A resort tucked away in the hills along with activities like tea-plucking and paragliding forms the focus of Eeo Adventure Resorts and the Burra Bungalow Sikkim project launched to boost tea tourism in Sikkim.
The project was launched by Arijit Dutta, managing director, Priya Entertainments Pvt Ltd, along with representatives from the
Sikkim government— Mrinalini Shrrtastava, managing director, Temi Tea and Rahul Banerjee, consultant and advisor.
The Temi story dates back to late 1960s when the King of Sikkim gave refuge to displaced neighbours along the Silk Route and helped them setup a tea estate over an expanse of 376 hectares of land creating some of die brews finest flavours. The tea garden lies between Damthang and Temi Bazaar towards Singtam with the Burra Bungalow’ being the centre of attraction of the Temi Tourism Project.
The Burra Bungalow will be furnished with heritage fittings to serve about
five rooms and additional cottages for accommodation. While at Temi, not only would one get the opportunity to relax and unwind in the timeless bungalow and its surroundings, but also soak in the beauty of the garden and enjoy pIucking tea leaves to brew tea.
Namchi is a major destination for tourists where the hot water thermal springs and cherry trees that blossom in November have motivated Temi authorities to organise the cherry blossom festival or autumn festival beginning from this year. Driving through these trees that are in full bloom is like moving through a pink mist beyond, which one can glimpse the gleaming snow-capped peak of Khangchendzonga.
The project will also present hill eco-adventure tourist attractions as well
as entertainment in the form of a planned casino for the tourists.
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