The Tea Estate Palampur, Himachal
A calming tea plantation estate with charming eco friendly cottages
The cottages are cradled in the midst of pine forests and working tea plantations as far as the eyes can see in the Kangra Valley
Be welcomed by the warm staff at the colourful and beautifully done up reception and lounge area
Mud cottages built just like those found in the villages of Himachal are a delightful blend of traditional and modern architecture.
Each room, minimalistic in style, within the cottages offer great views of the snow capped Dhauladhar range
The ensuite bathrooms come with modern fittings to ensure you have a comfortable stay
Traditional products from the region of Himachal find their way into the bedrooms
Take a book from the library to read while you're there
Wouldn’t you just love a lazy picnic on the mountain top? Think colourful throws, spreads and cushions, a scrumptious feast and the snow capped mountains in the distance.
While here, gorge on colourful traditional feasts adding a flavour or two to your palette
A glimpse of the the beautifully presented and perfectly prepared breakfast
Try some lassi - a traditional local sweet and extremely refreshing drink
Listen to the symphony of the numerous mountain streams as they carve their way through the rocks in the verdant valley - a sight to behold!
Learn the little secrets of how the tea leaves in the plantations end up making the perfect morning cuppa that puts a spring on your feet or recharges you though the day
Stroll through the plantations and try your hand at the skilful art of plucking leaves
Visit the factory where you can also witness how tea is processed and packaged
Indulge in a fun tea tasting session where for a few minutes you can feel like a tea connoisseur - the little luxuries of staying on a working plantation!
The Himalayan region is a birder's paradise - spot more 500 species as these winged creatures colour the skies
A view of the mesmerising snow capped Dhauladhar range