With a vast area of grasslands, floodplains, fast-flowing rivers and rustic roads – Dooars is a paradise for nature lovers. Driving across Dooars, one cannot miss the wonderful sight of the vast stretches of lush green tea gardens. The rolling hill slopes with a temperate climate and heavy rainfall is perfect for growing tea. Watching colourfully clad tea workers plucking tea leaves humming merry tunes with a smile on their face is a beautiful sight to behold. Dooars is home to a number of tea gardens where you can indulge in a relaxing and innovative way to explore nature.
Panthaniwas is the pioneer when it comes to offering affordable real estate property for sale in Dooars. Now you can imagine starting a beautiful morning sipping tea right inside a tea garden almost attached to the project.
But what is tea tourism?
Tea is the most popular beverage in India. It is an emerging trend that actually initiated during British rule. Tourists across the world visit India every year to get a taste of British architecture amid the lush green gardens and witness the fascinating process of quality tea cultivation and manufacturing. Tea & tourism festival is held annually in Dooars where the combined efforts of Indian tea estate owners and Government have made tea-tourism a fast-growing travel concept in the Eastern Himalayas, especially in the Darjeeling-Dooars belt.
Driving across Gorumara National Park, the undulating beauty of a well-maintained tea garden with its tea bushes and shade trees can be a real treat for the eyes.
What activities you can expect?
Tea is an integral part of the economy in this area. Exploring the vast tea landscape can be a lifetime experience. You can walk through the biodegradable tea plantation while observing how tea is being plucked. Two leaves and a bud – that’s how they pluck tea. You’ll have a chance to watch tea processing in the factory and learn about the complete process of manufacturing tea. Take a guided trek to nearby sunrise and sunset points. Interact with the staff and officials of the tea estate to know more about their lifestyle.
Some popular tea estates in this region:
As Panthaniwas is offering studio apartments for sale in Dooars, staying here permanently or for a long holiday can give you much time and scope to explore the scenic beauty of the nearby tea estates.
Batabari Tea Estate:
Spread across 487.59 hectares, Batabari tea estate owes its name to the houses made of a particular bamboo species known as – ‘Bata’ that are found in this region. Batabari is a small village with little population. The tea estate here has the capacity to produce 6.50 lakh kilograms of CTC tea and they are processed in the factory within the estate.
Makaibari Tea Estate:
Located in Kurseong subdivision, Makaibari tea estate was the first to establish a factory in the year 1859. Rows of lush tea bushes spread over miles of rolling fields on mountainous terrain is a beautiful sight to get enchanted. It is the only tea garden to adopt permaculture where organic plantations are growing in harmony with the primary sub-tropical rain forests.
Damdim Tea Estate:
Spread across total 1361.51 hectares of area, Damdim tea estate still carries the lingering essence of the British era. Tourists can take a stroll around the lush garden through the winding walking paths and relish the past glory of Damdim by visiting the 150-year old heritage tea garden bungalow named “Burra Sahib Bunglow”.
Ghoomtee Tea Garden:
Ghoomtee is situated at an altitude of 4150 feet with magnificent views of the Himalayan range. The estate was established by a British planter and is known for producing one of the finest blends of orthodox tea. The 100 year old British bungalow is a well-maintained heritage property that has retained the original colonial charm and aura.