Happy Valley Tea Gardens


14.4/5(42 Ratings)

Happy Valley Tea Gardens Overview

Ranked 8 of 77 sightseeing in Darjeeling

One of the nicest things to do while in Darjeeling is to pull over at one of the tiny tea shacks that dot the hillside and wrap your chill hands around a hot cup of tea as you survey the spectacular rolling hills with its beautiful tea gardens.

Connoisseurs consider Darjeeling Tea to be one of the finest in the world especially in terms of aroma and delicacy of taste. Once drunk by the tribals of the hills, tea is today India’s most popular beverage and is fast catching on as a popular refresher the world over. If you are fond of your morning ’cuppa chah’, you would love a tour of the Happy Valley tea garden.

Of the tea gardens in the region, the 435 acre Tea Estate is the most accessible to the tourist from Darjeeling town and is a part of most sightseeing tours. A tour of the garden promises to be highly instructive as you will get to see the actual process of Tea manufacturing from tea picking to manufacturing.

The Happy Valley Tea Estate claims to use the orthodox method of tea production wherein fresh handpicked leaves are dried by fans on withering troughs, rolled and pressed to trap the flavor, left to ferment and lastly re-dried and graded in terms of quality from the best quality unbroken to tea dust.

Plans are underway to open a museum shortly to tourists, showcasing century old artifacts and mementoes.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Kumar  Rohit

Kumar Rohit5.0/5

24 reviews

Happy valley tea garden a must place to visit

A beautiful place to visit. One can understand the process of tea manufacturing. Walkable distance from chowrasta. You will be able to see the valley and the tea plants. One can even buy the tea from the counter.

Ashish Shukla

Ashish Shukla5.0/5

105 reviews

Green and beautiful

A perfect place to sit and sip a cup of tea with your soulmate. Happy Valley tea garden really makes you happy. Don't forget to buy Darjeeling tea from this place. You can also click pics on local dresses wore by localites over here at Rs. 100 per dress.
  • Green and beautiful
  • Green and beautiful
  • Green and beautiful

Parth Sabharwal

Parth Sabharwal4.3/5

379 reviews

Most beautiful tea garden

Happy valley tea garden is most beautiful tea gardens of India, it is spread in almost 435 acres with plantation of the tea, tea of this place is the no where in the world.

Punpun .

Punpun .5.0/5

56 reviews

The Happiest Valley

About 3 km away from Chowk Market, I would request to walk along Lebong Road. Walking experience would be lovely and gradually you will reach Happy Valley. The valley will make you feel happy seeing the beauty of nature and tea garden. The tea estate on the slope of the hill and Darjeeling town on the slope 9 the other side makes the view awesome. You can spent hours by just sitting there and seeing the beauty. If you can make to visit during sunset the view will be majestic.

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Ratul Mukherjee

Ratul Mukherjee5.0/5

40 reviews

Experience the visit here

If you are travelling to Darjeeling via car then you will see a lots of Tea garden. Here you can visit the tea plantation, how they are plucked. You can experience the local business turned out to an international one and it is a must visit.

Samiran Kundu

Samiran Kundu3.2/5

26 reviews

A perfect place for photography

A perfect place for photography and buying authentic Darjeeling tea. Cab driver will take you to designated tea shop from where you can buy tea. Tea sold are of same quality in each stall.

Rahul Sidharthan

Rahul Sidharthan3.6/5

32 reviews

Tea, tea and more tea

Darjeeling is well known for its tea and Happy Valley Tea Gardens is where you have to go to experience tea growing. The hill sides are covered with tea plants and you can watch tea pluckers as they expertly pluck tea leaves from the plants. Interesting fact is that they are all ladies and no males are present for this activity. You can also taste freshly plucked tea at the small restaurant there.

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Amit Ghosh

Amit Ghosh4.3/5

581 reviews

Amidst Greenery

A visit to a tea garden has to be in the bucket list of every traveller. Visit here to witness the tranquillity. Walk through the green tea trees and enjoy the serenity. You can also visit the processing unit or try some wonderful tea here.

Thulaseedharan Achary

Thulaseedharan Achary4.3/5

230 reviews

Beautiful tea gardens

5 km from city in the north direction we saw the famous tea gardens of Darjeeling, number of hills are exclusively allotted for tea plantations. The planting maintaining etc are in an attractive manner. Tea factories are also working by the side of tea estates and from there export quality tea power on lesser value (deducting govt taxes ) can be purchased. Number of shopping centres & tea shops are in the side of the main road for easy business. Tourists must definitely visit this place & purchase world number one quality tea powder.

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  • Beautiful tea gardens
  • Beautiful tea gardens

Thulaseedharan Achary

Thulaseedharan Achary5.0/5

230 reviews

A silent beautiful location

The tea gardens are 5 km away from city centre along north side near to tenzing rock. Beautiful vast areas of hills are exclusively allotted for Tea plantations and Tea factories are also functioning near by. Large number of shops are working by the side of the main road and from there original Tea Powder can be purchased on reduced rates without any govt taxes. The entire area is magnificent and charming.

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  • A silent beautiful location
  • A silent beautiful location

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Happy Valley Tea Gardens, Darjeeling

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Happy Valley Tea Gardens, Darjeeling

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Debasish Bhadra

Happy Valley Tea Gardens, Darjeeling