Over the years, love takes a back seat for many couples. Planning a romantic getaway rejuvenates and brings the passion back. If you are looking for a destination to unwind, relax and renew your relationship, visit the Glenburn Tea Estate & Boutique Hotel tucked in the Darjeeling area in eastern India. Winner of the Traveler’s Choice Award for 2011, the hotel features in several international and national publications.
Glenburn Tea Estate
The Glenburn Tea Estate is located in the hills of the Darjeeling area, popular worldwide for its tea. Started by a Scottish company, Glenburn is now a family-owned business for several generations.
Overlooking the Kanchenjunga Mountains, the peaceful plantation retreat is perfect to bring couples together.
Days are sunny and warm and the temperatures hover in the lower ’40s during winters. In summer, when things get unbearable for several parts of India, the Glenburn Tea Estate boasts a moderate 60 to 70 degree Fahrenheit.
The peaceful sanctuary offers several suite and room options for discerning travelers. Each room transports you to a timeless era of beauty and romance with embroidered linens, fruit baskets and flower vases.
The rooms have a distinct feel and vibe to them. They open up to a private verandah or patio offering breathtaking view of the mountains, rolling hills, flowing rivers, wildlife and the huge tea estate. October through December is the perfect time to indulge in snow-clad views of Kanchenjunga Mountains.
The fare includes the meals featuring local, South-East Asian and European delicacies.
Things to do
Along with enjoying each other’s company, you may want to spend a day at the Glenburn lodge and campsite. Located close to the river and mountains, the lodge offers a destination to enjoy a bonfire or a candle-lit dinner. Take a tour of the tea estate and make a day trip to the gorgeous hill town of Darjeeling. Laid back and picturesque, the area will enthrall you with its ethnic and peaceful lifestyle.
From moderate to extreme, the area is dotted with several hiking trails, an ideal activity for intrepid couples. Also, you may partake in river rafting and fishing. However, if you are all in for a blissful session, the hotel also offers an array of massage and beauty treatments.
Although there are many packages offered, the romantic package is ideal for you! The package sets its intention right from the onset by offering a chauffeur-driven car ride from the Bagdogra Airport and a picnic in one of the picturesque spots. Other services included are a candlelit dinner with a bottle of champagne, tea tour and tasting sessions, guided tours, reflexology and massage sessions and a cookery class.
By plane: Flights are available from Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati to Bagdogra.
By train: Train services from Kolkata are also available.
For details and information contact:
Glenburn Tea Estate (Tourism Division)
41, Chowringhee Road
Kolkata – 71, WB
Phone (mobile): +91 98 300 70213