WelcomHeritage Windamere, an enchanting colonial hotel was initially established as a boarding house for single English and Scottish Tea Planters around the year 1800. All the houses on the ‘Observatory Hill’ were formerly British Raj Boarding Houses and are made exactly the same as they were long time back. It was then converted into a hotel just before the outbreak of the Second World War. During the first National Awards Ceremony for outstanding hotels held in September 1994,the Prime Minister presented WelcomHeritage Windamere with an Award for Excellence as a Heritage Hotel of India.
Rated at #3 by the Asia Pacific National Geographic Passport Magazine as being one of their “Top 10 Colonial Hotels in the Asia Pacific” and receiving a high listing in ‘The Sunday Times London’ in their article ‘The World’s Best Colonial Hotels’ is the charming Colonial Hotel in the Himalayas “WelcomHeritage Windamere” in Darjeeling.
This exquisite hotel dates way back to the 18th Century and the times of the British Raj Tea Planters. Experience the ambience as it was then, decades ago with the roaring coal fires, hot water bottles in the bed and huge closets and also epitomizing unparalleled warm service from the staff. Nestled beautifully in wonderfully blooming gardens with delectable Indian and Continental cuisine served, it’s a true rejuvenation retreat.
Visit the famous Mount Kanchenjunga at Dawn and the Himalyan Zoo while gazing at its tigers and other rare creatures or experience the relaxing therapeutic massage at the “Well being centre” at the WelcomHeritage Windamere, Darjeeling.