“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

Darjeeling- the word itself is too nostalgic, and it takes us down to the memory lane when as youngsters, we enjoyed holidaying in the paradise of eastern India. Darjeeling is one of the most popular tourist spots of West Bengal and each and every time, it has something special to offer to its admirers.

An unembellished canvas of spectacular landscapes, sprawling green tea estates, bubbling waterfalls, marvelous monasteries and magnificent tea bungalows make your stay worthwhile here. So, if you are planning to visit Darjeeling, why not follow some offbeat itineraries that can make your trip an experience? Specially while staying at one of the best luxury resorts in Darjeeling.

Here, we have listed a few of the experiences that you can keep in your wish-list while venturing the north-eastern terrains-

A stay in the aristocratic suites of Chamong tea retreat-

Darjeeling is known for its world famous varieties of flavorful tea, and you can see acres of emerald green tea estates while exploring through this north-eastern part of India. During the colonial era, Darjeeling was identified by the British people as one of the best & potential places for tree plantation. Since then, Darjeeling is the only place in the world to produce the best flavorful tea. Tea lovers from across the world visit Darjeeling to savor the aromatic liquor and explore the tea estates. Staying in luxurious suites of the tea bungalows overlooking the tea-estate is an experience that one can never afford to miss while staying in Darjeeling. Chamong Chiabari-a lavish tea retreat located in the bounds of Himalayas, is one of the best places to stay in Darjeeling.

Although the popular tourist destination attracts people all round the year and thus, has a plenty of dwelling options. There are budget hotels as well as luxurious resorts for staying. However, tea bungalows of Darjeeling are the most unique staying options and one must not miss an opportunity to stay in one of the aristocratic suites overlooking the sprawling tea gardens.

One of the finest tea bungalows of Darjeeling is located in Sukhiya Pokhari, a few minutes’ drive away from the town. ‘Chamong Chiabari’ is more than just a luxurious resort; it is an experience that one must live once in his or her lifetime. Located in the fringes of Himalayas, Chamong Chiabari is a place where you always wanted to be. Nestled in the laps of Mother Nature, the tea resort is a paradise for any explorer who wishes to get the best out of his or her Darjeeling trip.

When in Chamong, live the ‘Chamong’ way-

The suites are capacious, and loaded with a host of amenities to provide you a comfortable stay. Get up with the fresh aroma of Chamong tea and sunrise view from Kanchenjunga. Get your choice of food served fresh & hot. Post-breakfast, take some time strolling around the Rongbong River and spot some rare species of birds, including the colorful ‘Chamu’ bird, from where the name ‘Chamong’ is derived. You can also visit the tea factory, located near the property, and watch the tea making process there. A tea-tasting session is conducted there where you can take pleasure in finest second flush tea is served.

If you love biking, you can explore some of the nearby places while enjoying your favorite sport. Go for daytrips around and discover the raw & unedited beauty while hiking. Enjoy some lip-smacking local delicacies while you are at Chamong and local cultural programs in the evening. There are reasons that is it known to be one of the best Darjeeling tea garden resorts.

Enjoy socializing around the campfire with delicious snacks and spend nights gazing the stars. These are the priceless experiences you won’t find anywhere except in Chamong.

Trek to Sandakphu: a comfortable trekking experience

You have never imagined that a trek to the rugged terrains could be so delightful & comfortable. Staying in Chamong Chiabari gives you a comfortable stay and a relaxed trekking experience. Trek to Sandakphu & Phalut from Chamong, and you will be provided Land Rover & a guide so that to make your journey as much hassle-free as possible.

While at Sandakphu, don’t miss visiting the famous Singlila National Park that is famous for some rare species of animals like Red Pandas & Snow Leopards. There are several other destinations to be explored when you are staying in one the suites of Chamong Tea Retreat and enjoy every moment you spend there.

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