Taj Chia Kutir Resort & Spa, Darjeeling
Luxury Resort in Darjeeling
The Taj Chia Kutir Resort and Spa is as exotic as it sounds. Luxury at its barefoot best. After all it is a sybaritic resort located right in the middle of the perma-cultural, Makaibari Tea Estate founded in 1859 in Kurseong, Darjeeling. Yes, you read that right – 1859, the age of empires. The tea factory at Makaibari was the first in the world. In 1988, Makaibari tea estate was certified as the first fully organic tea garden. So yes, here reputation precedes itself. Darjeeling, located in the Lesser Himalayas, breathes a rarefied air at an elevation of 6700 feet (2042.2 m) within clear sight of the Kanchenjunga, the world’s third tallest mountain. This gives the region hegemony over the most prized teas in the world.
The resort is set plush amidst the tea estate, green acres rolling upon each other as far as the eyes can see, intruded upon only by the sweeping mist. The air is as crisp and fresh as the Makaibari second flush that in tea auctions fetches $1850 per kg, the most expensive Indian tea ever traded. The estate sustains local communities and regenerative practices, thereby integrating the garden and home concept which impacts less on the environment. No wonder, the birds here are happy and the earth smells wonderful.
The resort unfolds like a gripping novel on a hill bound train chugging through mist and mountains. On closer view, it incorporates elements of bamboo, timber and stones distilling the essence of Makaibari into contemporary architecture, with the laddered perch that warms up to you with every step. The lobby is a high-roofed structure that brings in golden sunlight and bathes the interiors with warmth. The prized perches are of course at the edge where snug sofas guide your views to the mist and green acres all around. Flourishes like the terracotta wall inspired by the Bishnupur temple moors you to the region.
The 72 rooms and plantation suites ooze space. They are kitted with creature comforts, discerning wooden interiors, telescopic views and in most cases balconies that bring in the vibes of a hill station estate. Ideal for open air enthusiasts to sip tea and laze. The four poster beds and snug duvets nudge you to sleep in for a moment more. The restaurants with a perch of their own serve seasonal, provincial and small farms produce, apart from a range of Asian and international cuisine that keeps the palate busy. Meeting rooms and a panoply of airy spaces with their lofty seats are fine spots for leadership retreats or for destination weddings. There's much to keep you in, including an all glass bar with an enchanting view. A Jiva spa and Indoor heated pool welcome you to a world of age-old healing and wellness.
When you do decide to step out, there’s plenty of adventure, forest treks and tea trails. And the misty magic and mystique of Makaibari.
- Check-in from 2:00 PM
- Check-out till 11:00 AM
- Early check-in and late check-out on request
- We accept American Express, Diner's Club, Master Card, Visa, JCB International
- GSTIN : 19AACCV5653M1ZQ
72 luxurious rooms including Suites
Choice between smoking and non-smoking rooms
Dining facilities include an All Day Diner, Indian speciality restaurant, a bar
Temperature controlled pool
Luxury Spa with Jacuzzi
Ladies and Gents Hair Salon
Travel and Car Rental Desk
Nearly 45 sq metres in size, our Luxury rooms with views of the valley come with the comfort and convenience of a King Bed, Tea/Coffee maker, Flat-screen HD TV, minibar, 3 fixture Bathroom, Balcony and complimentary Wi-Fi for 4 devices.
More than 80 Sq. mtrs. In size and helped along by a private deck and our Luxury Grande rooms come fully stacked. With a King Bed, Tea/Coffee maker, Flat-screen HD TV, minibar, 3 fixture Bathroom and complimentary Wi-Fi for 4 devices.
Our villa in the tea plantation raises the bar. Nearly 60 Sq. mtrs.in size it comes with the comfort and convenience of a King Bed, Valley View with Balcony, elaborate evening turn down, a 5 fixture bathroom, Tea/Coffee maker, Flat-screen HD TV, minibar, and complimentary Wi-Fi for 4 devices. Couldn’t have asked for more.
Double balconies with doubly gorgeous views, here. At more than 118 Sq. mtrs., our valley view Suite Room in the plantation comes with the comfort and convenience of a King Bed, 02 balconies, elaborate evening turn down, a 5 fixture bathroom with bathtub, separate Living Room, Tea/Coffee maker, Flat-screen HD TV, minibar, and complimentary Wi-Fi for 4 devices.
This is where the estate life becomes gazebo sized. At 123.50 Sq. mtrs, our valley view Suite with a Gazebo come with the comfort and convenience of a King Bed, 3 fixture Bathroom, Tea/Coffee maker, Flat-screen HD TV, minibar, and complimentary Wi-Fi for 4 devices.
The ultimate extended family option with space to spare. At more than 89 Sq. mtrs., our Tea Estate View Luxury Family Room comes with the comfort and convenience of 1 King & 1 Twin Bedroom with a balcony in each room, a 3 fixture Bathroom, Interconnecting set, Tea/Coffee maker, Flat-screen HD TV, minibar, and complimentary Wi-Fi for 4 devices.
Great for large families with plenty of recreational space. At more than 89.18 Sq. mtrs, our Valley View Luxury Grande Family Room comes with the comfort and convenience of 2 King Bedrooms with Private Deck in each room, 3 fixture Bathroom, Interconnecting set, Tea/Coffee maker, Flat-screen HD TV, minibar, and complimentary Wi-Fi for 4 devices.
This is genuinely prized estate. Here you lord over more than 236 Sq. mtrs.of a plush private plantation villa, that comes fully kitted with the comfort and convenience of 03 bedrooms adjacent to each other with separate Living Room in the Suite on the 1st floor, 04 balconies, 5 fixture Bathroom with bathtub, elaborate evening turn down, Tea/Coffee maker, Flat-screen HD TV, minibar, and complimentary Wi-Fi for 4 devices.
*Rates Exclusive of taxes