Cochrane Place, Kurseong
Cochrane Place, Kurseong
A Heritage Resort with a blend of Tea, Train and Tranquility
Located on the outskirts of the town of Kurseong (near Darjeeling) is Cochrane Place, the restored and recreated residence of Percy John Cochrane, MBE (1866 – 1944), Honorable Magistrate and Barrister of Kurseong Town.
It was known as “the Hermitage” because of its splendid vista and tranquility. The original structure was dismantled in 2004 and remodeled into Cochrane Place Resort.
Cochrane Place is a heritage resort with an unique blend of tea, trains and tranquility. Restored in stone, log and cast iron splendor, Cocharne Place is a botique hotel for guests looking for warm and friendly ambiance.
Perched high up on the ridge, Cochrane Place offers breathtaking views of the mighty Kanchenjunga and also of the rolling tea gardens.
Combining old world charm and modern amenities, Cochrane Place rooms are cozy and comfortable. Each of the 31 rooms of Cochrane Place have their distinctive character and reflect the spirit of the British Raj. Each of the rooms are complete with Burma Teak four poster beds, wood paneling and flooring, hand crafted furniture and false fire places. (See: Tariff)
Deluxe Rooms (single: 1, double: 9, total: 10) of Cocharne Place are located in the original wing of the hotel and are named after the peaks of the Eastern Himalayas. Each of the deluxe rooms are provided with an attached bathroom, a small sitting area and a balcony overlooking the valley and the tea gardens.
Family Suites (total:3) are ideal for a family of 4/5. The suites feature a master bed room with two single beds, cozy sitting area, attached bathroom and a large balcony offering views of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
Standard Rooms (single:3, double: 15, total:18) are located in the Annex wing of Cochrane Place and are more compact, making them cozy and warm. They are simply furnished and affordably priced. The standard rooms are named after the sectors of Indian railway and Indian spices.
Cocharne Place is designed with antique furniture, paintings, lithographs and object of art, evoking warm memories of bygone era.
Cochrane Place also has a number of lobbies and lounges. The ground floor lobby houses a small library next to a mock fire place, while the first floor lobby has an antique piano. The first floor also houses Douglas Lounge, studded with comfortable sofas and glass top tables.
Guests at the Cochrane Place can rejuvenate at the hotel spa and salon, which offers stick massage and green tea facial. The sports enthusiast can try a game of snooker or table tennis at the games room.
The Chai Country is Cocharne Place’s exclusive tea salon and restaurant, offering panoramic views and also has an open air section.
Chai Country serving an interesting mix of tea from Darjeeling, Assam and Dooars. Tea enthusiasts can try special hot and cold teas, blended with seasonal fruits & flowers along with exotic ayurvedic herbs and honey.
Most food at the Chai Country is inspired by the colonial times and the recipes date back to the days of the British Raj. Rainbow Rice, along with Mrs. Framjee’s Chicken Curry, are Cochrane Place’s signature dishes. The menu of Chai Country is not only restricted to the British or Anglo – Indian taste, but also contains an interesting mix of Indian, Chinese and Tibetian cuisine.
People interested in short excursions can take a Tea Walk, covering the tea plantation and the tea processing factory at Makaibari. The town of Kurseong offers an interesting mix of nature and heritage. Last but not the least, is a ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR).
This trip was part of a FAM (Familiarization) Tour of Cochrane Place, Kurseong
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