Darjeeling Tea Garden
By Katyayini Kesharwani and Mitali Mistri
Chowk Bazaar territory
This is the favourite shopping area of the locals and the tourists in Darjeeling. This place is always crowded with vendors and customers and is a beautiful blend of vibrant colours. One can find all kinds of items including clothes, umbrellas, shoes etc. and from the Chowrasta Mall towards the Post Office in Chowk Bazaar, the narrow roads are full of various shops and eateries. Chowk Bazaar Territory is also famous for its carved boxes, masks, handspun textiles, fur caps, embroidered work, rugs, brassware, silverware etc.
Puttabong is the first tea garden to use a pruning machine and started trading tea for commercial use. This is one of the largest gardens in Darjeeling and is also the first tea estate in the history of Darjeeling Tea Plantation.
This is the estate that is eminently known for its organic blends. Risheehat has rich fertile soil, right temperature, and rainfall which creates the most favourable atmosphere for producing organic blends.
This is one of the gardens which not only focus on producing the most popular beverage, but also cultivates hilly vegetables, orchids, and floras. It is amongst the most naturally beautiful tea estates of Darjeeling.