Just like every year in autumn, the Temi Hills has once again been lit up in an unforgettable mood of festivities. About 50 km from Gangtok, located in South Sikkim, the unique Cherry Tea Festival was inaugurated at the Temi Tea Estate on November 8. The event held this year from November 8 to November 10, 2019, aims at promoting organic tea along with highlighting the beauty of the place with its amazing cherry blossoms in full bloom against a setting of the majestic Kanchenjunga.
Nature and adventure-lovers, besides shutterbugs, come here from all over the country and abroad to take part in various activities and competitions held here during this time.
Locals, following tradition, set up their own stalls, cook traditional food, wear colourful traditional attire and sing and dance for three days against a backdrop of colourful cherry blossoms in the garden. There isn’t any better time to know and understand the Sikkimese people.
The Temi Autumn Carnival is a golden opportunity for those who want a taste and feel of Temi from up close. You will remember your experience at the festival forever.
The opening ceremony of Carnival-2019 was graced by the respected Krishna Kumari Rai and minister Arun Upritti. The event began with a colourful presentation at the picturesque Temi Tea Garden, the village and the traditional stalls for the tourists who took part.
Upon arrival at Temi, the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour were given a grand reception by (Clc, President) Tashi Tshering Bhutia with Durga Prasad Poudyal, Temi Tea MD Mrinalini Srivastava, all the residents of Temi Tea Estate and local folk at a warm ceremony.