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Happy Valley Tea Estate
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Darjeeling Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #8 of 102 things to do in Darjeeling
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

situated at a 10 minute steep drive from darjeeling, this estate offers panoramic view of the valley. As we visited on a sunday, the operations were closed and we just spent few minutes clicking pics . they also sell tea at the MRP. driver charged us 800 rupee for the journey which also included a trip to zoo and Himalayan mountaineering institute.

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Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Happy hello Bajoriar !!

Your lovely review has made us very happy, thank you for taking the time to visit us.

We would like to reiterate that our guided tour to the factory is open all 365 days.

We love to tell interested people the magical story of Darjeeling Tea.

We hope you had a lovely time in Darjeeling and wish to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This place wasn't on our itinerary but going back without visiting a tea garden sounds incomplete.this one was the closest to the town & at a walking distance from our hotel. We didn't got all the way down as I was having breathing problem.but the views we got in the midway we're spectacular. Highly recommended if you want to have great contrast of green & blue in your backdrop.

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Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Happy hello Rezwanur !!

Your lovely review and photograph has made us very happy, thank you for taking the time to visit us.

Regrets you could not reach our factory for a guided tour due to fatigue.Suggest you take a Taxi next time.

We love to tell interested people the magical story of Darjeeling Tea.

We hope you had a lovely time in Darjeeling and wish to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Cable car ride offers 30 min return ride excluding time spend on your own downhill. Offer great view. Price is very reasonable

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Very interesting tour. No tea picking until March but still saw how the tea was processed and had an opportunity to taste a variety of teas.

Thank Michele O
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Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Happy hello Michele !!

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 lovely time in Darjeeling and wish to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We spent 1-2 hours touring the factory and grounds and trying the tea.

To summarise: I won't ever be buying any tea from Harrod's. Happy Valley supplies them but their factory is dirty and plants covered in smog.

After going to Munnar, it has to be said that the tea plantations in Darjeeling are a disappointment.

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Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Happy hello Visitor!
Thank you for the candid review and the compliments to our teas
Regarding your remarks on the cleanliness in the factory - we will take the necessary steps required, and the process for improving the hygiene has already started.
Here’s looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit to misty Darjeeling.
Located at an elevation of 6,400 ft, Happy Valley, spread over 177.36 hectares, Happy Valley is the only tea garden in the heart of Darjeeling town, just a stone’s throw from the zoo. The factory at Happy Valley is the highest in the region and produces the finest quality Darjeeling Tea.
We hope that you had a lovely time and are taking home great memories of Darjeeling.

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