This 150-year-old plantation bungalow and tea estate is surrounded by 1,000 acres of private forest. Located an hour and half drive from Darjeeling, the estate hugs the River Rungeet and is overlooked by Mount Kangchenjunga.
Each of the handful of rooms is individually decorated with a private entrance and terrace or garden. Communal meals use produce freshly harvested from the kitchen gardens.
Ideal for guided birdwatching, fishing, river swimming, rafting or trekking, with tea estate tours or to Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Ghoom easily arranged.
Leisure: tea estate tours, birdwatching, trekking, rafting, fishing, massage, spa, cookery classes
Rooms: 8 rooms in two bungalows
Take your best shot at spotting wildlife with an itinerary that includes not one but three different parks, all located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This allows you to explore some surprisingly diverse scenery, see myriad bird and animal species, and hugely increase your chances of spotting one of these elusive big cats.