At the confluence of a private forest and sprawling plantation, with views of the mighty Kanchenjunga, Glenburn is a glorious idyll in prime tea country. Charming colonial-style bungalows fitted with antique four-poster beds and fireplaces hark back to the era of tea planters. Here, days begin with the finest cups of Darjeeling tea, and go on to include walks by the rivers that run through the estate, birdwatching trails, tea tours and tasting sessions. Life on an estate can be as active or relaxed as you want it to be, and there’s nowhere quite like Glenburn to experience it all.
Learn about the journey of tea, from leaf to cup, at Glenburn’s guided factory tour. At the end, a tasting session introduces you to delicate green, black, and oolong brews.
Set amidst the wilderness at Glenburn, the lodge is a rustic, comfortable spot to camp out with forest and river views. Take a dip in the water, enjoy a candlelit meal, and wake to birdsong and the sounds of nature.
A walk through tea fields and forest brings you to Shikari Dura village, where afternoons are abuzz as workers return home. Stop by to taste local pickles, catch a game, and see the farm animals run about.
The crystal clear waters of the River Rangeet are abundant with rainbow trout and golden mahseer, so cast a line and you may catch a winner
March - June