Temi, 11 Sept (IPR): ‘The Temi Bunglow’ by Eco Adventure Resorts was inaugurated at Temi Tea Estate today in the presence of Additional Chief Secretary, Commerce & Industries Department, Mr. Thomas Chandy, Managing Director (MD), Temi Tea, Ms. Mrinalini Srivastava, MD, Priya Entertainment Pvt Ltd, Mr. Arjit Dutta, and MD, Eco Adventure Resort, Mr. Uttam Chaudhari, along with local business operators.
Addressing the gathering, Additional Chief Secretary, Commerce & Industries Department, Mr. Thomas Chandy, spoke about the significance of Temi Tea Estate and how this organic estate has brought about ample laurels to Sikkim. He added that this estate is known for producing organic premium tea leaves which he emphasized should be maintained.
Mr. Chandy said that tea tourism should be encouraged in the rural area and that resorts particularly located in Temi Tea estate should be highlighted as it will provide a wide platform for local businesses to flourish and earn profit. Moreover, he also expounded that the resort should provide employment to the locals of the area.
Mr. Chandy updated that the tea estate is filled with rich heritage which he said should be preserved as it is an important asset of the Sikkim State Government. He also read out the message of Hon’ble State Tourism Minister, Mr. B.S. Pant, to the attendees.
It may be mentioned here, this resort at present consists of five rooms along with seven cottages and a view desk. The Temi Bunglow was earlier named as the Bada Bunglow which has currently been transformed into Eco Adventure Hub and marks the first such public and private partnership initiative between the Sikkim Government in the tourism sector. Priya Entertainments Pvt Ltd shall partner this initiative with Temi Tea.