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History of Poobong Tea Estate

The tea plantation in the foothills of Himalayas, Darjeeling, had begun during 1841 by Arthur Campbell (British East India Company), a civil surgeon of the Indian Medical Service. Arthur Campbell used kernels from China to begin experimental tea planting, a practice he and others continued during the 1840s. Furthermore various adventurous Britishers ,specially Scottish tea planters had opened many Tea estates;among them one such was Poobong tea estate. Poobong tea estate was founded and constructed by the Duncans in 1923.

Our Poobong Tea Estate is a certified Organic garden ( NPOP and EU) by IMO and Rain Forest Alliance under CERES.

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Poobong the word means ‘ a valley behind clouds’ is enigmatically named as this area is shielded in the mist of clouds floating adding more beauty to the lush green tea garden of Poobong and provides a sense of ecstacy to the tourists. Poobong tea estate is located near Sukhiapokhri and Ghoom can be observed towards the southerly slopes of Sukhiapokhri -Ghoom road. Poobong tea estate has two segments: Tea estate and Busty.

The average summer temperature is approximately 25 °C (77 °F) and the average winter temperature is around 2 °C (36 °F). The ideal time for the tourists to visit Poobong Tea Garden is from February to September. Winter is not the time to visit tea gardens while many tourists do visit during the winter months which is an adventurous experience itself of another level though the tea garden activities remains dormant.




The woods seemed all answer and healing and more than enough to live for – Josephine Winslow Johnson

It’s a charming and attractive winding road through pine trees and giant ferns.On a cloudy or foggy day, one can drive through a drape of mist all the way. But don’t worry, the road is safe. The forest of Poobong is abound in wildlife and distinct flora types. There are a large number of species of birds, mammals and reptiles like the bear, boar, pangolin, peacock,dear, leopard,wild fowl and varieties of hill birds. The flora consists of a huge variety of Himalayan plants like oak, pine and many other herbal plants such as dandelion, Artemisia, thysanoleanaltifolia, urticadioica,etc.

Poobong Resort

If you are in a mood to explore and experience the beauty of Poobong tea garden and a pleasant stay at the Poobong tea garden resort , please Contact Us or click the given link for booking our resort.

Tea Garden

The picturesque Poobong tea garden offers a serene ,beautiful, breathtaking view with nature’s trail in the lap of the Himalayan range and strolling through the tea gardens with loved ones is an experience of transforming oneself into a wonderland of nature.

Attraction/ Activitirs for Tourists

Staying at the COLONIAL Poobong Tea Garden Resort takes you back to the days of the aura of British rule in India. From the heritage bungalow the tourists can stroll through the tea bushes and watch the tea planters who pluck the best of tea leaves.


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Poobong Tea Estate


Poobong Tea Estate is a small mountain village in the Northern End of West Bengal in the Jorebunglow, situated between Sukhiapokhri and Ghoom, which is the highest altitude railway station in India.It is located in the lower Himalayan range at an elevation of 6,700ft. The Tea estate is spread in strips over a steep mountain ridge, hemmed by emerald –green tea plantations. It is 8 km from Ghoom railway station,15.4kms (46mins) from Darjeeling town and half and hour drive towards Sukhiapokhri.Poobong Tea Garden can also be spelled as Pubong in Sukhiapokhri CD block in the Darjeeling Sadar subdivision of the Darjeeling is 65.5kms from Siliguri via NH110 and Matigara – Kurseong Rd.