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Glenburn Tea Estate is situated at Darjeeling District in the North Bengal. It has 1,600 acre beautiful tea plantation estate. In Glenburn Tea Estate, there is two well equipped bungalow set on a hill one is old and another one is new bungalow and old one is 150 year old building but it still amazing. Each bungalow has four rooms and all rooms are spacious, neat and clean, open space, wonderful mattress, separate rooms for single bed and open into garden. Out of two, one name is ‘Burra Bungalow’ and another name is ‘Water Lilly Bungalow’. The bungalow is located in the middle of the tea plantation on a hillock just above the Rungeet River. Glenburn is the magnificent country bungalow, Himalayan excellent view, one can enjoy fishing, river rafting, camping, hike through the forest, visit the Glenburn campsite near river, there is a beautiful Glenburn Lodge and Campsite. There are two rooms with attached bathroom and toilet and accommodated for two families. The lodge is beautiful rooms, the rooms are well decorated, the noise and traffic is far way from the lodge, and from that you can enjoy stunning view of the Kanchenjunga Hill Range.
It may here to be mentioned that, the hospitality and service of the lodge is well good, the staffs are kind and personalized service is appreciable.
Experience:-Glenburn is magnificent lodge, on a tea plantation which about an hour and half from Darjeeling, the local scenery is excellent and walk down the river camp is outstanding experience, you can see mountains rolling tea field, happy local people, one can not forget to visit the local primary school. You can visit the opening ceremony of local school, it will give you good idea of life in the region, you feel impressive in the local school children, and you can enjoy seeing famous Kanchenjunga sunrise from bungalow. One can to visit Kalimpong and Gangtok. It will take two hour to drive to Kalimpong and takes about 4 hours to Gangtok. One can enjoy river rafting, beauty treatment, massage treatment, and fishing at river which has been arrange by the hotel manager, and in the fishing, the guide is provided by the hotel authority.
Cuisine:-The food is good in the bungalow. The dinner is served between 7 pm to 9 pm. Sometimes in verandahs and sometimes in the lawn with natural bonfire. Everyone is sat together at the same dinning table. Lunch is also wonderful. Wine and Liquor is available as per demand of the guests. Bed tea and afternoon tea is available in the Bungalows.
How to reach in Glenburn Tea Estate:-
By Air:- There are daily flight service from Kolkata to Bagdogra, takes 45 minutes, from Guahati to Bagdogra takes 30 minutes, from New Delhi to Bagdogra which takes 2 hours. It will take three hours drive from Air port to Glenburn Tea Estate.
By Rail:- There are daily overnight train from Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri by Darjeeling Mail and Kanchenjunga and Uttar Bangla Express is available on alternate day. From New Jalpaiguri Station to Glenburn takes drive three hours.
By Bus:-Bus journey is not advisable for long distances. By air and rail journey is comfortable for going to Glenburn.
It is here to be mentioned that, if you are advance booking at Glenburn, they will pick up either from Airport or Rail station by air conditioned luxury car. Dropping facilities are also available from Glenburn Tourist Lodge. One can enjoy beautiful hills scenery while going to Glenburn Tea Estate. Most of the journey follows the near Testa River, and you cross one bridge and climb up towards the Darjeeling and then drive down the Glenburn Tea valley.
Cloths: – Woolen cloths is required in the winter, while in the summer and monsoon season, light sweater are advisable. If possible take one raincoat during rainy seasons; the monsoon month is July and August. Scenic views of the mountains are clear from October to March in every year. Weather is always suitable for the visiting tourists.