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The Elgin Hotel, Darjeeling

The Elgin Hotel, Darjeeling - Authentic India Tours

Located at 6,000 feet in the Himalayas in the heart of the Darjeeling town is the glorious Elgin Hotel. Once the summer residence of the Maharaja of Cooch Behar, this 125-year-old luxury Heritage Hotel celebrates the elegance and grace of the Colonial Era.

This luxury spa hotel has been restored to its original grandeur and has a cosy and snug interior adorned with etchings, lithographs, period teak furniture and oak panelling. The accommodation has something for every guest, including a well-stocked library, spa, games room and children’s activity centre, along with many opportunities for nature walks.

There is a multitude of cuisines on offer in the wood-panelled dining room including Asian, Continental, European Indian and Italian, and a delicious light menu including snacks and drinks in the outdoor gazebo. Relax in the bar to the soft melodies of the grand piano before heading to your room to unwind.

The Elgin Darjeeling is the perfect base to explore Darjeeling. The hotel is within walking distance of the famous Darjeeling mall (High street), cafes, restaurants, bars and the Raj Bhavan (Governors House). Or venture further afield to experience the spectacular mountain scenery, pine forests and ancient monasteries of this famous destination.

Things to do:

  • Sample a cup of locally grown Darjeeling tea, known as the ‘Champagne of teas’ or visit a local tea estate to see how it is produced.
  • A trip on the Darjeeling Himalayan ‘Toy Train’ is an absolute must! This narrow-gauge steam train ascends slowly over 6,500 feet in 30 minutes and holds UNESCO World Heritage status.
  • The views around Darjeeling are simply phenomenal. Head to Tiger Hills to see the sunrise over Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga, the world’s 1st and 3rd highest peaks.

Hotel facilities at The Elgin Hotel, Darjeeling

  • Afternoon tea lounge
  • Babysitting
  • Bar
  • Business centre services with meetings and conference facilities
  • Children’s activity centre
  • Games room
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Multi-cuisine dining room
  • Spa
  • Wireless internet access in the hotel lounge

Room facilities at The Elgin Hotel, Darjeeling

The luxury rooms at The Elgin Hotel combine comfortable amenities with charming Victorian décor. Rooms include:

At Authentic India Tours, our India holidays are tailor-made to meet your exact requirements. You can stay at Elgin Hotel, Darjeeling for a couple of nights as part of a tour, add some nights as an extension to your trip or make it the centrepiece of your Indian holiday.