|Windamere Hotel Darjeeling
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Windamere Hotel Darjeeling
Windamere is situated on historic Observatory Hill, where Darjeeling
begins, and overlooks the Chowrasta, the town's exclusive promenade. From
Observatory Hill, one can glimpse Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal and Sikkim, against a
stupendous backdrop of twenty of the highest mountain peaks in the world.
It is "One of the three Jewels of the Raj", said a celebrated
travel writer of The Windamere Hotel. Established in the 19th century as a
cozy boarding house for bachelor English and Scottish tea planters, it was
converted into a hotel just before the outbreak of the Second World War.
Well known to sophisticated travelers the world over, the Windamere is
famous for its unique ambiance and charm, and has been the subject of many
leading stories in the international media.
cluster of buildings in hut shape, painted in hues of green has many
creepers clinging to the walls for support.
Windamere is the original "Heritage
House of the Himalayas". It is situated on Observatory Hill, a
Darjeeling landmark, believed to be the focus and repository of
life-enhancing cosmic energies. During the first National Awards Ceremony
for outstanding hotels in India, the Prime Minister presented Windamere
Hotel with a coveted award for its excellence as a Heritage Hotel of India.