Zig-Zag Your Way To 1854 Estd. Happy Valley Tea Estate In Darjeeling; Here’s What To Do Around

Happy Valley Tea Estate is Darjeeling’s second oldest tea estate and a must-visit destination in this beautiful district.

by Shreya Ghosh
Zig-Zag Your Way To 1854 Estd. Happy Valley Tea Estate In Darjeeling; Here’s What To Do Around

Darjeeling is home to unexplainable natural beauty. This charming hilly destination opens its wide arms to welcome everyone all around the year and gift them with serene views and extraordinary experiences. Whenever you are exploring Darjeeling, do not end your trip without visiting the Happy Valley Tea Estate.

Explore The Almost 170-Year-Old Estate!

Happy Valley Tea Estate
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Is your holiday to Darjeeling even complete if you do not visit the famous tea plantations and explore the sprawling areas filled with lush green tea gardens overlooking the most spectacular views? Visiting Happy Valley Tea Estate is an incredible experience for not just witnessing breathtaking views but also travelling to an establishment that was established long back in 1854. You might be surprised to hear that this tea estate is the second oldest in Darjeeling. Isn’t it an epic place to add to your itinerary?

Nestled over a huge area of 177 hectares, there are some amazing experiences to enjoy here. Starting from walking in between the massive tea gardens to enjoying the serene views and weather, you can also get to see the never-seen-before process of manufacturing tea. There is a dedicated tour of the place that takes you on an informational journey about the estate. From checking the flavours to even taking a few sips, this tour is a must for tourists, especially tea lovers.

 

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The estate is located as high as 2,100 metres above sea level. Along with great chai, get ready to be mesmerised by the panoramic surroundings as well. The estate is also home to a boutique from where you can purchase your favourite flavours of tea.

Also read: Just 29 Km From Tiger Hill, Thapa Homestay In Kurseong Is Surrounded By Darjeeling’s Lush Green Tea Garden

Remember that the estate remains closed during the winter season as tea plucking does not happen from November to February.

How To Reach This Beautiful Happy Valley Tea Estate?

Happy Valley Tea Estate
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Air connectivity: The nearest airport to Darjeeling is the Bagdogra Airport, about 90 km away from the hill station. Many airlines operate regular flights from several Indian cities to Bagdogra.

Rail connectivity: To reach your destination, you can travel to three railway stations; Darjeeling Himalayan, New Jalpaiguri, and Siliguri railway stations.

Road connectivity: It is quite easy to travel to Darjeeling via road and the easiest way passes through Siliguri. From booking private cars to using public bus services, you will get enough transportation options from the airport, railway stations, bus stops, and more.

Also read: 20 Km From Darjeeling, Tiny Hamlet Offers Scenic Mt. Kanchenjunga Views, Hidden Trails & A Quiet Vacay

From the bustling Chowk Bazaar part of Darjeeling, the Happy Valley Tea Estate is at a distance of about 3 km. It will take just about 15 minutes to reach via Darjeeling-Jorethang road.

Where: 3725+HC5, Lebong Cart Rd, Chauk Bazaar, Near, Darjeeling

Time: 9 AM – 4:30 PM

Cost: ₹100 per person

If you are planning a holiday to the scenic Darjeeling, make sure to add Happy Valley Tea Estate to your itinerary.

Cover Image Courtesy: https://darjeeling.gov.in/tourist-place/happy-valley-tea-estate/

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