Darjeeling Happy Valley Tea Garden Opens with a museum

Happy Valley tea estate, after lying closed for about three years, reopened in Darjeeling Hills. The 435-acre tea garden having more than 1500 employees, would now house a museum at the plantation.

"The purpose of the museum is to spread awareness about tea production and boost sales," Mr S K Bansal, Chairperson of Ambotia Tea Group which owns the garden, said.

The museum would be an attraction for tourists visiting the garden, hosting century old artifacts and mementos. Tourist turnout has been planned to be increased by a day-long tour, while making available items like tea cakes, tea breads, tea soups and te a rice. The reopening of the garden is a harbinger of good news for the local workers. - PTI