Gopaldhara, located in Mirik Valley, is one of the highest tea estates in Darjeeling. The total area of the garden is 320 Hectares. Out of the 320 Hectares, 172 Hectares has been planted with tea bushes. Planting is still being carried out in the vacant high elevation lands.
Most of the new planting has been done at an elevation between 5500 FT right up to 7000 FT. This is definitely one of the highest tea estates in the world having a sizeable area of 60 Hectares at an average elevation of 6000 FT with the highest peak stretching up to 7000 FT. It has been planted with mixed clonal tea to produce rare and exquisite teas.
The old plantation is also now being replanted with new varieties of high quality clonal tea bushes. An old area of 8 Hectares has already been completed near the factory block.
In order to keep up with the increased production and also increased infrastructure requirements for better quality teas we have recently concluded the construction of a new factory. The design of the new factory incorporates all hygiene and food safety requirements as per the HACCP standard specified by RVA