Darjeeling is the cultural hub of various communities continue to maintain its old-world colonial charm after so many years of British Raj along with their well-maintained heritage bungalows inside the gigantic tea estates which are now used to promote Tea Tourism in Darjeeling with combined efforts of Government and estate owners where one can stay and taste different flavors tea similar to Wine Tourism in Italy. With 78 sprawling estates, Darjeeling earned the title "Champagne of Tea" along with the word "Darjeeling" and its logo are protected as Geographical Indication in the international arena.
On arrival check-in at the Glenburn Tea Estate from the British period which reflects strong imprints of their style, and architecture which is an idle choice for the travelers who wish to escape the humdrum of the city life and spend some days in a relaxing domain while sipping some finest Darjeeling Tea. The elegant rooms of the bungalow equipped with an array of amenities and well-furnished rooms with classical furnitureâ€™s that takes back to the black and white era of the 1940s.
An evening walk to the nearby villages of the planters will help to get insight knowledge of the people living in the mountains while experiencing some freshness of the place. The in-house guest can get the evening rolling with a glass of wine while enjoying the local cultural dance and music with some barbeque on the platter. Overnight in Glenburn Tea Estate Bungalow, Darjeeling.
With the sun pouring its rays to light up the vast stretches of tea plantation under the misty morning is a perfect sight to adore while holding a cup of warm tea under the cozy blanket. Enjoy the appetizing breakfast in the tranquil environment with the lovely view of the tea estate and its adjoining scenic.
Whether a tea lover or not, a visit to the tea factory is recommended to everyone where the workers show the step by step method of how the tea is bought from the field, weighed, and finally goes through a different process of withering, rolling, fermenting, drying, and sorting. At the end of this tour, the visitors can taste various freshly prepared world-class teas and buy from them.
Guest can enjoy morning or evening walks across the tea gardens settled on the gentle hill slopes to catch the sight of tea plucked by the plantation workers or just some lone time sitting in the bewitching lawn surrounded by flowering plants, with a view of the majestic Mt. Kanchenjunga while sipping the fresh brewed along with a foot massage. Most of the tea gardens use their locally grown organic farm produce to prepare food while serving some delicious multi-cuisine dishes.
To overcome the boredom tea estate offers outdoor activities like hiking, badminton, or golf while and indoor activities such as chess, monopoly, ludo, and card. The estates organize Picnic for their guest in the middle of Mother Nature which is a great way to build-up connections with other families and get to know about the history of the heritage bungalows. Overnight in Tea Estate Bungalow.
As the little houses of the locals get lightened up with the toasty rays of the sun enjoy the yummylicious breakfast in the soothing surroundings before moving towards the Darjeeling town.
On arrival, check in at the colonial-style hotel in the heart of Darjeeling town in a nostalgic atmosphere surrounded by nature with cozy interiors and broad windows offering the view of the spectacular mountains and pine forest.
In the evening get blend in the endearing environment while strolling in the Darjeeling Mall or enjoy the nightlife of this place where a visit to the iconic landmark of Darjeeling - Glenaryâ€™s ,a perfect treat for the evening. This cake shop cum pub is located near the Mall and marks its existence since the British colonial days serving various items to feast on while watching the busy town from its rooftop.
Chowrasta & Darjeeling Mall - The heart of Victorian Darjeeling, this place is the commercial hub, set on the ridge above Darjeeling town, dotted with many curious centers and other shops selling excellent blended Darjeeling Tea. There is much heritage and old stores lined up inside of the roads which sell unique handicrafts items along with food stalls selling hot dim sum, & thukpas. Young children can enjoy a pony ride in the mall while elders can sit on the benches and feel the real vibe of Darjeeling while watching the people and their activities. Overnight at Hotel in Darjeeling.
Sunrise in hill station are pretty as a picture, when the big ball of fire gradually makes it entry while changing the color of the snow-covered mountain from light pink, to red, then blue to white makes the visit worthwhile to witness the early sunrise. Today we will vist some of most happening places in Darjeeling like -
Tiger Hill Sunrise Point - An early morning visit to the tiger hill is perfect to witness the unforgettable sunrise over the snow-covered peaks of the majestic Himalayas. As the sunrise beings, the dazzling snow cover peaks of Mt. Kangchenjunga gloriously enlightens with a magnificent view, and on a clear day glimpse of the Worldâ€™s highest peak Mt. Everest is visible. This spot is an international fame earner for the magnificent view of the sunrise over Kanchenjunga and the great Eastern Himalayan Mountains.
Batasia Loop - The Batasia Loop is a spiral narrow-gauge railway track where the Toy Train negotiates a sudden sharp descent from Ghoom. This place provides a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains with a 360-degree view of the Darjeeling landscape in the backdrop of the majestic Kanchenjunga. The loop is decorated with grass, shrubs, and seasonal flowers, along benches laid inside the garden to enjoy nature while the Toy train enters hooting its way to complete the spiral route.
Ghoom Monastery - Yiga Monastery or Old Ghoom Monastery is one of the oldest Tibetan monasteries in Darjeeling builds in the year 1850 and below the Ghoom railway station. It follows the lineage of the Sakya Sect of Vajra yana Buddhism and also has a small philosophical institute. This monastery has the biggest and the oldest statue of Buddha in Darjeeling and is being bought from Tibet. Back to Hotel for breakfast and freshen-up before heading towards city tour.
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park - Also known as Darjeeling Zoo is now one of the best Zoo in the world after bagging the International Earth Hero Award in 2014. The unique feature of this zoo is, it houses animals of high altitude, and mostly from the upper Himalayas with rare animals like Red Pandas, Snow Leopards, Tibetan Wolf, etc. The zoo contributes significantly to the breeding programs of endangered animals and safeguards the vulnerable ones.
Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda - Also known as Darjeeling Peace Pagoda are on the Jalapahar hill. They build the Temple under the guidance of Buddhist monks from Japan in traditional Japanese style and this place is the house of four avatars of Buddha. Close to it is the Peace Pagoda, where it showcases the four large avatars of Lord Buddha. The view from the top is magnificent with the panoramic view of the Darjeeling town, and Mt. Kanchenjunga. During the visit, tourists can join for morning or evening prayers in the temple along with the monks.
Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway - Also known as The Darjeeling Ropeway is the perfect spot to enjoy the breathtaking view of the valley below with the dreamy Darjeeling town, the lush green tea plantations, dense forests, mountain streams in their full flow, waterfalls, and the impressive snow peaks the background.
You can also enjoy the World UNESCO Heritage world-famous Darjeeling railway or the Toy Train to Ghoom subject to track conditions. Itâ€™s the main and best attraction for visiting this hill train in Darjeeling. The path in which the train runs is well decorated by nature with lush green trees, flowering plants, small bushes, and vast Kanchenjunga dominating its presence throughout the journey. Overnight in Darjeeling.
Post breakfast, check out form the bungalow, and drive to Bagdogra airport for the return journey, with bags full of the aromatic tea and sweet Darjeeling memories to cherish forever.
All transfers in an exclusive AC Vehicle (NJP/IXB to NJP/IXB)
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Darjeeling Tea Tourism Reviews - Glenburn Tea Estate / Sourenee Tea Estate / Goomtee Tea Estate
4.8 Stars Rating, out of 5
based on 15 Reviews
Locating from the busy city of Mumbai, visiting mountains brings an inner peace within me, so for my honeymoon on Jan 2020, I planned to visit Darjeeling, well known for its vast stretches of tea plantation and world-class tea. After booking the air tickets, we started our search for a trusted travel agency where we came across NatureWings Holidays from Kolkata. After placing my travel requirement, Mr. Soumalya Ghosh explained everything in detail with a proper itinerary and perfect selection of hotels. The booking process was smooth as everything was online, so from the money receipt to Hotel vouchers and driver details, we received on time. After landing in Bagdogra airport, we met our driver Mr. Bikas a friendly Nepali man, who accompanied us throughout the trip, and transferred us to Gangtok Mayfair, a luxury resort surrounded by nature with a casino and after two nights stay we advanced towards Hotel Windamere in Darjeeling town near to the Mall, a colonial gem with the best view from the rooms. We covered sightseeing at both the places and had some pleasant time visiting M.G Marg, Darjeeling Mall, and the iconic Glenary’s. From town, we moved to the Glenburn Tea Estate, the best part of our stay, which was suggested to us by Mr. Sandip Raha, a close to nature stay in beautifully decorated rooms from the colonial era, away from the crowds with breathtaking views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. We walked across the tea estates and took a guided tour to the tea factory where we purchased and tasted the freshly brewed. The host arranged a bonfire with a barbeque where we spend our evening warming up while listening to some local music. All thanks to the NatureWings team for making our trip remarkable while Mr. Indrajeet marked his presence with follow up from day 1. We suggest NatureWings to everyone cheers to the team for their effort.
Being a Tea lover, I can drink tea at any time of the day, so when I came to know about tea tourism in the sprawling tea estates of Darjeeling, I knew I found my heaven. So without wasting time, I made a quick plan with my friends to visit and taste the world-class Darjeeling tea to warm up the winter of 2019, where one of them suggested NatureWings Holidays being an old customer. But good things come with good price and spending nights in tea estates were expensive, all thanks to Mr Sandip Raha from NatureWings, a pioneer in this territory as he suggested an itinerary along with tea garden stay within our limit. From booking to pick up at Bagdogra airport, everything was perfect, as we checked-in at Gomtee Tea Estate for 02 nights, an old tea bungalow in the lap of nature surrounded by greens with a homely feeling and well maintained clean view rooms. We enjoyed our walks across the gentle slopes of the garden covered with endless tea plants and visited the small factory within the estate where we tasted the freshly prepared tea. From the vast estates, we moved to the Darjeeling town at Hotel Elgin, a property with modern amenities and a lovely view of the mountains. The driver appointed was a nice punctual person while Mr. Indrajeet accompanied us over WhatsApp and phone. Thanks to the team for their arrangements, wishing to visit the “Mecca of Tea” soon while recommending NatureWings to others.
Darjeeling is a most preferred destination to visit if one wants to experience the beauty of the nature. If you are a person driven by tea then you thrilled with the beautiful gardens and sensational landscapes. Darjeeling has many tea estates including Glenburn, Goomtee and Sourini, one can see the process of tea growing and plucking and some of the region’s finest brews.
On a side note I found Glenburn far warmer with a little more of an eclectic atmosphere than some other expensive hotels in Darjeeling. We had a pleasant experience at our stay in a Bungalow that was typically the residence of a British tea planter built during the old colonial time. The property is well maintained and retain with a colonial charm, acres of space, panoramic mountain views as well as a beautiful lawn. Food served is usually made of fresh organic produce from the backyard garden. At Glenburn Tea Estate, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Darjeeling.
Just completed my Sikkim Darjeeling Package Tour, we were two members. I planned well my trip in advance with the help and guidance of Naturewings Holidays Pvt Ltd. They were supportive and communications done were very easy. We got a very comfortable stay and food in an excellent hotel at Gangtok. In Gangtok, the most amazing thing that we noticed was there was no AC/fan, etc used anywhere in hotels, houses, shops, etc as the climate is almost cool throughout the year. The weather was amazing for sightseeing at all locations Gangtok. Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir was like a doorway to heaven, so beautiful and we have wonderful memories to cherish from this tour. We went to see the famous MG Marg, an exquisite road. After Gangtok, it comes to Darjeeling’s review. Among the hill stations of India, Darjeeling is the most beautiful among all. Throughout the year the temperature remains low, so anyone planning to visit should take warm clothes with them. It is in West Bengal. Darjeeling is famous for 3 T’s Tourism, Timber, and Tea. The best part of Darjeeling was the morning view of sunrise from Tiger Hills. The breakfast in Keventer’s was bliss and the shopping at Darjeeling Mall was like a therapy. We stayed at Glenburn Tea Estate at Darjeeling to feel the tea beauty; I feel lucky to stay at the Glenburn Tea Estate. What a gem. It sits on a hilltop surrounded by hundreds of tea fields. We tasted the tea also and bought different flavored tea for friends and family. I will recommend this place and would rate 5 out of 5. I want to go there once again as I want to enjoy a peaceful life again and it is only possible in Darjeeling. Thank you NatureWings for this beautiful experience.
We have just returned from our trip from Switzerland to India, which is Gangtok and Darjeeling. We were two families and booked the package from Naturewings Holidays Pvt Ltd. As it was Durga Puja season, both Gangtok and Darjeeling was crowded so we could not get splendid hotels and cars. Naturewings helped us with booking. We stayed at Denzong Regency at Gangtok & Mayfair, Darjeeling & Goomtee Tea Estate. Gangtok stay was bliss; starting from the hotel to food everything was great. The driver which Naturewings provided was also friendly. After exploring Gangtok, it was an exceptional experience to stay in Mayfair Darjeeling. Outstanding ambiance with prompt services. We stayed in an executive room with a personal balcony with a magnificent view, the room and premises maintained properly. We highly recommend Mayfair, Darjeeling. And for a unique experience for a lifetime, please stay at Goomtee. It is an old tea bungalow maintained properly and spotless. They make food by local vegetables. We stayed in this tea garden. The stay was delightful. It is a serene place with breathtaking surroundings away from the chaotic Darjeeling city. An absolutely recommended place to visit if you are going to Darjeeling. As we are from Kolkata, so these kinds of places is heaven for us. And we are grateful to Naturewings for this stay. As a tea lover, we enjoyed every sight there, watched the tea plantations also, Tea tasting was a fantastic experience. We did a hike to the waterfall; it’s just an hour’s hike from the bungalow which was also an amazing experience. I would like to recommend it to everyone who wants to enjoy their holiday surrounded by nature’s beauty. Looking forward to visiting again. Thank you to the entire team for this amazing trip.
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