Singtom Tea Estate & Resort (Since 1852)

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3 guests, 4 bedrooms, 1 bed, 6 baths
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Built in 1862, Singtom Tea Estate & Resort is the world's oldest tea estate-resort. Located only 20 minutes away from Darjeeling, we welcome guests from all over the world to enjoy our hospitality, experience tea tourism at its roots, gaze at the Kanchenjunga, and have Darjeeling's finest, freshest teas. Singtom is the only destination in India where you can walk all day through 1,600 acres of private estate, and then return to luxury at night... all at an affordable price!

The space
Started by Joachim Stoelke, a German priest, in 1854, Singtom Tea Estate is Darjeeling’s 2nd oldest tea estate. Stoelke also planted Darjeeling’s first tea estate, called Steinthal Tea Estate, in 1852. He was fondly known as ‘Father Steinthal’ as a result. Father Steinthal discovered that the forests in the Singtom area were an abode of lions, and used to make the short hike from Darjeeling to Singtom to spot lions. When he planted the first tea bushes at Singtom, the locals named the area ‘Singtam’, which meant the house of lions in the local language. Father Steinthal’s co-ownership of both estates led to Singtom and Steinthal being considered sister tea estates. The two estates are right next to each other, with Darjeeling town in between. Father Steinthal planted the two estates in their current locations because he loved the majestic view of the Kanchenjunga mountain range (of course, the mountains were named much later, but they looked breathtaking nonetheless) from both areas!

From 1854 onwards, the estate’s ownership changed hands several times, but has now been with the Chirimar family, one of India’s oldest tea planting families, for several decades.

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed
Living room
10 couches

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
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Guest entrance wider than 32 inches

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Where you’ll be

Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

Hosted by Aditya

  1. Joined in August 2014
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  • Languages: English, हिन्दी
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House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with building staff
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed

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