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    Mayfair is the best among the top resorts in Darjeeling

    Resorts in Darjeeling are straight out of your most romantic dreams. Sights and experiences offered during your stay here are simply sinful, be it the wafting aroma of fresh tea leaves; view of sky-kissing Kanchenjunga oozing might and peace at the same time; and spoiling luxury and services that indulge your senses. There is no way you’d want to let your holiday in Darjeeling come to an end.

    Check out these surreal havens that are nothing short of heavenly retreats. They blend beauty, warmth, and indulgence in a blissful wrapping I call ‘a resort stay in Darjeeling’.

    TOP LUXURY RESORTS IN DARJEELING

    1. Mayfair Darjeeling – This is what dreams are made of

    Mayfair is the best among the top resorts in Darjeeling

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    Mayfair is the undisputed winner among best resorts in Darjeeling. It is a comfortable hideout that flaunts awe-inspiring views of the snow-clad peaks. It also offers a myriad of activities & amenities and is perfect for a complete family vacation.

    The resort features movie library, rejuvenating spa, game room, kids playroom, 3 dining areas, meeting room, banquet hall and more.

    What’s special: The amazing in-house spa that offers massages and spa.

    Recommended room: Whichever you pick – room, family room or suite, you’ll be floored with the tasteful decor and breathtaking sceneries around.

    Tariff: INR 12,000 – 20,000 per night

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    2. Pine Tree Spa Resort – Holidaying the class-apart way

    Comforting and warm room of Pine Tree Resort with minimalistic yet modern interiors

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    With class-apart appearance, the Pine Tree Resort offer numerous amenities for a lovely trip to Darjeeling. Enliven your soul in the spa, splash around in the neatly-maintained blue swimming pool, and embrace the age old legacy of asanas in the Yoga center. The kids’ room has everything to keep the apple of your eyes chirping. The food will leave you licking your fingers.

    What’s special: The lounge and bar serves world-class wines for the wine-lovers.

    Recommended rooms: Suite Room for its unmatched luxury.

    Tariff: INR 10,500 – 14,500 per night

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    3. The Elgin – The regal hideout

     The Elgin is a luxury resort in Darjeeling meant for a refreshing getaway

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    Right from the interiors to services, Elgin deserves to be in the priority spot among best resorts in Darjeeling. The resort is an erstwhile summer residence of Maharaja of Cooch Behar and boasts of a rich history of 125 years.

    During your stay, the garden and terrace will be your ultimate sitting areas from where you can behold a mesmerizing view, and listen to the sound of nature. Try delicious snacks as you unwind amid the lush garden cafe, the Gazebo or pamper yourself in the soothing spa.

    What’s special: The hotel arranges adventure activities such as paragliding, hot air ballooning and walking trails.

    Recommended room: Opt for the deluxe suite for nonpareil comfort.

    Tariff: INR 9,500 – 10,650 per night

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    4. Cedar Inn – Where nature meets luxury

    Classy Cedar Inn with a pleasing view of the hills

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    While the terrace lets you witness a lovely view of the Kanchenjunga Range, the Bar of Paradise uplifts your spirit. The cozy rooms of Cedar Inn greet you with many facilities and classy interiors.

    Experience comfort, luxury and sheer bliss in Cedar Inn, your top pick among the luxury resorts in Darjeeling. Along with happy memories, take home local handicrafts and postcards bought from the gift shop.

    What’s special: The Terrace Cafe is acclaimed for its authentic Darjeeling tea, and scenic views.

    Recommended rooms: Try getting rooms on the top floor for lovely view and easy access of Terrace Cafe.

    Tariff: INR 9,300 – 18,500 per night

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    STANDARD RESORTS IN DARJEELING

    5. Goomtee Resort – One of the best tea estate resorts in Darjeeling

    Dusk time as seen at Goomtee Resort one of the best tea estate resorts in Darjeeling

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    Goomtee Resort is settled amid a tranquil locale – Mahanadi, just a few steps away from the famous tea gardens of Darjeeling. The stay is an experience itself and becomes memorable with warm hospitality.

    A walk in the tea gardens, witnessing a colorful sunset, and a tour of the tea factory are some of the most relaxing things to do in this quaint Darjeeling resort.

    What’s special: Picnic-lunch, tea factory visit, Tiger Hill morning trip and hiking are some of the activities arranged by Goomtee Resort.

    Recommended rooms: Choose from rooms in the backside as they’re closer to greenery.

    Tariff: INR 7,500 – 9,000 per night

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    6. R.J Resort – Where comfort, hospitality, and nature collide

    Facade of RJ Resort

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    Located in the popular Mall Road of Darjeeling, RJ Resort offers spacious and comfy rooms with a touch of royalty. Make the most of this amazing accommodation by waking up early and enjoying the sunset from the terrace. RJ Resort makes its way to the list of top standard resorts in Darjeeling for its charming interiors and excellent hospitality.

    What’s special: Beer Terrace is a great place to get your spirits high.

    Recommended rooms: Go for Royal Room for a luxurious stay

    Tariff: INR 6,900 – 7,800 per night

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    7. Singtom Tea Estate and Resort – The best experiences of Darjeeling at one place

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    A part of Darjeeling’s oldest tea estate (Singtom Tea Estate), this is a property built way back in 1862. Carpeting 1600 acres of land, Singtom Resort entices the eyes with its decor and lures the senses with the aroma of the world’s best tea leaves.

    Perfect for honeymooners, the resort arranges for candlelit dinners and special dining amidst the lush tea gardens of Darjeeling. Do we need more reasons to consider this among best tea estate resorts in Darjeeling!

    What’s special: Tea tasting tour, tea plucking tour, Darjeeling sightseeing, tea factory tour, 360 point picnic, trekking tour.

    Recommended rooms: Suite with Mountain View features 160-year old fireplaces.

    Tariff: INR 6,700 – 7,500 per night

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    8. Little Tibet – A kiss of Tibetan heritage

    Stay in Little Tibet to have a wonderful trip to Darjeeling

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    The Little Tibet is an authentic Tibetan resort, a former house of a Tibetan family. It is centrally located and welcomes guests warmly. There is a subtle display of Tibetan art, culture, and hospitality that you can experience if you stay here for a few days. Food is awesome – the restaurant here serves Indian, Chinese, Continental as well as the local cuisine.

    What’s special: Rooftop Sun Deck cum Coffee Parlour is the best place to be.

    Recommended room: Opt for rooms on the top floor for a better view of the vicinity.

    Tariff: INR 6,200 – 12,750 per night

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    9. Darjeeling Gymkhana Resort – Your home away from home

     Wooden interiors of rooms in Gymkhana Resort

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    This little cozy retreat is a heritage resort that has a vintage touch and exhibits aesthetic use of wood. All the corners are well-kept and if you’re visiting during the winters, what better way to make the most of it than snuggling up alongside a fireplace!

    Also, Darjeeling Gymkhana Resort greets its guests with warm hospitality making them feel at home. The staff is exceptionally gracious and cooperative.

    What’s special: The resort has a multi-cuisine restaurant for the foodies. Sports’ junkies can indulge in many sports activities like table tennis, lawn tennis, squash, billiards, and badminton.

    Recommended rooms: Double Deluxe, for its cozy aura.

    Tariff: INR 5,000 – 10,000 per night

    Website | Review

    Suggested Read: 16 Offbeat Things To Do In Darjeeling: Experiences That You Won’t Find In Any Travel Guide

    10. Rhododendron Dell Exotic Resort – An unexplored paradise

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    Your own little piece of heaven where you’ll find your peace of mind! Nestled in a rather tranquil spot, a little away from Darjeeling city, Rhododendron Dell Exotic Resort is a newly-built property with traditional architecture.

    What’s special: The quietude here is as relaxing as it gets.

    Recommended rooms: Go for Deluxe Rooms or Cottage, you’ll find comfort at ease.

    Tariff: INR 5,000 – 6,700 per night

    Website | Review

    BUDGET RESORTS IN DARJEELING

    11. Khush Alaya – For a flawless Darjeeling vacation

    Main entrance of Khush Alaya one of the best resorts in Darjeeling

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    Khush Alaya is located just a kilometer away from Ghoom Monastery and allows the guest to have a happening vacation amid sheer tranquility. The rooms speak class and the food is tempting. Cuisines range from Indian and Tibetan to Chinese and European.

    The clubhouse is well-equipped with snooker table, table tennis, badminton and more. No matter who you are traveling with, this is the best resort in Darjeeling for honeymoon, family outing, and getaway with friends .

    What’s special: The General Lloyd Restaurant

    Recommended rooms: Try opting for corner rooms for a closer view of the lush greenery.

    Tariff: INR 4,599 – 7,099 per night

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    12. Dekeling Resort at Hawk’s Nest – Ultimate unwinding in the hills

    Guests relaxing and enjoying the Kanchenjunga Range view

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    15 km away from The Mall, Dekeling – in spite of its bustling location – provides a peaceful stay, coupled with ample of open spaces. The resort is a complete Wi-Fi zone, so that while connecting with nature, you can connect with the world too. The lawns of the resort are adorned with exotic Himalayan flora. Sitting here, you can gaze at soul-stirring sunrise and sunset views. The massive book collection keeps just about any bibliophile hanging around. Tea lover? This place is your heaven! Darjeeling’s tea, a pleasant sitting area and the Kanchenjunga Mountain Range singing the song for you.

    What’s special: Dekevas Restaurant exhibits exquisite Tibetan interiors and mouth-watering food.

    Recommended rooms: From Super Deluxe to Executive Suites, go for anyone you’ll find it worth the price you’ll pay.

    Tariff: INR 3,800 – 5,000 per night

    Website | Review

    13. Central Heritage Resort and Spa – The woodcraft and beauty

    Heritage Club Room of Central Heritage Resort and Spa

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    The Central Heritage Resort and Spa has its history dating back to 1905, pleasing the guests with its British interiors. Catch up with friends over a BBQ meal, or spend quality time with your family at the children’s park, from where you can behold spectacular views of the valley.

    1910 Bar Lounge will keep your spirits uplifted with a variety of liquor choices and Orchid, resort’s restaurant, will serve you a specialty of the chef each day. Out of many resorts in Darjeeling, this deserves to be on your priority list.

    What’s special: In the evening, enjoy the serene ambiance as a pianist plays soothing tunes.

    Recommended rooms: Heritage Suite, as it has separate living area and a cozy fireplace.

    Tariff: INR 2,900 – 5,300 per night

    Website | Review

    14. Central Nirvana Resort – Experience the indulgence

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    Central Nirvana Resort is aptly named as being here is an experience similar to attaining Nirvana. Being a 100-year-old property, there seems to be an alluring balance between the past and contemporary. Most rooms offer a wonderful sight of cloud-kissed, snow-capped Kanchenjunga range as guests sip coffee in their beds.

    Orchid, resort’s all-day multi-cuisine restaurant, offers an array of liquor options. You may request a bonfire or cultural programme session to make your night amid the beautiful valley even more sparkling.

    What’s special: Gorge on some Momos and Thukpa at the in-house restaurant and taste the local flavors like never before.

    Recommended rooms: Executive Club Room comes with a terrace with valley view.

    Tariff: INR 2,600 – 3,000 per night

    Website | Review

    15. Central Gleneagles Heritage Resort – Colonial heritage coupled with nature’s pristinity

    Cloud kissed mountains as enjoyed from the Central Gleneagles Heritage Resort

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    A 70-year-old with a closer view of the valley, Central Gleneagles Heritage Resort flaunts colonial charm with its antique furnishing and wooden flooring. The cozy fireplace is reminiscent of olden days, but the modernity is quite well pacing up in this resort.

    Central Gleneagles Heritage Resort is at a short distance from the Mall Road but still feels the world apart. The Children Park has everything to please the kids, while adults enjoy the scenic surroundings.

    What’s special: The walk from Chowrasta to the hotel is a lovely experience, thanks to pollution-free pristine environs. The restaurant accepts off-menu requests.

    Recommended rooms: Club rooms, the cozy fireplace will keep you warm in Winters (otherwise, it is an added attraction to behold).

    Tariff: INR 2,400 – 5,300 per night

    Website | Review

    Pick from this list of best resorts in Darjeeling and get set for that much-awaited trip!

    Further Read: Toy Trains & Fragrant Teas: My Trip to Kurseong & Darjeeling


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