The state government of West Bengal is weighing the possibility of tea tourism. According to the news reports, the state government led by CM Mamata Banerjee has set aside more than INR 1,000 crore for the benefit of tea garden workers since the year 2011.
On International Tea Day recently, Mamata Banerjee announced on Twitter that her government has been supplying 35 kg rice at only INR 2 per kg to the people working in the tea gardens.
Furthermore, the CM shared that the tea garden workers are also being offered electricity, and free water supply to the tea gardens.
The practice of observing International Tea Day began in 2005 across tea-producing countries like India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, among others. In India itself, there are tea plantations and estates located in Tamil Nadu, Goa, Assam and West Bengal.
In West Bengal, the Glenburn Tea Estate located in the beautiful hill station of Darjeeling is a place worth visiting. It was made by a Scottish tea company in 1859. Nowadays, it serves as a boutique hotel that woos tourists with its wonderful facilities and location. There are two colonial era bungalows that oversee the Mount Kanchenjunga. As per user rating, the Kanchenjunga Suite and the Planter’s Suite provide the best stay experiences. Also, worth mentioning are Sourenee Tea Estate and Singtom Tea Estate and Resort that are ideal vacation choices for single travellers and also those with family or spouse.
Source: Times of India