Started by a Scottish tea company in 1859 ACE, Glenburn has now passed into the hands of one of India’s pioneering tea planting families – The Prakashes, who have over the years come to be known as the “Chaiwala family” – which literally means “tea planters”. The estate has spectacular views of Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain. Facilities include a restaurant with a choice of continental and Indian cuisine. The garden adjacent to the rooms grow herbs and vegetables and most of the ingredients for the restaurant. The Glenburn estate also has a camp by the river with basic arrangements and they are very happy to put people up for a night for those who wish to enjoy the tranquil night interrupted only by the roaring River Rungeet. Guests are accommodated in one of two bungalows, each comprising four suites plus common areas, gardens, verandas, and terraces accessible to all. ‘Burra Bungalow’ is located on top of a spur inside the Glenburn Tea Estate. The bungalow faces the entire Kanchenjunga set of mountains and on a clear day the whole range is visible from the bungalow. The bungalow has four tastefully renovated rooms or suites each with its own decor. All four rooms have embroidered bed linen, baskets of fresh fruit, vase of flowers, hot water bottles, old fashioned bath tubs, and complimentary Darjeeling green tea toiletries. A soft muslin trail of butterflies dresses the canopied bed in The Simbong Butterfly Room, overlooking the Simbong Tea Division of Glenburn. Facing the eastern hills of Sikkim, one can wake up to a spectacular sunrise, and step right out into a private sit-out and garden.