The beautiful tea estate of Glenburn, reached by following the River Teesta towards Sikkim, occupies a magical setting high on a hillside with distant views of the mighty Kanchenjunga mountain range. Surrounded by lush tea plantations and picturesque villages, Glenburn is an hour’s drive from Darjeeling and two from the hill town of Kalimpong. With a history dating back to 1859, the tea estate was originally established by Scottish planters and today is the location of the elegant Glenburn Tea Estate which offers comfortable accommodation and the opportunity to experience authentic plantation life. Spend time at the estate’s tea factory, explore the tea fields, relax at the bungalow or birdwatch. Day hikes, fishing trips and cookery classes can also be arranged.

Suggested Journeys for Glenburn

We are pleased to offer the following selection of suggested itineraries based on our personal experiences. By combining these itineraries with your thoughts and ideas we can tailor any journey to make it special, unique and designed around you.

Nepal and Sikkim

15 days starting from £3350 per person

Bordering Nepal to the east, the small Indian state of Sikkim has much in common with its near neighbour. With a common heritage and similar Buddhist cultural traditions, this journey follows the eastern ranges of the Himalayas to uncover the region's most compelling sights. Starting in...

Return to Darjeeling and Sikkim

18 days starting from £3440 per person

A relaxed and scenic journey, this itinerary represents an excellent introduction to the eastern Himalayan region. Starting in Kolkata, the cultural heart of India, continue on to the old Raj hill station of Darjeeling before travelling further north to explore some of the many monasteries of...

The Defence of Kohima and Imphal

16 days starting from £3970 per person

For many the North East of India is synonymous with World War II and the battles of Kohima and Imphal which turned the tide of war in Asia. Combining both locations this itinerary begin in Kolkata, former capital of the Raj, before flying to Kohima where visits will be made to the Kohima War...

Himalayan Kingdoms

16 days starting from £4820 per person

The Himalayan landscape becomes more exotic the further east you travel and this unusual tour provides the opportunity to explore this rich diversity. Journey through jungle-covered foothills up into rhododendron forest and within sight of some of the world's highest peaks. Himalayan cultures...