We planned to visit Char Dham in Namchi. We left the hotel early after having our breakfast.
The road to Namchi from Gangtok is via Temi Bazar. The road cuts from the National Highway at Singhtam. The scenic beauty is excellent on the sides of the road.
Temi is famous for its internationally renowned tea, which is sold under the name Temi tea. We stopped at the garden, which is about 60 kms from Gangtok. One can savour the breathtaking view of temi tea garden from the road.
It’s one and the only tea estate in Sikkim, which produces top quality tea in the international market.
Temi tea garden is considered one of the best in India and in the world. The garden is laid over a gradually sloping hill.
The tea produced in this garden is also partly marketed under the trade name “Temi Tea”.
There’s a restaurant selling hot momos and tea. Momo is a type of dumpling native to Nepal, and in some communities in Tibet, Bhutan.
We enjoyed the lovely tea with hot momos and fale. Fale (falay) is another Himalayan cuisine but not as popular as momo. Fale is Tibetan style puff pastry filled with minced goat/lamb meat. Then we drove towards Namchi.