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Makaibari Tea Estate

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Tea Estates
City : Darjeeling
State : West Bengal
Location : Kurseong
Rooms : 3 cottages

The Makaibari Tea Estate Darjeeling is the single most well known among the tea estates in Darjeeling District. The Makaibari tea has become synonymous to Darjeeling. Makaibari is the first biodynamic tea garden in the Darjeeling District, and is also one of the world's most revered names for Darjeeling tea. The tea from Makaibari Teas Estate Darjeeling holds the record for the costliest tea in the world at Rs. 22,000/- per kg in 2005. Makaibari has also come up with tea tourism which is rapidly gaining popularity among tourists.

Makaibari Tea Estate in Darjeeling in India is one of the three tea estates to introduce tea tourism and eco tourism in India. The estate offers three cottages with 6 double rooms on rent. These cottages sport a colonial bungalow style look and are for the most time occupied by researchers. Basic facilities like running hot and cold water, TV, intercom, are provided. The heritage Stone Lodge, with four luxury bedrooms and a spacious living room is a heritage cottage replete with the colonial feel emphasized further with a fireplace made of iron and burnt clay along with cozy sitting arrangements.

Visitors can also stay in any of the 20-25 houses of tea-garden workers to take a closer look at the community and stay amidst the lush nature. The Makaibari Guesthouse is also an accommodation option at Makaibari Teas Estate Darjeeling.

Fax, international dialing, photocopiers are available at the office of the estate and can be made use of.

While staying at the estate you shall be entitled to a detailed guided tour of the estate gardens and the factory and have a first hand experience of tea leaf processing an also get to taste first flush tea.

  • Laundry
  • Car hire
  • Parking
  • Currency exchange
  • Major credit cards acceptability

  • Darjeeling is the highest hill station in India and the Mall at Darjeeling is the centre of all activities. You can enjoy pony rides at the mall treat yourself to a steaming cup of coffee or hot chocolate or just sit on one of those benches, reading the book you are reading then.

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