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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  • Well experienced staff explained the manufacture of the tea. The difference between China and India Tea Plants, CTC CUT TORN AND CLEAN (CTC) was explained patiently. Though the approach road is not go...  more »
  • It was very nice to learn tea processing. They export 95% and sell balance at this place, Very expensive but good tea to buy  more »
  • We visited the Happy Valley Tea estate after our visit to the zoo. A good place where one was explained the entire process of tea making. One can also be sure that one gets original Darjeeling tea whe...  more »
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  • You can visit here at any time but there a small visiting fee is applicable if you want to see and understand that processing of tea. Entry to the tea garden is free and you can enjoy the wide spread area of tea garden. I think it is too costly if you want to purchase from there. Overall loved the experience of tea garden and enjoyed alot...
  • There is a guided tour of the estate. The tea making process is explained with a demo of equipment and a walk in the garden followed by a tea tasting session. Lots of souvenirs that you can pick up for your loved ones...
  • Wonder ful place. Tea garden is some thing which we always wish to see. Saw tee plantation first time. Here you can even see processing of tea thaught it is chargeable. You can buy variety of tea too if you want. Never thaught tea can have so many variety. In nut shell a place worth to see and spend some time.
  • Simply wastage of money you came darjelling & don't take or taste fresh tea😅😅. Good viewpoint in front of kanchanjunga
  • 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!
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