A heavenly little plantation that lies high on the banks of the river Rungeet in the Himalayas, the Glenburn tea estate is a self contained paradise of natural beauty. It was first started by a Scottish tea company in the second half of 18th century.
At present, the property is run by a family of tea planters-the Prakashes. To be precise the third and fourth generation of the family, carry the century long heritage of tea plantation. Influenced by the vineyards of Europe, the renowned tea estate in Darjeeling offers tourists a chance to understand how a tea leaf is processed.
Talking about the designing, the Glenburn tea estate has still restored its original grandeur. Over the time, the estate has been subjected to numerous additions which include its prime structures-the Water Lily and Burra bungalow.
Besides comfort in the splendid suites, the place is a hub for leisure trails as well. As the estate is surrounded by bountiful of nature reserves, one can embark on a hiking trip to the hilly terrains of Darjeeling and Kalimpong. All these comforts and adventure activities have made Glenburn tea estate a perfect place to wind up in the scenic Darjeeling.