The Windamere dates back to 1841. Originally known as 'Ada Villa', it was built as a boarding house for British tea planters, and then later handed over into Sikkimese hands just before the second world war. At this point it was turned into a hotel, re-named 'Windamere', and has been hosting distinguished guests ever since. With such heritage the property is understandably a little tired in places, but this is more than made up for by the atmosphere, the many stories, and the fine tradition of service which has been passed down through generations. The property is surrounded by well-tended gardens and, in order to keep the historic spirit alive, there are no phones or televisions. Located on top of Darjeeling's Observatory Hill, the property is famous for its panoramic views of the Kangchenjunga range.

  • Style: Heritage Property
  • Location: Darjeeling
  • No. of Rooms: 41
  • Key Features: Restaurant, Bar, Wellness Centre, Daisy’s Music Room, The DHR Club, Lowell Thomas Reading Room, Windamere Boutique By Z’ri, Botanical Garden

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Understandably famous for its panoramic views and colonial charm.

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