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5 Unique Stays In Darjeeling

Pleasant weather, good food, and walks in the hills, Darjeeling has a lot for you to explore

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Piali Gupta
June 21, 2023
5 Unique Stays In Darjeeling

Darjeeling in West Bengal has much to offer. Pleasant weather, interesting architecture, walks in the hills, great food, the best tea, and the joys of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the first of three mountain railways of India to be inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1999. Finding a good place to stay will enhance your trip. And Darjeeling has a diverse range of accommodation to choose from. Here are five options to consider.

A Musical Retreat At Revolver

If you are a Beatles fan, you are going to love this cosy bed and breakfast lodge. Stay in a room named after your favourite band member – John, Paul, Ringo, or George. Even the manager of the band, Brian Epstein, has a room dedicated to him. Framed caricatures of the four can be found on the walls. With inverter backup, free Wi-Fi, and running hot water, Revolver is an affordable package. The attached restaurant serves wholesome local and Naga cuisine.

Check here for more information: https://revolver.in/

A Forest Garden Stay At TIEEDI

This forest garden near Darjeeling works as an environmental conservation organisation practicing permaculture and experiential environment education. They want to transform Darjeeling and Kalimpong into zero-waste areas. If you are interested in knowing more about natural farming, decentralised waste management solutions and sustainable land and building design consultation, then this would be a good choice.

Check here for more information: https://tieedi.in/

Cultural Cocoon At Dekeling Resort

Dekeling Resort at Hawk’s Nest marries British and Tibetan aesthetics in a unique way. Constructed in the late 19th century, the hotel is equipped with modern amenities and free Wi-Fi. You can marvel at the breathtaking view of the sun setting into the mountains from the comfortable lounge with its beautiful French windows. The wood-panelled rooms are large with cable television and attached baths with hot and cold water. They have fireplaces with original tiles which have been carefully restored. Telephone, laundry service, and transportation are available on request.

Check here for more information: https://www.dekeling.com/

Rural Retreat At Tathagata FarmTathagata Farm aims to support the sustainable economic growth of the village it is located in, Mineral Spring (Dabai Paani in Nepali). A 45-minute drive from Darjeeling town, this place offers a simple stay in huts and tents with basic amenities like attached baths and toilets. The ingredients for all the meals are seasonal and sourced from the farm. They craft dishes with local ingredients like gundruk (fermented and dehydrated greens) and simal tarul (tapioca). You can opt for guided village walks and even a day trek to Majitar on the Sikkim border. Or you can choose to interact with the farming community, fish and swim in the stream or go bird watching.

Check here for more information: https://tathagatafarm.in/

A Royal Stay At The ElginOnce the summer residence of the former Maharaja of Cooch Behar, the Elgin is a throwback to an earlier era with etchings of the famous local artist Goram Douglas on walls, period Burma-teak furniture, oak floorboards, and fireplaces. The refurbished luxury heritage hotel offers wireless and wired internet access, a well-stocked library of both books and movies, 24-hour laundry and concierge services, and mountain bikes on rent. It has a spa whose services those with young children too can enjoy with babysitting on hand. A multi-cuisine dining room, an afternoon tea lounge, a bar, and 24-hour room service ensure that all the walking in the mountains will be suitably rewarded.

Check here for more information: https://www.elginhotels.com/hotels-in-darjeeling-elgin-darjeeling-heritage-spa-resort-since-1887/

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