Five Best Tea Gardens To Stay in West Bengal-Darjeeling & Dooars

Tea Tourism is a relatively new concept in the world and Darjeeling & Dooars are a taking a lead in this area. And why not? Darjeeling is after all the Mecca of tea and sprawling estates producing what we know as the “Champagne of Teas” to the delight of the world. There are 80 odd operational tea gardens in Darjeeling that span across thousands of acres of land area on open hill slopes. 

So what does tea tourism mean? Imagine you are spending a few days in a sprawling tea garden. You will stay in a Bungalow that was typically the residence of a British tea planter built during the old colonial time. The bungalow retains the antique furnishing & aura of the colonial days, and setup amidst lush garden setting within the estate. Food served is usually made of fresh organic produce from the backyard garden. 


Tumsong Chiabari,Darjeeling

Located in Ghoom area of Darjeeling, Tumsong has a rolling tea garden on an estate that spreads over 186 hectars of land area and on an open hill slope with elevations varying between 5,500 ft to 2,700 ft. The Manager's Bungalow retains the old colonial aura and offers four large suites. Tumsong is about 3 hours from Bagdogra airport / Siliguri, and about 1 hour 15 minutes from Darjeeling town center. 

INR 12000 on EP per Room

Singtom Tea Garden Bungalow,Darjeeling

Built in 1862, Singtom Resort is part of Singtom Tea Estate, Darjeeling’s oldest tea estate. Located only 20 minutes away from Darjeeling, Singtom welcomes guests from all over the world to enjoy its hospitality, heritage and Darjeeling tea. Come and experience tea tourism and eco-tourism in their purest forms!

INR 7000 on EP per Room

Goomtee Tea Estate,Kurseong

Goomtee Tea Garden is located near Kurseong in Darjeeling,district and next to the National Highway (Hill Cart Road) that leads all the way to Darjeeling hill town. Out of about 225 hectares of gross estate area, about 50% is used for tea plantation. This is an organic tea garden which means that no chemicals or pesticides are used in growing the tea bushes.

INR 10000 in EP per Room

Samabeong Tea Estate, Kalimpong

This Tea Estate rests at the Himalayan foothills near Lava and is one of the highest organic tea gardens. 1882 when the Estate was established by the British.

INR 7500 on AP per Room

Nya Sylee Tea Estate, Madarihat, Dooars

The Nya Sylee tea estate is 90 kms from Bagdogra airport and it takes approximately two and a half hours to reach by road.The estate is spread across 775.52 hectares and the area under plantation is 460.70 hectares. In the midst of this plantation is the original Directors’ Heritage Bungalow of the British era. It is a century old well-preserved colonial structure. This bungalow has been a home to generations of planters, and remains the focal point of Octavius hospitality.

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