The three days there were. Looking back at the Temi Autumn Carnival 2019.
Music. Fashion. Adventure. It wasn’t only one of the world’s finest tea that was served at the Temi Tea Garden, this November.
There’s more to Temi, than being one of the world’s most picturesque tea gardens. Every Autumn, it serves as the perfect setting for much more. In the midst of the green tea bushes, there is a pop of pink everywhere. The cherry blossoms, in full bloom, against the clear blue November sky, fluttering prayer flags and the Kanchendzonga Mountain range, makes Autumn, almost like a live painting in the calendar of the state. With all this, serving as a stage, Temi Tea Garden, for the second time ever, hosted the Temi Autumn Carnival.
This year’s event was inaugurated by Shri Arun Upreity, Hon’ble Minister for Urban Development, the event was also graced by Smt Krishna Rai and other special guests and dignitaries. In the three-day event, an array of programmes went on from 8th of November, 2019 to 10th of November, 2019. The first day was a burst of colours and a true showcase of culture. The unique Yak Dance was performed, followed by performances by local bands.
Along with a significant crowd from all around the country, the event also saw interested tea buyers, planters, bloggers, as well as film-makers. In the list with other big festivals in the country like Pushkar, Sunburn and Ziro, the carnival had something for everyone. Temi Autumn Fest has been conceptualised by the Managing Director of Temi, Mrinalini Srivastava. According to Srivastava, the annual festival is aimed at promoting Temi Tea as a potential tourism hub. The festival is a major draw for countless nature lovers to witness the cherry blossoms in Autumn’s full bloom. Adventure activities, photography competitions and cultural programmes too were an integral part of the annual fiesta.
The second day of the event had many adventure activities. Inaugurated by Shri Karma Loday Bhutia, the Hon’ble Minister of Forest, Environment & Wildlife, Mines, Mineral & Geology and Science & Technology, there were bike stunts, zip lining adventures and a mini mela that had local music and dance on display.
One of the major attractions of the three-day event was the Fashion Show on the final day. With renowned designers like Sharbari Dutta, Pranay Baidya and Suvagata Das showcasing their work, the ramps saw models walking in the designer’s finest couture collections. With the support of renowned personalities like film-maker, Arjit Dutta, Fashion promoter, Kuntalil Das and model, Mohammad Iqbal, the fashion show was a grand success. Just like in 2018, the Temi Hills was once again lit up in an unforgettable mood of festivities. With many stalls that sold and promoted local crafts, attire and food, along with the line-up of some very successful events, The Temi Autumn Carnival 2019 leaves behind beautiful lifetime memories in just three days. We, at Temi, look forward to creating more adventure, more fun, more music at Temi Autumn Carnival 2020. After all, there’s more (and even more) to Temi.