Anna Maria Stanhope, the Duchess of Bedford, is credited for the creation of the now world-renowned afternoon tea. In the 1800's evening meals were progressively served later and this left the Duchess suffering from a "sinking feeling" each afternoon at about four o'clock. Initially, the Duchess asked her servants to sneak a pot of tea and a few breadstuffs to replenish herself.
Miles of un-spoilt countryside, tea gardens and wild flowers in spring create the setting for Elgin. Let the region work its magic on you, as you explore little known paths and follow tracks into the forest. We have mapped out trails that suit everyone, so you could go on a challenging walk, stroll along woodland lanes or take a route that offers a glimpse of colonial history.
A trip for true rafting enthusiasts. A half hour drive from the Elgin Silver Oaks Kalimpong through picturesque surroundings down to the Teesta Valley brings one to the tiny town of Melli on the banks of the Teesta river. After a detailed safety briefing and equipment familiarization, the rafts set off on the thrilling rapids of the river. The rapids are intermittent providing stunning vistas while riding the fast-flowing waters of the Teesta river. A well-deserved break en-route for a picnic on a secluded riverbank beach before getting back on to the white water, where the trip ends hotel vehicles await you for the scenic 45 minutes drive back to Elgin Silver Oaks.
Not available from 15th July to 15th September (Monsoon Season).
Please contact the Elgin Silver Oaks Kalimpong Reception to book your Rafting experience.