On the outskirts of the town of Kurseong is Cochrane Place, the restored and renovated stately British colonial home of Percy John Cochrane, MBE. Sitting on the foothills of the Himalayas and surrounded by tea estates, the hotel has been restored to provide comfortable accommodation. The 31 rooms are furnished with modern amenities yet retain an old world charm. Their distinct character reflects the spirit of the British Raj with antique Burma teak beds, wooden paneling, handcrafted furniture, faux fireplaces and sweeping views of the tea valley and mountains. There are three room categories; Standard, Deluxe and Family Suites. Guests can relish nostalgic recipes from the British Raj & savour authentic Anglo Indian cuisine at the award winning cafe and restaurant - Chai Country. Tea tours allow guests to explore the different tea estates in the area. Spectacular views of Mt Kanchenjunga can be seen from the guest rooms. Time staying at Cochrane Place can be spent on numerous walking trails and hikes through the local countryside. Birding enthusiasts would enjoy this environment that attracts a large variety of bird species. For an authentic cultural experience, a trip to Darjeeling can be quite insightful – the town is an hour’s drive from the hotel.