Tea Tours in Ghoomtee Tea Garden
Ghoomtee, one of the finest blends of orthodox tea-producing Garden is conveniently located near Kurseong on Hillcart Road on the way to Darjeeling. The garden is set in picturesque surroundings within the prime quality tea belt of Kurseong Hills between Jungpana Tea Garden to the East and Castleton Tea Garden to the West. Goomtee is also certified as an organic Garden having no use of chemical pesticides or fertilizer.
The 100 years old British Bungalow is a well-maintained heritage property and is transformed into tourist accommodation. At an altitude of 4100 feet, the place offers a sweeping view of the surrounding valleys and mountains. It has 4 well-furnished wooden bedrooms with picture windows and a fireplace and attached modern bathrooms. The well-trained Chef cooks North/south Indian, Continental, American and Chinese food. Best quality ingredients are used under hygienic conditions.
With temperatures hovering between 7 degrees and 18 degrees Celsius and having easy access from Kurseong, Darjeeling and Siliguri the garden is an ideal retreat throughout the year.
Ghoomtee Tea GardenTotal Room: 4 double/Twin
Facilities: ● Spacious room with attached bath and H&C Water, ● Room Heater, ● in-house kitchen with garden fresh organic Vegetarian food ● Indoor/Outdoor Games, ● Library
Activities: ● Guided Garden Tour (Tea Testing, Tea Processing, Plucking), ● Nature Walk, ● Birding, ● Bathing under Waterfalls (Seasonal), ● Village Hikes, ● Toy train Ride (DHR), ● Picnic Lunch, ● Excursion or City Tour, ● Gurkha Cultural dance
2 nights 3 days in Goomtee Garden - A Romantic Sojourn
Day 1: Arrival at Goomtee Garden. The journey follows the Hill Cart Road with the Himalayan Rail track crisscrossing it numeral times as you pass through the amazing hill slopes covered with lush green tea gardens and dotted with quaint villages. Check-in at the Bungalow with warm traditional tea hospitality of the garden people. After refreshment, we take you for a short hike to the hillock to enjoy the serenity and scenic beauty. Soak into the comfort of luxury in the colonial heritage bungalow.
Day 2: Today we explore the garden with the manager and experience the process of tea manufacturing with tea plucking, a factory visit followed by tea testing of various blends of Darjeeling flavour. Later after lunch, we can go for a hike to the nearby village to interact with the garden workers and to see their livelihoods. An alternate option is to go for an exciting ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan railway from Mahanadi Heritage Station or an excursion to Kurseong town. Back to the bungalow and spend the rest of the day lazily with a book. Or an enthusiast can hike to the nearby natural waterfalls for a stimulating bathing under the falls (Seasonal). The evening will mark by a thumping tribal musical show with dance and bonfire performed by the garden workers.
Day 3: Walk to the nearby forest early morning for a bird-watching tour for a couple of hours before checking out from Goomtee. Tour ends with breakfast and a warm farewell from the garden and drives to the onward destination.
Additional night at Goomte
For an additional one-night stay you can go for an excursion to Darjeeling by Darjeeling Himalayan rail from Mahanadi Heritage Station on the third day. The journey itself is an experience as the nostalgic toy train chugging its way through the forests and tea garden on the picturesque Darjeeling hills. The journey can be a combination of both train and a car ride to help you reach faster in Darjeeling.
The other option is to have a picnic lunch in picturesque natural surroundings by the riverside.
We will return to the Garden by the evening and spend the night in the cosy comfort with the warmth of the fireplace.