Temmi Tea Garden is the sole Tea Estate in the mountainous state of Sikkim. The tea garden is located just 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 is presided with the dominating view of snow covered Mt Kanchendzonga.
Temi Tea Garden was established in 1969. The total area of the Temi Tea garden is set approximately on 435 acres. The tea estate employs about 450 people and produces 100 metric ton of organic tea annually. Some of the best varieties of tea in the world is produced here. The original tea saplings were brought from Darjeeling.
Set at altitude of 1200-1800m, the garden offers beautiful natural views. The road to the tea garden is lined with cherry blossom trees. When these trees are in bloom is like walking right through a pink mist. The factory is situated at 1500m 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 garden is owned by Sikkim government. It is popular for producing organic tea, evading the use of chemical fertilizer and pesticides.
Temi Tea Garden Bungalow
The Temi Tea Garden Bungalow is an old British built bungalow situated just below the Temi Tea Garden. The heritage bungalow is open for accommodating tourists visiting the estate. The well-maintained building has two bedrooms with all modern amenities. The large windows opening up to picturesque views of the tea garden. Enjoy the warmth of 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 travelling 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 a distance of 18 km. You can hire a private taxi from Namchi to Temi Tea Garden, which will take about 30 minutes to reach.