Surrounded by the lower Himalayas, Darjeeling is a picturesque little hill station located in the Indian state of West Bengal. The town charms its tourists with its perfectly contoured tea gardens, toy trains, and majestic views of the mighty Kangchenjunga. The hill retreat is also home to some of India’s prestigious public schools functioning since the colonial era.
Darjeeling is a tourist hotspot, especially for the people living in Calcutta and nearby cities. You can enjoy a pleasant hike to Tiger Hill with your buddies and admire the vistas of the magnificent Kangchenjunga, or savour some freshly baked confectionaries at Glenary’s restaurant and bakery.
So, if you are visiting this hill station for a summer respite from the hot and humid Indian plains or taking your children out for weekend outings, we give you a list of cosy and comfortable cottages to choose from.
Cottages have an old-world charm to them. They boast wooden architecture with tiled roofs, endemic to hill stations in the country. Cottages in Darjeeling are located in lush green environs and command scenic views of the valley. Some of the holiday homes are situated in close proximity to tea estates and gardens, where you can enjoy freshly brewed tea right from the plantations. These holiday homes are equipped with modern amenities, such as refrigerators and microwaves. Most of these cottage rentals feature in-house restaurants, where you can savour local delicacies that range from Tibetan preparations to freshly baked goodies. Cottage accommodations are an ideal stay option if you’re travelling in a group or with your family. You get to spend time with your near and dear ones while on a holiday and stay under the same roof! Lodgings here can be rented for an approximate price beginning at INR 900 and going up to INR 76,000 for a four-bedroom accommodation. Cottage rentals are reasonably priced accommodations and provide a wholesome experience of the hill station with their cosy interiors and fireplaces by which you can relish a hot cuppa!
Cottages in Darjeeling can be found in the following areas:
Unlike its name, Teesta Bazaar is a small town located in the district. The town gets its name from River Teesta that flows through it. There are a number of cottages in Teesta Bazaar for you to choose from.
You can also find properties along Lava Road and in localities such as Takdah, Jalapahar, Paren, and Tungsung Basti.
Yet another hill station located in West Bengal, Kalimpong is at a distance of about 50 kilometres from Darjeeling and is also dotted with a number of cottages. You can make a quick one day trip to this hilly town and check it off your bucket list while in this beautiful hill resort!