Darjeeling is a dream of most travelers I know. For me it’s been one ever since I saw ‘Darjeeling Limited’. For it’s exotic character, for the legendary beauty, for the horizon of Himalayan landscapes and icy peaks of all mighty Khangchendzonga, for the cute little train that takes you up the steep slopes to this hidden but well know city. But it was when when I got a little bit more into my cup of tea, I have decided to make this dream come true.
Paradise in Clouds
My travel plans came along so well together, that the ‘Darjeeling’ part fell just right in time for the First Flush harvest. And for the accommodation, my husband had suprised me with the most charming and soulful wooden planters’ bungalow of the ‘Singtom Tea Estate’.
There are many tea estate resorts in Darjeeling, but Singtom is special in many ways. Steinthal tea estate, which is a sister estate of Singtom, is actually the oldest tea garden in Darjeeling, founded in 1852. Singtom itself is the third oldest and while s...