Sunday, January 16, 2011

Morning has broken

Morning breaks over the tea ridges of Nepal and Darjeeling.
Front: Local spur at Aitabare of Ilam Chiyabari tea garden.
2nd from front: Kanyam ridge, one of the main tea growing hills of Nepal and the location of the scenic Kanyam Tea Estate.
3rd from front: Sri Antu Danda with the pointed peak sits on the border between Nepal and Darjeeling and the main area from where green tea leaves of Nepal head to Darjeeling. Seeyok, Gopaldara and Okayti tea gardens are on the eastern flank of this ridge.
4th ridge can be seen if the picture is enlarged. It is the Mirik ridge. With Sri Antu it forms Mirik Valley, one of the main and best tea growing areas of Darjeeling. Tea gardens like Thurbo are located here.
Back and forming the long skyline: Dowhill-Kurseong Ridge with Kurseong town and home to famous tea gardens like Margaret's Hope and famous schools like Dowhill, Goethals, Victoria and St. Helen's.

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