This Is The Only Tea Estate In Sikkim Flanked By Misty Hills And A Dainty Cafe

by Sushmita Mahanta
This Is The Only Tea Estate In Sikkim Flanked By Misty Hills And A Dainty Cafe

Imagine spending mornings amidst dewy and lush green tea plantations! Well if you’re craving a vacation away from city hassles, Sikkim is where you should be. And what better place than Temi Tea Estate, one of the best tea estates in the World? Here, waking up to bird chirps and misty hills is going to be your morning routine.

About Temi Tea Estate In Sikkim

Temi Tea Estate, situated in Ravangla, was established in the year 1969 by the Government of Sikkim. Temi spreads over 177 hectares and produces premium-quality tea leaves. The tea produced here is even known internationally and has quite a demand.
A visit to the Tea Estate will offer you mesmerizing views of the mist-laden Khangchendzonga. An interesting fact about Temi is that its the only tea garden in Sikkim that produces about 1 Lakh kg of tea every year. And the cherry on top is that they do it using the organic method as per the guidelines of the Institute of Marketecology (IMO) of Switzerland.

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What’s The Best Time To Visit?

The best time to visit Temi Tea Estate is between March-May. During this time the weather is favourable in Sikkim and rich blooms of orchids and rhododendrons surround the place.

How To Reach Temi Tea Estate?

Getting to the Estate doesn’t involve a lot of hassle. It is quite accessible by bus and cabs/taxis from all the major towns of Sikkim like Namchi, Pelling, or Gangtok. The nearest town is Namchi and you can also opt for shared taxis here.

What To Do In The Tea Estate?

Temi Tea Estate has a lot to offer to tourists. Many quaint hamlets are there to welcome you once you reach Temi, like  Narsing Village, Borong Village, and Kewzing Village. If you are an adventurous soul, trek to Tendong Hill and Maenam Hill. A safari to Maen Noam Wildlife Sanctuary and Tendong State Biodiversity Park is a must for all adventure buffs.

Other places of interest include the Ralong, Borong Hot Springs, Rimbi Waterfalls, Sewaro Rock Garden, Khecheopalri Lake, Rabdentse Ruins, and Khangchendzonga Waterfalls. There are also a few Buddhist monasteries tourists can explore like Sang Da Choeling Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery, Ralang Monastery, Bon Monastery, and Tashiding Monastery.

Travel Tip – Do not miss out on the small confectionery store near the tea garden. The warm muffins and momos go best with the weather in Sikkim.

Now that you know about this beautiful Tea Estate in Sikkim, when do you plan to visit it? Do let us know in the comment section below!


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