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. A visit to Happy Valley Tea Estate represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Darjeeling visit planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Cable car ride offers 30 min return ride excluding time spend on your own downhill. Offer great view. Price is very reasonable  more »
  • Very interesting tour. No tea picking until March but still saw how the tea was processed and had an opportunity to taste a variety of teas.  more »
  • We spent 1-2 hours touring the factory and grounds and trying the tea. To summarise: I won't ever be buying any tea from Harrod's. Happy Valley supplies them but their factory is dirty and plants cove...  more »
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  • All you need to know about tree: Take a tour with your guide or knowledgeable person & experience the delight. You can purchase from the several shops outside the roads. This is kind of 4PM place where you can enjoy your sunset with you tea & course magnificent green valleys. Do take pictures for memories!
  • 100 rupees will get you a tour around the factory and all the information you will need to know about the process of each type of tea. I went during winter season which meant there was no tea actually being produced, but it was still a great experience. Included in the tour is a 5-cup tea tasting.
  • Lovely tour of the tea estate for 100 rupees. It wasnt harvesting season so the factory wasn't in operation. It was very informative and ended with a tasting of 5 different teas
  • Must visit factory area with guides. They will enlighten u better about tea.
  • Nice place with good view of Darjeeling. Just ask for tea to drink their only, would not suggest to buy tea leaves from their.

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