Darjeeling - a Favorite for Tea Tourism


Living in Darjeeling is a delightful experience but, staying in a Darjeeling tea garden resort makes the pleasure increases by bountiful times. These Darjeeling tea garden resorts are famous for their stylish furnishings, elegantly decorated rooms, and a heart mesmerizing ambiance. These resorts are mostly in the hilly terrains, and allows their tourists to spend some valuable time in the aromatic tea estates of the city.

Darjeeling is one of the most famous hill stations in India. It has been a popular retreat since the time of British rule in India. The British people, who were not used to the hot tropical climate of our country, would treat Darjeeling as their summer escape. The all year round cool climate in this region made it a favourite destination among the Lords and Governors of that time.

Darjeeling tea garden

There are many tea estates in Darjeeling dating back to the British period. The British empire was responsible for starting commercial tea production in this region. Today, Darjeeling is one of the most important tea producing regions in the world. The Darjeeling tea is a famous brew all over the world and often referred to as the 'Champagne of Teas' by tea enthusiasts and lovers. The tea gardens of Darjeeling are a huge attraction among the tourists.

Darjeeling is located in the lesser Himalayan mountain ranges. The hill station is known for its picturesque views of the snow-clad mountain peaks. It is most famous for the early morning sunrise seen from Tiger Hills as the warm rays of the sun create a canvas of bright colours over the Kanchenjunga Mountains. Some of the oldest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries are located in this region. It is also home to the largest high altitude zoo in India. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is a UNESCO world heritage site. All these attractions make it a favourite holiday destination for many people. Every year, the number of tourists who visit Darjeeling keeps increasing.

The majestic hill station in India

The tourism in Darjeeling is very important for its economy. Many of the locals are dependent on the tourist population for their daily jobs. These include tour guides, drivers, local shopkeepers, hawkers, and many others. There are also big hotels, resorts and guest houses in the region whose business depends on a steady stream of tourists. In the last few years, a new concept of tourism has come in. There are many tea estates in Darjeeling who have opened their doors for the tourist population. This has introduced the concept of 'tea tourism' in India. It can be best explained as the eastern counterpart to Europe's famous wine tourism. It involves a stay at one of the tea gardens or bungalows where guests get a chance to walk freely among the tea gardens, talk to the local tea workers, take part in tea tasting sessions, and maybe even get a chance of plucking tea leaves.

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Being most famous for its tea production, Darjeeling is one of the leading destinations for tea tourism in India. More and more tourists are willing to pay large sums of money for a chance to stay at a tea bungalow Darjeeling. Most of these tea estates were originally built during the British rule. Surrounded by lush green tea gardens on all sides, these bungalows or resorts are decorated in a colonial style to give an old-world vibe. These tea estates are built in the outskirt regions of Darjeeling. Away from the chaos of the city, these resorts are nestled into the lap of nature.

darjeeling tea garden resort

So what does tea tourism mean? You live at one of the tea estates in Darjeeling where guests can enjoy warm cups of tea, grown locally in the estate. Some resorts offer guests a complimentary tea tasting session, together with an entire procedure of how exactly tea tasting is done. A collection of unique blends are presented in the session. There are some tea estates that provide guided tours through their tea gardens giving information about the types of tea grown and its distinguishing features. Guests can get a chance to participate in the activity of picking tea leaves – two leaves and a bud. If the tea estate belongs to some well-known tea manufacturing company, it may arrange factory visits where guests can learn more about the commercial processing of tea.

darjeeling luxury resorts

These tea resorts are enclosed on all sides by tea plantations while being perched atop a hill. It offers the most splendid panoramic views. The rooms are built in such a way that guests can enjoy these magnificent sights from the comfort of their beds. Staying at a tea estate in Darjeeling is a symbol of luxury travel. You can read more here.


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