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Happy Valley Tea Estate, Darjeeling

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Considered one of highest tea factories in the world, Happy Valley Tea Estate offers a chance to witness the intricate process of tea production. In 1845 Englishman David Wilson established the estate, which spreads over 177 hectares (437 acres) at a height of 2,100 m (6,800 ft). After a narrow, steep downhill trail, you'll spot the factory with its slightly tilted tin roof, surrounded by tea gardens all over the slopes. Hire a guide to fully grasp the estate's history and economic purpose, and afterwards visit the well-provisioned tea shop to purchase gifts and souvenirs. Plan to see Happy Valley Tea Estate and other attractions that appeal to you using our Darjeeling trip itinerary maker.
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  • I have went with my friends in Darjeeling and we have a visit at this place to have the masaledar chai. The place was very beautiful and relishing. The tea was very tasty having one refreshes your moo...  more »
  • A beautiful hamlet close to the concrete jungle of Darjeeling. They have tea testing facility. Tea processing can also be observed with free guide provided by organization.  more »
  • For those with no exposure to tea-gardens and have never visited a factory before - its alright. They arrange a tasting at the end which is good, if you take tea's seriously. But for those who have be...  more »
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  • GOOD: A good tour within their factory. Though the processing was closed when we visited. Ideal time is to go there between 8:00 am to 9:30 am morning in the season (perhaps march to may) when they cut and process. NOT SO GOOD: Approach road negotiated steep slope. space for only one car. couple of times 2 cars from opposite site waste a lot of time. They do not include any walk of their tea gardens.
  • Pay rupees 100 and they will take you on a tour. Avoid going if you are with small kids as it may seem boring to them. The guide is knowledgeable and kind. You will get 6 teas to taste...
  • Nice place to know about the tea making process. About 30 min walk from chowrasta in case you dont get a taxi. Best time to visit is early morning before 9 am to witness all tea process. The guided tour closes at 4.30 pm. Tea tasting is included as part of tour.
  • Awesome experience . Visited there with kids. Excellent place for to know the process of tea making . The boutique there was the additional attraction . Totally overwhelmed by the hospitality and gesture of the Estate Manager Mr Narendra pratap singh. Would like to visit again .
  • Very beautiful place with beautiful people and dogs.. wow.. a walk amidst tea plantation makes you so fresh...

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