Lush Tea Gardens
The beautiful and charming tea gardens in and around Darjeeling are a remnant of the colonial past. Tea was first introduced to this Himalayan city in West Bengal in the mid-19th century by the British, and these sprawling tea estates are still reminiscent of that culture.
A trip to these vast stretches of tea plantations is all about misty mornings, tea leaves blooming under the sun, endless walks discovering various types of tea and of course, sipping your favorite brew.
They produce arguably the finest teas from anywhere in the world. The teas ranging from various variations of organic green tea to oolong tea. Many of the tea gardens are over a century old and still retain that old world charm that makes it so endearing for those who do get to visit them. When you visit the tea gardens, it is a sheer delight to take in the views of rolling hills filled with lush green tea leaves.