Windamere Hotel, Darjeeling, West Bengal

Discover the Windamere Hotel

Situated on Observatory Hill, the Windamere Hotel overlooks Darjeeling’s main promenade. Surrounded by pine trees and white picket fences, The Windamere started as a cosy Victorian boarding house for English tea planters in 1889 and was transformed into a hotel in 1939. Every part of this hotel reminds you of a golden era, when Brits, dressed in the finest suits and top hats, floral dresses and silken gloves wandered the streets of Darjeeling.

The Windamere Hotel has strived to preserve the austerity of the British culture it has been built under. Synonymous with colonial heritage, luxury and class, this property is a much-favoured choice of discerning travellers, be it for leisure or business. The food here is legendary, with both Continental and Indian menus. The Continental cuisine still has remnants of the old Raj with such dishes as “Roly Poly Pudding”, “authentically prepared porridge for breakfast” and “cheese and onion pie”.

For those looking to reminisce about the past or anyone looking to get away from it all in the Himalayan foothills, The Windamere is the ideal place.

Things to do at the Windamere Hotel:

  • Visit a nearby tea estate and try a cup of locally grown Darjeeling tea, dubbed the “Champagne of teas.”
  • Ride the Darjeeling Himalayan “Toy Train”, a UNESCO World Heritage-designated narrow-gauge steam train steadily climbs over 6,500 feet in 30 minutes.
  • Witness the sunrise over the world’s highest peaks, Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga from Tiger Hills

Hotel facilities at the Windamere Hotel:

  • Free WiFi
  • On-site restaurant

Room facilities at the Windamere Hotel:

Rooms include:

  • Cable TV
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden view
  • Private bathroom
  • Seating area with sofa

Staying at the Windamere Hotel

At Authentic India Tours, our ATOL and ABTA protected tailor-made holidays are designed to meet your exact requirements. If you would like to stay at the Windamere Hotel or extend your stay as part of your tour please let us know.