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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  • October 3, 2017
    We went right after the agitation that happened in Darjeeling, the Happy Valley is back to work and provides amazing and very informative tours along with tea tasting and possibility to buy the differ...  more »
  • September 1, 2017
    This place has amazing varieties of Darjeeling tea, which is quite different from the regular CTC tea and the kerela tea. They give you a tour of how they process tea leaves there and is quite fascina...  more »
  • August 23, 2017
    The happy valley tea estate is one of the best tea tour visit in Darjeeling . The tour with a guide is so clear and people will know all the process in tea making . They actually explain all the proce...  more »
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  • April 14, 2017
    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.
  • May 25, 2017
    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...
  • May 23, 2017
    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.
  • June 4, 2017
    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 .
  • June 6, 2017
    Very beautiful place with beautiful people and dogs.. wow.. a walk amidst tea plantation makes you so fresh...

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