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Travel to Kangra
For the tea connoisseurs Kangra is a new tea destination in Himachal Pradesh. A host of British era tea estates nestling in the foothills in the Kangra region have reinvented themselves as hot tourist destination. Set amidst pine dotted rolling lush green tea gardens they serve up a heady mix of stimulation and serenity. Located at 5000 ft above sea level in the proximity of Palampur, a bustling small town about 40 km from Dharamshala the tea garden resorts are an off beat retreat that is really invigorating. Though Kangra is famous as home to the rare and pure Chinese hybrid tea plantations in the country, it is only in recent years that tea tourism has been catching up.
Many estate owners have converted their stone and wood cottages into luxury guesthouses or cottages.Ecletic and exotic in ambience and amenities these tea resorts cater to different tastes from tasting handmade tea to Ayurvedic massage. The best season to experience the delights of life in tea gardens are between March-June and September-November.