Teesta Valley Tea Estate
At a distance of 32 km from Darjeeling, and 51 km from Kalimpong, Teesta Valley Tea Estate is a vast tea garden in Rangli Rangliot Tehsil of Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. This is one of the popular tea estates in West Bengal and among the top places to experience Darjeeling Tourism.
Teesta Valley Tea Estate derives its name from mighty river Teesta. Established in the year 1841, it is one of the oldest tea gardens in Darjeeling and one of the gold medal winner for the production of the world's finest tea. Spread over an area of 850 hectare, the tea garden is situated in the cold sunny slopes with a widened stretching of almost 2500 to 6500 feet above from the sea level, with selected China tea bushes highly planted with infinite care. These fertile slopes are blessed by cool mists, bright sunshine and crisp winds of the Kanchenjunga, where the legendary flavor of pure Darjeeling tea was conceived.
This beautiful tea garden is capable to amuse the visitors by its magnificent scenery around. There is also a view point at Teesta from where one can get the mesmerizing views. One could easily be fascinated by the panoramic sight of the hills, mountains, forests and enchanting river Teesta in its serpentine form. On a clear day one can see some parts of Sikkim, Darjeeling, Kalimpong and the Siliguri.
You can also visit the estate factory and watch the tea processing (in winters the factories usually remain closed). Teesta Valley Tea Company Limited can be synonymously defined as the largest brand producing & exporting best quality tea leaves & tea accessories to its customers countrywide. They produced different types of tea like classic teas, organic teas, black teas, and green teas. The Teesta group is currently catering to customers from Japan, Russia, Germany, Holland, France, UK, USA, Singapore, Hawaii and other East European countries.
In order to enhance tourism some local people has come out with the idea of developing ecofriendly homestay so that the tourist could stay back to relish upon the beauty of the nature.
Timings: 6 AM to 5 PM