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About this Property
Set up 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. Famous among the sophisticated travelers and the
people world over, the Windamere Hotel is famous for its unique ambience
Windamere is one of the original "Heritage Houses of the Himalayas".
Situated on the Observatory Hill, the Windamere hotel in Darjeeling is
believed to be the focus and repository of life-enhancing cosmic
energies. It is 90 kms. from Bagdogra Airport; 1/2 km. from Railway
Station, 90 kms from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) Railway Station; and 1/2 km.
from Bus Stand.
The dining options at the Windamere hotel include a restaurant and a bar
providing an ideal combination of palatable food and wine assortments.
The gourmets can enjoy their stay at the hotel in every way.
Conference Centre is an attractive location for meeting of up to 40
people. The Centre offers board room and conference facilities, in
elegant surroundings. The Business Centre is well equipped with modem
projection equipment, and computers for E-mail and Internet access.
Windamere hotel has its own company of artistes, who perform "The Songs
& Dances of the Hills", in an outdoor setting; and "Gazals", in the
intimate setting of the hotel's Bearpark Parlour. "Christmas Week at
Windamere" from December 18th to January 1st" every year, is celebrated
at the hotel, as a tradition since 1939.
The hotel has
two wings: The Windamere and Little Windamere with 37 rooms in all. The
Windamere wing appeals to guests fond of tradition and life style
followed in the old Darjeeling city. There are no TVs and telephones in
the main house called Ada Villa; and only telephones, by request, in the
Annexe. The Little Windamere wing provides all the comforts of modern
life in addition to their tradition. The residential houses in this
wing, Annandale House, and Observatory House, are provided with TVs and
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reservation for Hotel Windamere Darjeeling.
About Travel in Darjeeling
Darjeeling - This is
Northern part of West Bengal. Darjeeling is tiny Himalayan Region with
an area of 663 sq. km. Before Nepal was opened to the outside world,
all expeditions to Everest used to start from here. Darjeeling the name
derives from "Dorje Ling', meaning the place of the Dorje' the Mystic.
It was the name given to what was one's the Buddhist Monastery atop
Observatory Hill, around which the town has been built. Around
Darjeeling are Ghoom Monastery, the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute,
Zoological Park, Natural History Museum and Lloyd Botanical Gardens.
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