Started by a Scottish tea company in 1859, Glenburn has now passed into the hands of one of India’s pioneering tea planting families – The Prakash’s, who have over the years come to be known as the “Chaiwallah family”– which literally means “tea planters”.
The story of the Chaiwallah family began over a hundred years ago, and is closely entwined with that of tea plantations in India. Today, the third and fourth generation Prakash family, carry almost a century of tea knowledge in their inheritance, and invite you to visit Glenburn.
Guests are accommodated in one of two bungalows, each comprising four suites and common areas, gardens, Verandahs and terraces accessible to all our guests.
The Burra Bungalow -home to generations of planters, remains the focal point of Glenburn hospitality, with its sweeping Main Verandah, cozy Living Room (with fireplace and library) and grand Dining Room where our candle-lit sit-down dinners are held. The four bedrooms have been charmingly decorated, each following a different theme, and are comfortable and spacious, yet cosy. The bathrooms have antique free-standing bathtubs, each with a view, walk-in rain showers and old-fashioned washstands with Venetian mirrors.
The Water Lily Bungalow – with four more suites and a stunning location on the edge of the Glenburn spur comprises a Living Room, smaller Dining Room, two verandahs and garden areas laid out on two levels, and connected to The Burra Bungalow by a stone staircase. The bathrooms have antique free-standing bathtubs, each with a view, walk-in rain showers and old-fashioned washstands with Venetian mirrors.
All meals, snacks and refreshments are included in the tariff, and menus are planned according to the select preferences of each guest. The menus comprise a range of cuisine – from interesting local fare and traditional Indian dishes, to exotic South-East Asian delicacies, and a variety of European dishes making full use of the fresh Italian herbs, and salad leaves we grow in our well-stocked kitchen garden. We try to source as much fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices as we can from our own garden, so feel free to plan your own menu based on what’s in season! Family recipes including Tea-Leaf Pakoras, Chocolate Brownies, Tibetan Momos and Burmese Khow Suey – all served to you with a discrete but attentive Glenburn touch