Darjeeling Himalayan region is very famous for its tea plantation. Camellia sinensis is the plant from which the tea is produced and the top two leaves with bud are collected for the production of tea. There are different varieties of tea available in this region like black tea, green tea and white tea.
Dr. Campbell was first person who planted tea in Darjeeling in 1841 on experimental basis and from then Darjeeling was popular as one of the world’s best tea productions. There are many tea gardens developed for the commercial cultivation of tea like Lebong Tea Estate, Alubari Tea Estate, Makaibari Tea Estate, Tumsong Tea Estate, Badamtan Tea Estate, GlenburnTea Estate, Gopaldhara Tea Estate, Happy Valley Tea Estate, and many others.
Tea Tourism is one of the special interest sectors of tourism in recent time and ideal for the luxury travellers.