There are some unique tea plantations in India where you can not only sip a hot cuppa tea but also stay amidst nature and rejuvenate!
There can be nothing more tranquil than sitting amidst a tea plantation, savouring a cup of chai and being grateful about life. If this image is what comes to your mind every time you sit by the balcony to have a cuppa a tea, then let us tell you, your dream can be a reality! While all of us are in self-quarantine, we can always use our time to do things that make us feel good, be it meditating, writing, painting or for that matter making a list of places where we wish to travel and while you do that, we suggest the best of tea escapes in India.
India is blessed with beautiful tea plantations that produce the finest quality of tea around the world. And if your idea of heaven includes your loved ones and a steaming cup of tea, then let's just say that your wish is our command. There are some charming tea plantation stays in India that have often been hailed as 'tea escapes'. It is an amalgamation of your love for tea and nature that will make your luxury vacation even more worthwhile. Here are some tea plantations you can book for your next holiday that will guarantee you peace, tranquillity and the best cuppa tea!
Glenburn Tea Estate, Darjeeling
Glenburn is a little slice of heaven on Earth. It is located in the hillock above the banks of the River Rungeet and overlooks the mighty Kanchenjunga mountain range. It was started as a charming Scottish Tea Company in 1859 and is now passed in the able hands of the Prakash family who take forward the legacy. It is a boutique hotel with two colonial-style bungalows that have luxurious suites that one can choose from. Our favourite? The full-day tea experience where one can learn everything from the process of plucking to fermenting the tea.
Photo Credits: Glenburn Tea Estate
Vivanta By Taj, Madikeri, Coorg
The Vivanta By Taj Madikeri in Coorg is spread across a mammoth 180-acre rainforest with more than 200 species of plants including Rudraksha trees, cardamom, coffee, tea, wild jasmine and eucalyptus. You can either take a 'Gudda Bath' at their famous Jiva spa to ward off all that city life stress or just sit by your suite and enjoy a cup of freshly brewed tea while looking at the lush forest from your balcony!
Photo Credits: Vivanta By Taj
Wild Mahseer, Assam
Picture this, you are at a centuries-old colonial bungalow, making the most out of your tea obsession by going tea plucking in the nearby plantation and also having an outdoor cooking session in the stunning property! Now open your eyes and head straight to Wild Mahseer in Tezpur that sits on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river, surrounded by greenery and dolphins! We suggest you go for their 4-day tea tasting experience that has everything from indulging in a bonfire with your favourite cup of tea to romancing the Brahmaputra with the Indo Gangetic River Dolphins.
Photo Credits: Wild Mahseer
Tranquilitea Hill Resort, Coonoor
This property is perfect for when you want to take a break from your faced-paced city life and mull over a comforting cuppa a chai with your partner. It is ideal for solo travellers too, who want to do soul searching, curled in bed over a springy bed and a cup of masala tea! The property has a vacation rental for a long visit, a heritage villa and a plantation farm stay to stay amidst nature. Their gourmet Nilgiri tea tasting sessions are particularly well known and are often booked for months in advance. So do book your spot to avoid any disappointments.
Photo Credits: Tranquilitea Hill Resort
We should be so grateful that we have such gems in our country. As for the tea escapes, they are perfect to hibernate!
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