Darjeeling + Eastern India

Hotels in Darjeeling + Eastern India

Darjeeling hotels often try to capitalize on the hill station heritage of the town adopting British affectations even if they aren't located in one of the cottages or hotels that date from the Raj. One of the hotels in Darjeeling that does have a history to match its name and décor is the Windamere Hotel, which began as a boarding house for bachelor planters. It was converted into a hotel just before World War II. One of the best hotels in Darjeeling, the Elgin also dates from the end of the nineteenth century. It was built in 1887 around a garden with stunning views to serve as the summer residence of the Maharajah of Cooch Behar. The hotel which is just a short walk from Darjeeling's main street has been lovingly restored which, oddly, gives it perhaps a more modern, and less musty, feel than the Windamere. Each of the 25 rooms has a fireplace which you'll appreciate—nights can be chilly in Darjeeling every season of the year.

Business-district hotel on landscaped grounds.

Boutique hotel that’s an easy walk to the Indian Museum and the Park Street Cemetery.

The Grand has been a source of civic pride and a landmark of social arrival for more than a century.