The Windamere is a beautiful heritage hotel, and one of Darjeeling's best-loved landmarks - offering views of the famous tea plantations and Kanchenjunga, one of the world's highest mountain peaks. Originally opened as a boarding house for British workers, it is also known as one of the places where Vivien Leigh spent some years of her early childhood. The hotel has been carefully restored with many flourishes reflecting its history, and offers many facilities including a popular restaurant serving Indian and international cuisine. There is also a spa offering many different treatments. The well-appointed rooms feature typical amenities found in hotels of this standard.