This is a picture of a tea garden in the hills of Darjeeling. I took this photo on our way to Tinchulay. This particular garden belongs to the Teesta Valley Tea Estate.
Tea is grown on the slopes of these hills with shady tress around. Moist hill slopes are kissed by clouds from time to time, is the ideal environment for growing good tea. Tea pickers can be seen plucking tea leaves. Darjeeling produces the finest quality of tea in India and this area is famous for this reason too, apart from offering the visitors a wonderful view of Mt. Kanchendzongha and the adjoining snow peaks.
Tea gardens resemble green velvet carpets on hill slopes and often used as a setting for movies. The guest houses of the tea estates are well furnished and used for holiday retreats.
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clodreno (0) 2004-10-28 3:03
Nice view of those tea pickers Arnab..
So this is where you went in vacation?
It's a bit nicer than when I was there in June.. I stayed 4 days under heavy rain.. I only had about 40 minutes of sun.. and I went into the the estates..
pione (2031) 2004-10-28 4:36
Raro esempio di questa attivitā, č doppiamente interessante per il contesto e l'ambientazione straordinari!!!
RGatward (20062) 2004-10-28 9:13
Good PoV, which catches the activity in the tea plantation, as well as the view beyond. Good title, give a whole new meaning to the term 'Tea Garden'.
elihesamian (26149) 2004-10-28 10:53
and good POV with some people,and lovely green tones,well captured and good composition here,I like it a lot,Arnab.
oochappan (16688) 2004-10-28 23:12
This is one of the nicest view I saw of tea-gardens, most of all the bright clear colors going over in to a misty horizont and an excellent POV looking downwards the hill makes this pleasant to see Arnab.
rabani (9645) 2004-10-29 3:30
I have been drinking Darjeeling tea but never get to see the hills where it comes from. This is a fine angle and composition Arnab. And thank you.
To drink Darjeeling tea at its best, used hot water and soak the tea inside 3 minutes only.
sn00zie (2384) 2004-10-29 11:23
aah! lovely green velvet carpets.. niceee
Josh69 (1437) 2004-12-06 8:57
Good point of view and something nice to look at in every part of the photo :)
- Copyright: Arnab Chatterjee (arnabchat) (7233)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-10-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus C350 zoom Camedia
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Tea and Coffee [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-10-28 2:07
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