Darjeeling Tourism, West Bengal Until the early part of the eighteenth century, Darjeeling was under the king of Sikkim. Later Gorkhas invaded the region and annexed the area, which they eventually lost to British. The British used the place to escape the heat and found the strategic importance of the area. They, hence, developed the area as a hill station and tea-growing area. Darjeeling is well known for its tea industry and ec http://www.99mustsee.com/Darjeeling-Tourism-West-Bengal-12223
Himalayas, Khangchendzonga National Park, India
Japanese green tea plantation in Irokawa, Wakayama, Japan 色川の茶畑
Green tea farms are a sight to behold across Japan. This one at Katsuura, Wakayama, Japan
An awesome sky in Ladakh, India #Tourism
All that lush tea isn't TECHNICALLY a pattern, but it's making us think in matsuri (festival) type ways.
There are two main areas of growth of Indian tea: Darjeeling and Assam. Important cultivation areas are, apart from Darjeeling and Assam: Dooars - west of Assam, mainly production of CTC teas. Nilgiri - South Indian tea district, fresh teas, similar to those of Sri Lanka Sikkim - north east of Darjeeling, high-quality teas Terrai - south of Darjeeling, similar to Darjeeling, somewhat more herb in taste.