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Happy Valley Tea Estate

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Lebong Cart Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
+91 80177 00700
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Go when it is processing tea during the tea picking season

We were there when the factory was non operational however, the guided tour was educational. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
normanmsmith
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Bengaluru, India
Lovely tea estates

You can enjoy tea estates and we can see how tea is grown and we can buy different kinds of tea at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The Happy Valley Tea Estate caresses the misty hills of Darjeeling, overlooking the fertile Himalayan foothills. Established in 1854, its history is closely entwined with the origins and cultivation of Darjeeling tea. This garden, located in the town of Darjeeling, is home to spectacularly lush fields, endowed with a natural, breath taking charm. At Happy Valley respect for nature is expressed through the organic and bio-dynamic method of farming. Happy Valley invites you to immerse yourself in the culture, history and tradition of the region by witnessing the process by which fresh tea leaves are withered, rolled, fermented, dried, sorted and graded to produce a variety of teas; the traditional black tea, green tea and the exquisite speciality teas. A guided tour of the Happy Valley tea factory offers visitors a glimpse of the fascinating process of manufacturing tea. The tea tasting session, curated for first-timers, is conducted at the end of the tour, where one can discover the legendary flavour of Happy Valley organic Darjeeling teas. Happy Valley teas are available in retail packs at the factory boutique for sale.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lebong Cart Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
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+91 80177 00700

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there when the factory was non operational however, the guided tour was educational. We learned a lot about tea, even had the chance to taste different teas. Really long walk from town so much so that we grabbed a taxi on the way...More

Thank normanmsmith
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy Hello Visitor!! Thanks for your candid review. We deeply regret the disappointment that you might have faced. Your review and suggestions are very important for us and gives us inputs to improve quality of our services and visitor- experience. It’s always our endeavor to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can enjoy tea estates and we can see how tea is grown and we can buy different kinds of tea at the entrance of estate.More

Thank yojanaredd
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy hello Yojanaredd !! Your lovely review has made us very happy, thank you for taking the time to visit us. We’re so glad you liked our tour, we love to tell interested people the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. We hope you had a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Within easy reach of Darjeeling centre, this estate has everything, once you have arrived down a death defying track! See pickers in the fields, take a tour with very knowledgeable and personable guides around the factory and experience the delights of tasting the full range...More

Thank kss45
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy hello Visitor ! Thank you for the review, it was a pleasure taking you around our estate and factory. Our guides love opening the minds of visitors to the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. Great to know that you enjoyed the tasting and the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon learning how tea is grown and made ...followed by delicious tasting! Bought some tea and looking forward to enjoying tastes of Darjeeling when back in WalesMore

Thank ChristineSivyer
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy hello Christine !! Your lovely review has made us very happy, thank you for taking the time to visit us. We’re so glad you liked our tour, we love to tell interested people the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. We hope you had a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once you have visited one tea estate , all others seem the same. Anyway this small estate has a nice walk through guided tour. Would recommend this for all touristso.More

1  Thank Anshumanafsa
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Happy hello Anshuman ! Thank you for the review, it was a pleasure taking you around our estate and factory. Our guides love opening the minds of visitors to the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. Great to know that you enjoyed the tasting and the...More

Reviewed 3 November 2017

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the various tea making processes and the tour concluded with a nice tea tasting. I would recommend travelers take half an hour or so to visit here.More

Thank Brian S
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Happy hello Brain ! Thank you for the review, it was a pleasure taking you around our estate and factory. Our guides love opening the minds of visitors to the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. Great to know that you enjoyed the tasting and the...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017

we had a wonderful guide who went out of her way to provide us with lively information about the estate and the process of producing tea. we learned a lot and enjoyed the visit immensely.More

Thank rabz0
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Happy hello Rabz !! Your lovely review has made us very happy, thank you for taking the time to visit us. We’re so glad you liked our tour, we love to tell interested people the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. We hope you had a...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

The guided tour at the tea estate is included a brief tea tasting as well as an explanation of the production process within the premises. Staff is very friendly. It is additionally possible to stroll through the tea garden by your own.More

Thank Stefan B
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Happy helllo Stefan !! Your lovely review has made us very happy, thank you for taking the time to visit us. We’re so glad you liked our tour, we love to tell interested people the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. We hope you had a...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Visit to the HV will be an experience in itself, the tea making process, the tea tasting session, tea store to buy Tea and other gift items, the scenic beauty of the garden, all mesmerising....More

Thank MANISHTEKRIWAL
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Happy hello Manish! Thank you for the beautiful review; it was a pleasure taking you around our estate and factory. Our guides love opening the minds of visitors to the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. Great to know that you enjoyed the tasting and the...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

The factory provides a guided tour, explaining how Darjeeling tea is processed, right from which leaves to packaging.More

Thank bose_rima
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Happy hello Rima !! Your lovely review has made us very happy, thank you for taking the time to visit us. We’re so glad you liked our tour, we love to tell interested people the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. We hope you had a...More

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Sumana_Kolkata
26 April 2017|
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Response from Senior_Executive | Property representative |
Thank you for making Happy Valley Tea Estate us part of your Darjeeling itinerary. Happy Valley Tea Estate is situated approx 3 km from the heart of Darjeeling city. We would recommend you to take a cab to reach the... More
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84france25
3 December 2016|
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Response from Senior_Executive | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you for making us part of your Darjeeling itinerary. In December we will not have plucking or processing, but we do show visitors the machines in running condition, as a demonstration. Looking forward to... More
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Matisse08
2 September 2016|
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Response from Senior_Executive | Property representative |
Dear Matisse, We are delighted that you're visiting Darjeeling and Happy Valley Tea Estate! Tea plucking and production does happen in October, our plucking happens on a schedule and in different parts of the estate.The... More
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