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Singtom Tea Estate

It's currently the oldest tea estate in Darjeeling and offers a rare sense of nostalgia as it takes you back to British planters days of 1850s. Factually it was the Steinthal tea estate which was the first where Darjeeling tea plantation took place for the first time in 1852. Steinthal is a sister tea estate of Singtom. If you stay at Singtom Resort, you can still see some of the surviving tea bushes of 1852 that were the first to be planted in Darjeeling hills. I stayed for two nights at main historic bungalow, enjoyed the view and had of course a Factory Tour, Tea Tasting and a walk across the wide areas of the Tea Estate.

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