Cochrane Place, Kurseong

 
Category: 3 Star 
 
The moment you walk into the hotel, you realize that it's different and has a strong character of its own. Every corner of this hotel reflects of the bygone era of the British colonial days and offers the old world charm. 
 
With high ceilings, wood panels, Burma teak made &áhand crafted furnishing, wooden high doors and windows, large red carpets in the lounge and in rooms, it all feels as if you have gone back by a century to the British Raj days. To top it all, many rooms and the cafe offer excellent views of the surrounding mountains and tea gardens. 
 
 
 
There are 31 rooms in the hotel of different category like standard, deluxe and suite. They also have a dorm for back packers. Take a room upstairs at the rear side facing the mountains. You will get magnificent views of Kanchenjunga snow peaks. 
 
Cochrane Place, Kurseong 
Cochrane Place Kurseong 
 
Rooms have Burma teak furnishing, the western style toilets too are well furnished with complimentary toiletries and 24-hour hot &ácold shower. Some rooms at the ground floor have private tiny patios (like gardens) where you can sit and enjoy the nature while sipping tea. While several rooms have private balconies upstairs, some have shared balconies and others without balconies. 
 
Lounge, Cochrane Place 
 
 
Other than the lounge area, they also have outdoor seating with nice views. All rooms have a booklet which tells you everything about the hotel and where you will get what. 
 
Bedroom, Cochrane Place 
 
 
The cafe Chai Country is an excellent place to take tea. It has sweeping views of the tea gardens and the mountains. You get different types of tea here with various blends and flavors. You can have tea with blends of flowers (like rhododendrons) and fresh fruits. 
 
 
Of course you get excellent Darjeeling tea as well and also coffee. You can also try out the cafe mocha (full bodied coffee) or the Irish cream &ácaramel tea. 
 
In Snacks go for the Tandoor items (earthen oven made), or some of the local favorites like the steamed momo, aloo tama (potato with bamboo shoots) etc. 
 
Bedroom, Cochrane Place 
 
 
There is also a souvenir shop here at Chai Country. It sells nice models of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway toy trains. 
 
The in-house restaurant offers nice homemade food. In breakfast you get items like eggs to order with bread, baked beans on toast, or paratha with sabji, puri bhaji etc. The portions are quite good. During lunch or dinner, you get nice choices from menu which is influenced by the British Raj time like the Shepard pie, puddings, baked muffins etc. They also serve Indian, European and other oriental dishes. Try out the roasted chicken with spinach and apple. The restaurant too has great views. 
 
Bathroom, Cochrane Place 
 
 
Cochrane place organizes musical evenings, dance and other cultural programs. They also run a Spa that offers Yoga &áPranayam lessons, Himalayan massages of different types, Jacuzzi and sauna etc. They also organize local tours and treks. There is also a games room where you can play carrom, table tennis etc. 
 

How to reach

 
Cochrane Place is about 1 hour 45 minutes drive from Bagdogra airport or NJP railway station. From Darjeeling, it's about 1 hour 15 minutes drive. Once you reach Kurseong town, take the Pankhabari road and it's about 2kms from there. 
 
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Contact info

 
132, Pankhabari Road, Kurseong, West Bengal, India 
Phone: á+91 99320 35660; +91 (354) 2330703 
 

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