Indian Hotels Company’s (IHCL) brand, Taj has opened its new hotel Taj Chia Kutir Resort & Spa in Darjeeling, West Bengal.

Located in the world-renowned Makaibari Tea Estate, home to the world’s first tea factory, this Taj hotel is spread across 22 acres and features 72 rooms offering sweeping vistas of the hills.

The interiors are inspired by the meandering tea terraces and aesthetically blend with nature.

Head to The Chia Veranda, the all-day diner serving international cuisine. Guests can also enjoy delectable Punjabi and Bengali cuisine at Sonargoan or indulge in an elaborate tea tasting session at Makaibari Tea Lounge.

Taj Chia Kutir Resort & Spa, Darjeeling offers ideal MICE spaces for events and social gatherings. For guests looking to relax and rejuvenate, the resort houses the signature Jiva Spa.

Puneet Chhatwal, managing director and chief executive officer, The Indian Hotels Company, said:

“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.”

Jitendra Lote, general manager, Taj Chia Kutir Resort & Spa, Darjeeling said:

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.”

With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have six hotels in West Bengal, including three under development.