Temi Tea Garden is the sole Tea Estate in the mountainous state of Sikkim. The tea garden is located 18 km from Ravangla and can be visited on a day tour. The garden is spread on a slope below Tendong along the highway to West Sikkim from Gangtok. The tea estate presides with the dominating view of snow-covered Mt Kanchendzonga.
Temi Tea Garden was established in 1969. The total area of the tea garden is approximately 435 acres. The tea estate employs about 450 people and produces 100 metric tons of organic tea annually. Some of the best varieties of tea in the world are produced here. The original tea saplings were brought from Darjeeling.
The tea garden is spread over a range of 1200 m to 1800 m. The garden offers beautiful natural views. The road to the tea garden is lined with cherry blossom trees. When these trees are in bloom it is like walking right through a pink mist. The factory is situated at 1500 m above sea level and can be visited to have an interesting lesson on tea processing.
Temi tea is the most popular souvenir for tourists visiting the state. Most of the tea produced in the garden is either consumed locally or purchased by tourists. The Sikkim government owns the garden. It is popular for producing organic tea and evading chemical fertilizers and pesticides. You can explore the tea estate with our Gangtok tour packages, which are customizable and you can explore the scenic beauty of the region. Contact us for more information and to book a tour with us!
Temi Tea Garden Bungalow
The Temi Tea Garden Bungalow is an old British-built bungalow situated below the Temi Tea Garden. The heritage bungalow is open to accommodate tourists visiting the estate. The well-maintained building has two bedrooms with all modern amenities. The large windows open up to picturesque views of the tea garden. Enjoy the warmth of the fire in the sitting room in the cold evenings. The Bungalow has been carefully restored, keeping the original British structure intact. Staying at the Temi Tea Bungalow is like traveling back in time. Experience the visit of tea gardens with a stay in a colonial home.
Best time To visit Temi Tea Garden
March to May is considered the best time to visit Temi Tea Garden. During this time, the weather is pleasant, and you can witness the lush greenery all around. Also, the view of vast fields of orchids and rhododendrons is a beautiful sight to behold.
How to reach Temi Tea Garden
Temi Tea Garden in Sikkim is located at Ravangla. You can take a bus or a shared taxi from major places in Sikkim like Gangtok, Namchi, and Pelling. Namchi is the nearest town to Temi Tea Garden, located at 18 km. You can hire a private taxi from Namchi to Temi Tea Garden, which will take about 30 minutes to reach.