We are in the verge of developing a new tea tourism site near Darjeeling and is looking forward to some real time activities. Visit to Tea Factory to watch the production, joining the tea tasting session even going round the tea estate along with the locals and the factory with one of the process executive to brief you about the process. Evening will be spent in jungle safari or to a nearby Lake for boating.
All the Darjeeling estates are heritage gardens, more than 100 years old.They export to most of the major tea consuming countries in Europe as well as UK, Japan, USA and the Middle East. Currently they are the world’s largest producers of organic Assam and Darjeeling teas. Bed tea, cooked English or Indian breakfast, Lunch (packed lunch if on excursion), Traditional Afternoon cream tea, 4-course dinner, House wines, Beer, juices and soft drinks, Tea & coffee, Laundry, Tea garden & factory tour, Bungalow amenities are available with booking.
Common features of all the rooms are Clean and crisp bed linen, baskets of fresh fruit and vases of fresh flowers from the garden, hot water bottles to keep you warm through the night, private bathrooms with old-fashioned bath tubs (fitted with hand showers), running hot and cold water, furnished rooms with antique furniture, etc are for guest to enjoy.
tea-tourism-tea-estateActivities that guest can enjoy at a Chiabari are Tea Tour with a factory visit and tea-tasting session, Hiking tour of the estate, day excursion to the nearby villages, Riverside camping, day excursion to Darjeeling town, plant your own tea bush. A few other services that are available are staff on call round-the-clock, complimentary laundry service, selection of board games, library with a collection of books relating to local birds, wildlife and history, as well as light fiction and magazines, 4-wheel drive vehicle available at guest disposal to partake in any of the activities offered on the estate, full-time guide-cum-naturalist for all outdoor activities, E-mail facilities, mobile phones operate on the local network
Tea Tourism Academic Courses are arranged with the minimum Six (06) guests. College group of Six (06) or multiple of Six is best for the tour. Larger group can also be accomodated but with prior information. Tea Classes and attending session of Tea Tasting, watching / observing Tea Manufacturing is included in the classes that will be organised in the tour. A basic outline is given on the attachment Tea Tourism Academic Program
1. Walk through the Tea plantation
2. Enjoy the way you see tea beings plucked by the staff
3. One can visit the home of Tea planters and pluckers
4. Observe the tea processing in the factory
5. Take a guided tour to nearby places
6. Take a guided trek through the Estate
7. Visit the nearest sunrise and sunset points
8. Enjoy reading in library if it has one
9. Enjoy tennis / badminton / Golf if there are options
10. Interact with the staff and officials of Tea Estate
11. Tea Training Groups are organized (7 – 20 Days Program)
12. Low and high altitude treks with local guides
13. Indoor Games with some gardens
14. Local area Sightseeing