Windamere Hotel

Darjeeling, Darjeeling Council, India

Windamere is situated on historic Observatory Hill where Darjeeling began, and overlooks the Chowrasta, the town's exclusive promenade.The grand mountain range of Kanchendzonga forms the backdrop for the exclusive hotel. Established in the 19th century as a cozy boarding house for bachelor English and Scottish tea planters, it was converted into a hotel just before the outbreak of the Second World War.