The only truly authentic colonial property of the British Raj era in the district of Darjeeling. Accommodation for you to experience how it all was “back then”.
Windamere is the original “Colonial House of the Himalayas”. of the British Raj era in the district of Darjeeling. Accommodation for you to experience how it all was “back then”.
It is situated on Observatory Hill, a Darjeeling landmark. Going right back to the days when the whole region was in Sikkim. A lama called ‘Dorje Rinzing’ found this hill to be sacred and laid his shrine here. It is said to still be extremely enervating – so our guests tell us as they relax here!
From Observatory Hill, one can glimpse Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal and Sikkim, against a stupendous backdrop of twenty of the highest mountain peaks in the world.
This colonial hotel hosts 41 rooms and suites spread across the main Ada Villa, Snuggery and several standalone cottages. The main villa contains several Royal Suites named after some of the hotels high-profile visitors. All rooms are spacious and comfortable, decorated in a traditional colonial style with period furnishings and rugs.
The hotel also features the Itati spa offering a number of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments, a Victorian-style dining room, a bar, gift shop and several sitting rooms.
Dining at Windamere :Enjoy extraordinary food at the Oldest Colonial Hotel in the Himalayas with both Continental and Indian cuisine. The Continental cuisine still has remnants of the old Raj with such dishes as “Roly Poly Pudding”, “authentically prepared porridge for breakfast” and “cheese & onion pie”. You can wash this down with our lovely wines and finish up with a cup of steaming Darjeeling Tea or freshly ground coffee. During dinner, the dining room is transformed into a candlelit affair, with soft music from the 1930’s through 1950’s floating around in the ether. White-gloved waiters seem to glide in and around the tables and soft conversations are flowing.