|The WelcomHeritage Windamere, is situated on the Observatory Hill and overlooks the town’s main promenade. Described as “one of the three Jewels of the Raj” by a celebrated travel writer, was recipient of a national excellence award as a heritage hotel for good reason. Initially established as a boarding house for single English and Scottish tea planters, it was converted into a hotel just before the outbreak of the Second World War.
It is situated on the Observatory Hill and overlooks Darjeeling’s main promenade. Observatory Hill, a Darjeeling landmark, is believed to be the focus and repository of life-enhancing cosmic energies. From this hill, Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal and Sikkim can be glimpsed on a clear day against a
backdrop of twenty of the highest peaks in the world,
The WelcomHeritage Windamere hotel is split into two wings: The WelcomeHeritage Windamere and Little WelcomHeritage Windamere.
The former, based in the main house called Villa, is furnished in traditional colonial style with flowery chintz curtains and a strict embargo on the intrusion of the modern television or telephone. This wing, whose suites have names as quaint as their décor, includes a honeymoon cottage, the House of the Eighth Happiness and Little Peppers.
The Little WelcomHeritage Windamere has bowed to modern exigencies and while it retains all the traditional qualities of hospitality, its décor is more modern and the rooms have televisions and telephones.
No of rooms
37 rooms and suites
|Guest Room Details|
|The 37 rooms and suites of the hotel are split between the WelcomHeritage Windamere and Little WelcomHeritage Windamere wings which differ in character and décor – while the former retains all the aura and ambience of its traditional colonial past and even refuses the invasion of the television or telephone, the latter is more modern both in décor and in amenities. Both wings however retain the charm that characterises this 19th century old world establishment.|
Contact for Further Information & Detail
WelcomHeritage Windamere, Observatory Hill,
|Telephone||:||(91) (0354) 2254041, 2254042, 2254044|
|Fax||:||(91) (0354) 2254043, 2254211|
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