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Taj opens a new hotel in Darjeeling

Taj Hotels and Resorts, a Indian Hotels Company’s (IHCL) brand, has opened a new hotel in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.

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Taj has opened its new hotel ‘Taj Chia Kutir Resort & Spa’ in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. The interior of the hotel is inspired by the meandering tea terraces and aesthetically blend with nature.

The hotel is located in the Makaibari Area which is a world-renowned Tea-Estate home to the world’s first Tea factory. It is a 1 hour 30 minutes drive from central Darjeeling. The property is spread across 22 acres.


The hotel consists of 72 rooms and suites ranging from ‘Luxury Room Tea Estate View Room’ to the biggest ‘3 bedroom Private Plantation Villa King Bed’.


The hotel features 2 dining venues and a Tea Lounge. Head to The Chia Veranda, an all day diner serving international cuisine. Guests can also enjoy Bengali and Punjabi cuisine at Sonargoan or head to the Makaibari Tea Lounge to indulge in an elaborate tea tasting session.

Other facilities

Taj Chia Kutir Resort and Spa houses the signature Jiva Spa for those looking to rejuvenate and relax. It also offer ideal spaces for events and social gatherings. In addition to all this, the hotel houses an indoor heated swimming pool.

“IHCL with its pioneering spirit has put many destinations like Rajasthan, Goa and Kerala on the tourism map. We are delighted to step into another new destination in the East – Darjeeling. Taj Chia Kutir & Resort is a welcome addition to our existing hotels in the magnificent Himalayas.”, said Puneet Chhatwal, CEO and Managing Director, The Indian Hotels Company.

“Taj Chia Kutir, the luxurious haven in the Himalayas, offers many immersive destination experiences. Guests can enjoy plucking and tasting tea at the Makaibari Tea Estate or nature trails with naturalists in the hills. We look forward to bringing Taj’s legendary hospitality to the Queen of Hills.”, said Jitendra Lote, General Manager, Taj Chia Kutir Resort and Spa, Darjeeling.

All photos by Taj Hotels and Resorts.

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