The Temi Tea Garden lies between Damthang and Temi Bazaar along the way to Singtam. It was, established in 1969 by the Government of Sikkim and covers an area 440 acres. This is Sikkim’s sole tea garden and connoisseurs will tell you that it is truly solitaire. The tea produced here enjoys international repute commanding premium prices in world auctions. . . The last king of Sikkim initiated tea growing in Sikkim to provide employment for Tibetan refugees fleeing the Chinese invasion of their homeland. Initially a small plantation was started in Kewzing. This later moved to Temi and a proper processing plant was constructed. Temi tea is planted along steep hillsides ranging from 1200-1800m. The factory is situated at 1500m and the road upto it is lined with cherry blossom trees. Driving in November when these trees are in bloom is like moving through a pink mist beyond which one can glimpse the gleaming snows of Khangchendzonga. . . The drive upto Temi takes you through mountain sides lush with ferns. Temi Tea Bungalow located here is managed by STDC and can be contacted for accommodation. Visitors may halt for tea and snacks in the bungalow as well. . . #sikkim #sikkimtourism #southsikkim #temiteagarden #temi #gangtok #sikkimdiaries #travels #travelling #travelbloggers #travelvloggers #vloggers #youtubers #filmmakers #bloggers #travelporn #instatrip #DanielWellington #BlackboardOnTheWheels #TravelerAmit #Blackboard
|| Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God....|| . . . Darjeeling, On way to sikkim. Some random afternoon, going with the wind, amidst the clouds.