Small is Big: Sanjukta Vikas

Small is Big: Sanjukta Vikas

At the Life & Leaf Fair Trade shop in Darjeeling they were selling some organic tea produced in Darjeeling by “Mineral Springs.” Unlike the last tea garden I visited, the Makaibari Tea Estate, Mineral Springs is not listed by the Tea Board of India as one of the 87 Darjeeling Tea Gardens, so I was curious to find out more about it. Continue reading “Small is Big: Sanjukta Vikas”

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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
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Tourism poster for the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.

There are several tea estates near Kurseong, which is about 25 km south of Darjeeling. A Jeep covers the distance in just over an hour, but I rode the train instead, which takes more than twice as long but offers the unusual experience of traveling by a UNESCO World Heritage railway. Continue reading “Darjeeling Himalayan Railway”