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There are so many tea estates that it’s not easy
to determine which are the best for visiting. Some are more receptive to
visitors than others.
One of the most frequently visited estates is
Madabpore Tea Gardens. It has a lake on the premises that hasn’t been treated
with the respect that its scenic potential deserves, but is pleasant
nonetheless. The turn-off for the gardens is about 1.75 km beyond the tea
The sprawling Finlays estate is reportedly not so
hospitable. Politely pleading ignorance and leaving should be enough to deal
with estate managers.
Sadly, tea-estate managers aren’t overly
interested in providing accommodation for travelers, though one suspects that
the first to do won’t be the last. However, all estates have guesthouse
facilities for friends, family and visiting VIPs; given Bangladeshi
hospitality you may be lucky enough to be considered within one, if not all,