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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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  • 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 »
  • It was nice to know about the process and journey from the tea plantation to the teapot and the table and the variety and costing criteria based on the leaves and the process involved.  more »
  • The tour is very basic. The guide could explain the difference between Darjeeling and Assam teas, which was interesting, but she clearly was not a tea expert in general, so you might feel frustrated i...  more »
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  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very beautiful place with beautiful people and dogs.. wow.. a walk amidst tea plantation makes you so fresh...
  • 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 .