The Elgin, Darjeeling is a distinguished heritage resort and spa that has been enchanting guests since 1887. Once the summer residence of the Maharaja of Cooch Behar, it offers a captivating escape in the heart of Darjeeling town, 6,000 feet up in the eastern Himalayas. From stepping onto the oak floorboards to a view of candle-lit tables and the sounds of the grand piano, guests are transported to another, more refined, world.
This elegant, historic hotel offers tastefully appointed rooms, taking guests on a journey from the luxurious life of the Maharaja in days of old to relaxed, smiling evenings at the bar as the sun goes down on another day well spent. Cosy touches like roaring fireplaces and hot water bags waiting in beds pair with the delightful Victorian décor to create a blissfully soothing ambience. Travellers staying at the Elgin can explore the valleys, pine forests and monasteries at will or take in the stunning scenery from the comfort of their rooms, while the spa offers rejuvenating treatments inspired by ancient traditions.
Discreet service to the sound of classical music is very much the order of the day at the Elgin. The hotel restaurant serves excellent local, Indian or Continental cuisine with bread, cakes and pastries freshly made in-house for breakfast, and the elegant Orchid Dining Room offers a range of regional and global dishes. For lighter snacks and drinks, guests can escape to the outdoor gazebo or the lounge. The pièce de résistance is the special Darjeeling high tea.
The Elgin Heritage Resort & Spa, Darjeeling is featured in the following itineraries:
The Brahmaputra River & Darjeeling