Darjeeling Tea Garden – Gopaldhara Tea Estate – Sona Tea Group

History of Gopaldhara The last quarter of 19th.Century saw the lease out of the valley on the majestic north eastern slope of the Rangbang for planning teas to ‘Tappu & Tare Sahib.’ Around 1881, this valley was planted with tea on lush green paddy fields which belonged to Gopal, the first half of the name from which the tea estate derived its name: Gopaldhara. Then, and even today, the paddy fields are interspersed with natural streams called dhara which means streams in local language. Thus the name Gopaldhara which produces one of the finest Darjeeling teas in the world.


  Transfer of ownership of Gopaldhara Tea Estate At the end on 1920, Tappu & Tare Sahib sold the Estate to Mr. Kingslay. In 1947, Mr. Kingslay sold the garden to Moolji Sikka & Co. In 1953-54, Moolji Sikka & Co sold the garden to Mr. Dalchand Saria which is now being managed by his son, Mr Shiv Saria and grandson, Mr. Hrishikesh Saria which is managed under the Sona Tea Group along with Rohini Tea Estate in Darjeeling and New Glencoe and Soonagachi Tea Estate in the Dooars.


  Location of Gopaldhara Tea Estate: Gopaldhara Tea Garden is located in the North Eastern slopes of Rongbong Valley of Darjeeling District near Mirik.   Area of Gopaldhara Tea Estate Gopaldhara is located in Mirik Valley, and is one of the highest tea estates in Darjeeling. The total area of the garden is 320 Hectares. Most of the new planting, done with a mix of clonal teas, has been done at an elevation between 5500 FT and 7000 FT.


 Name of the Company:  Gopaldhara Tea Company Pvt Ltd   Registered Address 17, Business Point, Ganesh Chandra Avenue, Kolkata, West Bengal, PIN – 700013   Contact Address Gopaldhara Tea Co (pvt) Ltd, 302B, Ganpatti Apartments, Vidyasagar Road, Khalpara, Siliguri, West Bengal 734005   Location of the Garden  P.O Nagrispur, Darjeeling 734215 W.B   Indian Tea Board Registration Number  6   CTM Registration No  DJ/10/01032000/PE   Food Safety Certification: HACCP Certified by Food Cert India under RVA Netherlands.


  Speciality Teas of Gopaldhara:

• Darjeeling First Flush Teas

• Darjeeling Second Flush Teas

• Darjeeling Green Teas

• Darjeeling White Teas

• Pearl Tea

• Silver tips

• Sencha

• Peony Rossette

• Stupa

• Olympic Flame