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Happy Valley Tea Estate

#11 of 99 things to do in Darjeeling Features Animals
Lebong Cart Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
+91 80177 00700
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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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Lebong Cart Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For those with no exposure to tea-gardens and have never visited a factory before - its alright. They arrange a tasting at the end which is good, if you take tea's seriously. But for those who have been to other estates around the country or...More

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

Happy Hello Ankit! Thanks for your candid review. 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 give our visitors a better glimpse of fascinating process of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was nice to know about the process and journey from the tea plantation to the teapot and the table and the variety and costing criteria based on the leaves and the process involved.More

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

Happy hello Kd K ! Thank you for the review. Our guides love opening the minds of visitors to the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. Great to know that you enjoyed the tour and could know the journey of tea from plantation to teapot. Here’s...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour is very basic. The guide could explain the difference between Darjeeling and Assam teas, which was interesting, but she clearly was not a tea expert in general, so you might feel frustrated if you have a lot of questions. Try to avoid Sundays...More

Thank BananaLu
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Happy Hello BananaLu!! Thanks for your candid review. We deeply regret the disappointment that you might have faced. We have taken you review very seriously and will help us in our continuous endeavor to improve. Your review and suggestions are very important for us and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this place by walking down to it. First thing is first, Walking down means walking back up and when it's hot it is a lot of work so we'd suggest getting a taxi. Having said that this place is awesome, tour guides more...More

Thank Jonathan S
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Happy hello Jonathan! Thank you for the review and appreciation. We understand its a lot of work if you plan to walk up and down. Our guides love opening the minds of visitors to the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. Great to know that you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very well made tour to show tourist how tea is made. The entry charge for adults was Rs 100 each. Mr Mukund Rai assisted us to see the factory. We saw their tea gardens and saw how women keep the Basket on their head and...More

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

Happy hello Ami ! Thanks you for the review. We’re glad you liked our tour and the tasting session, we love to tell interested people the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. We hope you had a lovely time in Darjeeling and are taking some great...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Happy tea valley is very easy to reach with the free ride departing from uptown near Nehru park. The minibus leaves at 9:30, 10:45, 12:00,1:30,2:45 and 4pm and will drop you back at the same point. The ride is free but the tour will cost...More

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

Happy hello Cloe ! 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 19 May 2017 via mobile

We were recommended a visit to happy valley by Darjeeling tourism office and it was a great suggestion! We had a nice tour around the factory and a detailed explanation of the process with a tasting at the end. They mentioned they were hoping to...More

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Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Happy hello visitor !! 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 have taken your suggestion...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

We we visited the place in the afternoon on a Sunday and the estate tea processing was stopped by that time. However, the guide explained the processing of different types of tea. At the end of the tour, the let you taste 8 or nine...More

Thank Santhan207
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Happy hello Santhan ! Thank you for the review. Our guides love opening the minds of visitors to the magical story of Darjeeling Tea. Great to know that you enjoyed the tour. Here’s looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit to misty...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Nice place to learn. Would have been better if they would include the cup of tea in the itinerary. One would not mind paying a little more for the same.More

Thank Shreesh S
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Happy hello Shreesh! Thanks for your review and suggestion. We’re always in the process of enhancing the Factory Tour experience for visitors so your appreciation and encouragement has made us very happy indeed! We have taken your suggestions seriously and will work on it. We...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017

This is not a must visit spot as one can see a lot of tea estates on the way to & from Darjiling . But be sure not to purchase anything here , as you are most likely to be cheated here .More

1  Thank अशोक ध
Senior_Executive, Manager at Happy Valley Tea Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Happy hello Ashoke! We deeply regret the disappointment that you might have faced. However, we would like to inform you that we have got several reports of instances where people have been misguided to other tea gardens on the pretext of Happy Valley Tea Estate....More

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Sumana_Kolkata
I do want to visit this Happy Valley Tea estate but is it mandatory to go thru a guided tour only? or Can I simply take a cab & visit that place. Is there any guide available in the tea estate whom I can hire post reaching there? what is the best cost effecting way please advise
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
Hi, we will visit the factory the 15th of December, is it still possible to see the picking of the tea? tour of the factory and tea tasting? Thank you!
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
We are visitiing the Happy Valley Tea Estate on October 22nd and we are wondering if they will still be picking tea? As well as the tour of the factory, are there any scenic walks close by, and how long would it take to walk back to the Mall? Many thanks in anticipation
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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