International Tea Day

Beauty of Brewing- Tea tourism in India


The world celebrates the International Tea Day on the 21st of May, and what better place to celebrate it than India, which has Tea Estates in the East, in the South, as well as in Northern India, and is the second largest producer of Tea in the world.

If you love your morning Cuppa and cannot even think of starting your day without one, then engage your soul in exploring captivating and picturesque tea estates of India, which offer opportunities to explore the beautiful countryside and indulge in tea-related activities. Tea tasting in India is a unique experience that offers tourists the opportunity to explore the rich history and culture of tea in the country. The process of tea tasting is similar to that of wine tasting, where you can sample different varieties of tea, each with its distinct flavor, aroma, and appearance.  

From the rolling hills of Darjeeling to the sprawling tea estates of Munnar, India offers a wide range of unique and immersive tea tourism experiences, we have picked these top 5 tea destinations which provide a gateway to immerse you in the world of tea. Whether you're a tea connoisseur or simply seeking a tranquil retreat, these tea resorts and stays in India promise an unforgettable experience, surrounded by the beauty and flavors of the country's tea culture.

 Glenburn Tea Estate, nestled amidst the serene Himalayan foothills in Darjeeling, is a heaven for tea enthusiasts. Explore the tea estate, partake in tea plucking, witness the tea-making process, and indulge in tea tastings. The colonial-era bungalows provide a charming stay, and the breathtaking views of the Kanchenjunga range which add to the enchantment.

Mancotta Heritage Chang Bungalow, located on the outskirts of Dibrugarh, Assam is a classic example and an ideal representation of British lifestyle.  This working tea estate is 150 years old. When seen from afar, the bungalow seems to be floating over the tea bushes that surround it. Only when you get near will you find that it is supported on wooden stilts. Such bungalows are called the ‘Chang Bungalows or Chang Ghars,’ hence the name – Mancotta Heritage Chang Bungalow.

Wild Mahseer spread over 22 acres it is set in the midst of the Balipara division of Addabarie Tea Estate near Tezpur, which was established by the British Assam Tea Company in 1864. While staying right in the heart of Assam, a region famous for its black tea noted for its body, strong bright color and unique malty flavor, some may like to take this further and become initiated into the mystique of tea.

Lockhart Bungalow-CGH Earth is nestled within Munnar's famous Lockhart Tea Estate; this retreat resides on about 1,500 acres of tea plantations and is one of three colonial-era bungalows on the estate. The Lockhart Estate has a rich history. It originally cultivated cinchona, then transitioned to coffee, and finally to tea. Steeped in history, it's the perfect place for those seeking an escape from the present.

The Lodge at WAH Located in the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the foot hills of the Dauladhar range of the Himalayas, The Lodge at WAH is a real gold trove for tea lovers. WAH has its history way back from 1857, and is now the largest Tea Estate and factory in this region, with 526 acres of plantation and a state of the art Tea Factory.

So, if you love your daily “CUPPA”, make India your next holiday destination.

Authored by: Richa Shandilya, Trans India Holidays

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