Tag: tea plantations
Wildlife, spices, & tea plantations in Periyar
As we explore all of the regional and cultural wonders that South India has to offer, we find ourselves traversing through the rolling hills of Periyar. Periyar is the green-thumb region of the west, the western ghats, or Sahyādri, offering cool respite from the customary heat of the south. Many ...Read More
Tea anyone? Darjeeling tea?
Day 14: After a wonderful morning of classes we board jeeps and head off to the Happy Valley tea estate. A half hour later, after making our way through narrow streets, alleyways and cliffside roads we pull up on this estate. A guide takes us on an informative tour of how the tea leaves are…Read More
Off to the Himalayas of India
Our stay in New Delhi was brief. We were up early, boarded our cycle rickshaws and headed to our bus. Once on board we made our way through the unusually quiet morning streets of Delhi before arriving at the airport to board our flight to Bagdogra. Bagdogra is the closest airport to Darjeeling an...Read More
The road to Darjeeling, tea heaven in the Himalayas.
Draped like a green velvet over a steep Himalayan mountain ridge Darjeeling is covered with lush forests and endless tea plantations. The small town Darjeeling is densely packed with endless shops and its catacomb of narrow roads provide a maze to explore this hill station. Once you’ve drag...Read More