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Darjeeling tea plantation tour
 

Darjeeling tea is famous all over the world for its high-quality tea.  Darjeeling is located in the eastern part of the Himalayas in the state of West Bengal. 

The birth of the tea industry in Darjeeling can be traced back to 1856-57 when the British opened tea gardens at places like Alubari, Pandam and Steinthal in the hill district. 

There are approximately 87 tea estates in this region. The annual production of tea from this region is about 10 million Kg most of which is exported to other countries. Prices of these teas normally range from Rs 500 ($11) per Kg to Rs 25,000 ($550) per kg. 

The landscape in this region is extremely beautiful with lush green valleys and high mountains. The road runs through some of the picturesque tea gardens with the view of workers plucking tea leaves from the tea plants. It is a sight and an experience to be savored for the rest of the life. Here, in the spacious tea factories, you will be able to see how tea is blended and processed from green leaves till it is packaged as a finished product. 

We, at Summit to Sea, offer an exciting once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit a few of these famous tea gardens. We will make all the arrangements for your trip including all transportation, accommodation and off course tours inside the tea factories. You will also be able to buy freshly packed tea from any of these factories. We will also be happy to combine your tea plantation tour with an easy trek in the Himalayas or a wild life tour in any of the sanctuaries of Jaldapara and Gorumara in the Dooars. 

Being based in Kolkata, in West Bengal, the gateway to the North and Eastern part of the Himalayas we have an excellent service network in this region that helps us provide very good service at reasonable rates.  We hope to customize a tour of these tea plantations. Please contact us for further details.

 

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