The personal touch of owner Husna Tara Prakash is very much evident in this splendid tea bungalow that is over one and a half centuries old. Set amidst the tea growing region of the hill station of Darjeeling, it overlooks the Rangeet River in the Eastern Himalayas. Steeped in traditional tea-planter hospitality and comfort, the bungalow’s ambience is a delightful amalgam of Indian and colonial nuances. The ground-level rooms are equipped with comfortable sleeping areas and private sit outs, overlooking the veranda or the lovely garden at the Burra Bungalow. Another option is the Glenburn Lodge, just a short hop away by the River Rungeet, with lovely river views. Fragrant cups of tea set the pace for a leisurely day in the hill town with its stunning peek-a-boo views of Mt Khachendzonga and nature walks. For enthusiasts there’s fishing, trekking and river rafting on the Teesta River.