Hotel Cochrane Place is situated at Pankhabari Road, Fatakdara, Kurseong. This exceptional boutique hotel surrounded by tea plantations and overlooking the twinkling lights of Siliguri is a destination in its own right. This much-extended colonial chalet is full of antique furniture and individually decorated rooms. Trainspotters will be beside themselves in Pandim (each room is named after a Himalayan peak). The owners are rightly proud of their kitchen, which re-creates tastes of the Raj and all meals are available either as set menus, part of the tariff or à la carte. The hotel is wheelchair friendly, provides airport (Bagdogra) and train station pick-up, and has a wealth of local knowledge to point you towards trails and sights in the region.