Singtom Resort - A beautiful Tea Tourism site. Singtom Resort is one of the finest Tea Bunglow for Tea Tourism. It is steeped in the history of Darjeeling. The resort is ideally situated inside Singtom and Steinthal Tea Estates. Singtom is Darjeeling’s third oldest tea estate, while Steinthal, planted in 1852, is Darjeeling’s oldest tea estate. Located at an altitude of nearly 4500 feet makes the location cold throughout the year. The Tea Resort opened its doors for the guest in the year 2012. An heritage property raised in 1862 as the bungalow of the director of Singtom and Steinthal Tea Estates, the resort had to undergo renovation to reach state-of-the-art standards. Spread over several acres of land, Singtom Resort is a lovely property with nice hospitality and tries its level best to pampar its guests with its culninary offer. Age-old fireplaces, the Buddha-centric decor, the wooden flooring, the smell of the world’s best teas, the breathtaking views of surrounding tea estates makes this place a paradise for tourist. Himalayan peaks / range can be viewed from Singtom Resort. It is perfect for relaxed family holiday or a spiritual experience.Four rooms are named as Victoria’s Peak, Steinthal Suite, Singtom Suite and Himalayan Suite.Spacious room with cozy atmosphere, attached bath with modern sanitary amenities and the 150-year old wooden flooring adds to the colonial ambience of the rooms. The atmosphere is mesmerising. A drink, food served near the old fire places make it warm enough to just chill out.Be at home in Singtam Resort and enjoy Darjeeling stay.
Tea Tasting at Singtom is an experience by itself. One must try it here because you will not only get the opportunity of tasting a range of finest tea of the gardens here which have been commanding heavy price in oversea market. Tea Plucking Tour is a lovely sight to see women plucking tea. Note that plucking doesn't take place in the winter from December to February, and this is when the factory also does not process tea. One can get to understand the delicate process of tea plucking from an expert garden worker. Tea leave plucking is a special art and women are found to be more efficient and consistent than men. Most garden workers are Nepali women. Only the shoots with two leaves and a bud can be plucked. There are four trekking trails that wind around the slopes of the hills and each offers walks through vast stretches of tea bushes, forested lands and sights of flora & fauna, lovely waterfalls and Kanchenjunga snow peaks.
One can reach from Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Siliguri Bus Terminus (Junction) or Siliguri and from there the resort is approximately 80 kilometres and is nearly 02 - 03 hours drive. The drive preferably will be along National Highway 55 or via Rohini / Pankhabari road to Jorebunglow. There are regular trains to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) from all over India on daily basis. Flights also are regular to Bagdogra Airport (IXB). Private Vehicle s are available for all transfer.