Happy Valley Tea Estate

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Overview

At a distance of two .5 km from Darjeeling railway station, Happy Valley Tea Estate is a vast garden located in Darjeeling town of West Bengal . This is known to be the second oldest tea estate in Darjeeling after Steinthal Tea Estate and also one amongst the favored places to experience Darjeeling Tourism.

Spread over a neighborhood of 177 hectares, Happy Valley garden was established by Mr. David Wilson within the year 1854, which was then referred to as Wilson Tea Estate. In 1903, the estate was taken by an Indian, Tarapada Banerjee, an aristocrat from Hooghly. Later Banerjee bought the Windsor Tea Estate nearby in 1929 and merged the 2 estates under the name of Happy Valley Tea Estate. Since 2008, the tea estate has been under the ownership of Sanjay Bansal. Today, over 1500 people worked within the tea estate.

Located within the vicinity of Darjeeling town, it's one among the main tourist attractions in Darjeeling. It also features a museum and features a factory. Situated at an altitude of two ,100 m, Happy Valley is considered as one of highest tea factories within the world. Being a tourist spot, the Tea Estate offers an opportunity to witness the intricate process of tea production. Walking through a garden on the gentle hill slopes of Darjeeling and seeing the tea processing is usually a special experience. There are guides who will offer to take the visitors inside and show the whole production process of tea. they're usually the workers of the factory acting as guides during their off time and charge small fees.

Happy Valley is popular to supply a number of the best quality of tea in India, which matches by the name 'Super Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe'. This gets further categorized into green tea, White tea and black tea. The plantations here are as old as 150 years. There are seasons for various sorts of tea. Green and tiny little bit of White Tea are plucked during March to May. June to August is that the season for black tea. September to November is again the season for Green and White Tea. During the other months (December to February), teas aren't plucked and therefore the machines don't operate.

Timings: 8 AM to 4 PM, closed on Sunday & Monday

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 04:00 pm
  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 04:00 pm
  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 04:00 pm
  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 04:00 pm
  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 04:00 pm
  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 04:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • By Car : From the airport, one can hire taxi to travel to the Tea Estate.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • Free for all :

Visit Happy Valley Tea Estate and discover the process of making varieties of organic tea. Observe how tea leaves are plucked, withered, rolled, fermented, dried, sorted, graded and then packed for selling. And end this tour by enjoying with an aromatic serving of a freshly brewed cup of tea!

Address

Happy Valley Tea Estate, Near, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

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Yash Bhavsar
Yash Bhavsar
06/23/2020 16:12
Rating 4/5. What a great view we get when we saw this place. This Happy Valley Tea Estate shows how to grow tea and all process regarding tea plantation. You will get a very scenic view from this place and also, it feels so fresh and energetic when you find everywhere a green lush of jungle around the hill. It is a best place to visit in Darjeeling.
Abhishek 16
Abhishek 16
11/06/2019 15:40
The Happy Valley Tea Estate caresses the misty hills of Darjeeling, overlooking the fertile Himalayan foothills. Established in 1854, its history is closely entwined with the origins and cultivation of Darjeeling tea. This garden, located in the town of Darjeeling, is home to spectacularly lush fields, endowed with a natural, breath taking charm. At Happy Valley respect for nature is expressed through the organic and bio-dynamic method of farming. Happy Valley invites you to immerse yourself in the culture, history and tradition of the region by witnessing the process by which fresh tea leaves are withered, rolled, fermented, dried, sorted and graded to produce a variety of teas; the traditional black tea, green tea and the exquisite speciality teas. A guided tour of the Happy Valley tea factory offers visitors a glimpse of the fascinating process of manufacturing tea. The tea tasting session, curated for first-timers, is conducted at the end of the tour, where one can discover the legendary flavour of Happy Valley organic Darjeeling teas. Happy Valley teas are available in retail packs at the factory boutique for sale.
Flying Gulliver
Flying Gulliver
01/13/2020 00:54
Happy valley tea company is situated here with their factories....you can watch how tea is being processed from tea leaves. Beautiful scenery place with background. Tea plantation with step farming or terrace farming is seen here.
amazon diary
amazon diary
03/31/2020 17:37
Very nice. You must go there :) beautiful view, but the weather is changing all the time. We didnt buy there any tea, so i dont know the prices. But usually we buy Darjeeling tea for 100g - 150-190 rs.
Gaurav Gurung
Gaurav Gurung
08/10/2020 19:48
A place which is a must visit to experience the serenity accompanied by the chaotic tea gardens embraced by the beautiful and magnificent hills.

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Summer months (April to June) are highly suitable for hikes through the plantations and nature trails. One can also head to the hill station in the cold winter months(October-February).
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