For guests looking to plunge headfirst into a bygone era of colonial grandeur, Glenburn ticks all the right boxes; its eight rooms - spread across two former tea-planters' bungalows - are stuffed full with antiques, carved mahogany four-posters and rattan planters chairs, with panoramic views of rolling tea country from every angle.
A secluded, lantern-lit riverside cabin can also be booked for romantic overnight stays. Work up an appetite with a day's walking or fishing, or let the charming staff pack you off with a picnic before embarking on day trips up to the hill station of Darjeeling or the bazaar town of Kalimpong. There is no formal restaurant at Glenburn, but chefs tailor dishes to guests' preferences and might include coconut-laced South Asian curries or tea-leaf pakoras. And after an afternoon roaming the wildlife-filled grounds, do make sure you're back in time for tea - the delicate local brew and the legendary chocolate brownies are not to be missed.
Couples and romantics
Nature lovers and walkers
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Take in the invigorating views over the tea hills from the bird-filled gardens
Enjoy a green tea massage and steam treatment in the mini-spa
Observe the magic that happens in the Glenburn kitchens with a cookery class
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Learn the story of Darjeeling tea from leaf to cup on a tour of the tea estate
Embark on some of extensive range of hill walks past pristine rivers and sleepy villages
Visit the Cluny primary school, church and surrounding orange orchards
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