Then we moved to The mall road market place and hired a motor scooter (yamaha ray). For cheap two wheeler rental we searched a lot in Darjeeling and found a rental agency named 'Amigos rentals' . This was the most cheapest two wheeler rental that we found. And in this vehicle me moved to this tea garden which is really amazing scenic view. There is entry fee of almost 200/- but its worth. We can also find a varities of tea to buy out from there, starting from Rs. 30- 500. It took approx. 2 hrs to roam around place. Then we started departure towards the Tiger hill, which is approx 25 km. from there but it would take more than 2 hrs due to the road.
When you are walking on Lebong Cart Road, you cannot miss the view of the beautiful Happy Valley Tea Estate. I was standing there seeing the setting sun. The experience is awesome.
Considered one of the highest tea factories in the world happy Valley tea estates of a chance to witness the the intricate process of tea production. In 1845 Englishman David Wilson established the state which spreads over 177 hectares at the height of 2100m after a narrow steep Downhill trail you will spot the factory with its slightly tilted tin roofs surrounded by tea gardens, all over the slopes. Hire a guide to fully grasp the estate's history and economic purpose and afterwards visit the well provisioned tea shops and purchase gift and souvenirs.The tea produced by happy valley tea estate is only 5% sold in India rest all are exported. Well if you ask my suggestion white tea Is the best to buy here.
The next place was Happy Valley Tea estate, 2 nd best place of the local tour after Tiger Hill. In the way, there was the residence of Sister Nivedita. We waited there to have a click for our memory and then headed towards Happy Valley. Reaching there, it was a very enchanting experience of the tea estate and surrounding scenic environment. We spend 30 mins sitting there and listening to our favorite songs while watching the widely spread tea plantations. We enjoyed a cup of Darjeeling in the nearby shops after returning from Valley to Parking place. We had an informative talk with a shop keeper regarding the making and drying process of tea leaves and also regarding their local routine.It was time to go to the next place which was Tenzing rock climbing. I had a rock climbing experience first time just for Rs.50. It was very easy while climbing, but was tough while returning. A person was selling dried Litchis near the Tenzing rock. He informed us that dried Litchis are very good for Blood Pressure and Diabetic patients. So we bought it for my mom.Finally, in the next morning we returned to our hotel after dinner and went for our next tour further towards Meghalaya, the details of which are in my next blog.Frequent searches leading to this page:-darjeeling gangtok pelling tour, gangtok darjeeling tourism, Gangtok sikkim tour plan, local tour operators in gangtok, darjeeling to pelling to gangtok