Top 10 Districts with Highest Tea Production

Last updated on 2022-09-25
Top 10 Districts with Highest Tea Production

Nepal is a modest but important tea grower, ranking 19th (0.34 percent) in world output in 2008. Although much of the nation is ideal for tea cultivation, the majority of tea cultivated in Nepal is planted in the eastern areas of Dhankuta, Illam, Jhapa, Therathum, and Panchthar for historical reasons. Here are the top ten districts in Nepal where the most tea is cultivated.

*The ranking is done based on the data collected from the Central Bureau of Statistics.

10. Morang

Morang
Image Source: Radio Kantipur

Morang district is located in the eastern part of Nepal covering an area of 1,855 km2. Most of the land is taken up by rice and jute cultivation, though areas of sal forest remain along the northern part of the district where the plains meet the hills. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics' Commercial Tea Survey, Morang has 35 individual tea holdings and no Estates / Institutions tea holdings. Tea cultivation takes up a total of 25 hectares of land in Morang.

  • Total Tea Production : 35
  • Individuals Tea Holding : 35
  • Institutions Tea Holding : 0
  • Area in Hectors : 25

9. Ramechhap

Ramechhap
Image Source: News of Nepal

Ramechhap is one of Nepal's 77 districts, with its district headquarters at Manthali, and has an area of 1,546 km2. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics' Commercial Tea Survey, Ramechhap has 60 individual tea holdings and 3 Estates / Institutions tea holdings. Tea cultivation takes up a total of 57.2 hectares of land in Ramechhap.

  • Total Tea Production : 63
  • Individuals Tea Holding : 60
  • Institutions Tea Holding : 3
  • Area in Hectors : 57.2

8. Sankhuwasabha

Sankhuwasabha
Image Source: Radio Kantipur

Sankhuwasabha is one of 14 districts of Province No. 1 of eastern Nepal. The district's area is 3,480 km². Sankhuwasabha is very famous for cardamom but nowadays it is also famous for tea production. Sankhuwasabha has 112 individual tea holdings and 2 Estates / Institutions tea holdings, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics' Commercial Tea Survey. Tea cultivation takes up a total of 80.61 hectares of land in Sankhuwasabha.

  • Total Tea Production : 114
  • Individuals Tea Holding : 112
  • Institutions Tea Holding : 2
  • Area in Hectors : 80.61

7. Lalitpur

Lalitpur
Image Source: Nepal Archives

Lalitpur is one of Nepal's 77 districts and is situated in Bagmati Province. The district has a total size of 396.92 km2 and its district headquarters are at Lalitpur. It is one of three districts in the Kathmandu Valley, the other two being Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics ‘ Commercial Tea Survey, Lalitpur has 116 individual tea holdings and no Estates / Institutions tea holdings. Tea cultivation takes up a total of 38.97 hectares of land in Lalitpur.

  • Total Tea Production : 116
  • Individuals Tea Holding : 116
  • Institutions Tea Holding : 0
  • Area in Hectors : 38.97

6. Nuwakot

Nuwakot
Image Source: District Administration Office | Official Website

Nuwakot is a district in Bagmati Province with Bidur as its district headquarters, which has a total area of 1,121 kilometers. Because Nuwakot is a mountainous location with few plains, most of the places are still underdeveloped. Schools, universities, and hospitals are built in city areas, and road infrastructure has improved recently. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics' Commercial Tea Survey, Nuwakot has 226 individual tea holdings and 2 Estates / Institutions tea holdings. Tea cultivation takes up a total of 81.55 hectares of land in Nuwakot.

  • Total Tea Production : 228
  • Individuals Tea Holding : 226
  • Institutions Tea Holding : 2
  • Area in Hectors : 81.55

5. Terhathum

Terhathum
Image Source: Sangalo Khabar

Terathum district in Eastern Nepal is a lovely area with several highland cities and villages within its borders. Terathum district has a natural pond called Marga Pokhari that is surrounded by a lush green forest full of birds and flowers and acts as one of the area's main attractions. Terathum has 316 individual tea holdings and 1 Estates / Institutions tea holdings, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics' Commercial Tea Survey. Tea cultivation takes up a total of 116.74 hectares of land In Terathum.

  • Total Tea Production : 317
  • Individuals Tea Holding : 316
  • Institutions Tea Holding : 1
  • Area in Hectors : 116.74

4. Dhankuta

Dhankuta
Image Source: News Sewa

Dhankuta, Nepal's Queens of Hills, named the finest district in Nepal for the fiscal year 2012-13, is a beautiful area to visit throughout the summer and monsoons. The district's vegetation zones range from subtropical Sal forest along the Tamur and Arun rivers to colder temperate forests on parts of the high peaks that mark the watershed between the two catchment areas. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics' Commercial Tea Survey, 312 individual tea holdings and 6 Estates / Institutions tea holdings in Dhankuta. Tea cultivation takes up a total of 159.69 hectares of land in Dhankuta.

  • Total Tea Production : 318
  • Individuals Tea Holding : 312
  • Institutions Tea Holding : 6
  • Area in Hectors : 159.69

3. Panchthar

Panchthar
Image Source: Himalaya Post

Pachthar is one of 14 districts in Province No. 1 in Nepal's eastern hilly area. It is an eastern Nepalese hill district. The district has a total size of 1,241 km2 (479 sq mi). The population was 191,817 according to the 2011 census. Phidim is the district's administrative center. According to the Commercial Tea Survey by the Central Bureau Of Statistics, there are 767 individual and 4 Estates / Institutions tea holdings in Pachthar. Tea cultivation takes up a total of 674.5 hectares of land in Pachthar.

  • Total Tea Production : 772
  • Individuals Tea Holding : 767
  • Institutions Tea Holding : 4
  • Area in Hectors : 674.5

2. Jhapa

Jhapa
Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Jhapa is a district of Nepal's Province No. 1 in the east. It is Nepal's easternmost district, located in the rich Terai plains. It is located in the Outer Terai. Jhapa has boundaries with the Indian states of Ilam in the north, Morang in the west, Bihar in the south, and West Bengal in the southeast and east. According to the Commercial Tea Survey by the Central Bureau Of Statistics, there are 1532 individual and 69 Estates / Institutions tea holdings in Jhapa. Tea cultivation takes up a total of 7195.15 hectares of land in Jhapa.

  • Total Tea Production : 1601
  • Individuals Tea Holding : 1532
  • Institutions Tea Holding : 69
  • Area in Hectors : 7195.15

1. Illam

Illam
Image Source: Rising Nepal Daily

Ilam, a prominent tourist destination in far eastern Nepal, is one of 14 districts of Province No. 1. It is renowned as the Tea Garden District in Eastern Nepal and is covered with high greenery hills, fantastic tourism spots, and an explorable area. The sloppy hills covered in tea plants provide a unique picture from the Mechi Highway as you go too far east Nepal. According to the Commercial Tea Survey by the Central Bureau Of Statistics, there are 5528 individual and 16 Estates / Institutions tea holdings in Ilam. Tea cultivation takes up a total of 3393.17 hectares of land in Ilam.

  • Total Tea Production : 5598
  • Individuals Tea Holding : 5582
  • Institutions Tea Holding : 16
  • Area in Hectors : 3393.17

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10.

Morang

9.

Ramechhap

8.

Sankhuwasabha

7.

Lalitpur

6.

Nuwakot

5.

Terhathum

4.

Dhankuta

3.

Panchthar

2.

Jhapa

1.

Illam

10. Morang

Morang
Image Source: Radio Kantipur

Morang district is located in the eastern part of Nepal covering an area of 1,855 km2. Most of the land is taken up by rice and jute cultivation, though areas of sal forest remain along the northern part of the district where the plains meet the hills. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics' Commercial Tea Survey, Morang has 35 individual tea holdings and no Estates / Institutions tea holdings. Tea cultivation takes up a total of 25 hectares of land in Morang.

  • Total Tea Production : 35
  • Individuals Tea Holding : 35
  • Institutions Tea Holding : 0
  • Area in Hectors : 25

9. Ramechhap

Ramechhap
Image Source: News of Nepal

Ramechhap is one of Nepal's 77 districts, with its district headquarters at Manthali, and has an area of 1,546 km2. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics' Commercial Tea Survey, Ramechhap has 60 individual tea holdings and 3 Estates / Institutions tea holdings. Tea cultivation takes up a total of 57.2 hectares of land in Ramechhap.

  • Total Tea Production : 63
  • Individuals Tea Holding : 60
  • Institutions Tea Holding : 3
  • Area in Hectors : 57.2

8. Sankhuwasabha

Sankhuwasabha
Image Source: Radio Kantipur

Sankhuwasabha is one of 14 districts of Province No. 1 of eastern Nepal. The district's area is 3,480 km². Sankhuwasabha is very famous for cardamom but nowadays it is also famous for tea production. Sankhuwasabha has 112 individual tea holdings and 2 Estates / Institutions tea holdings, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics' Commercial Tea Survey. Tea cultivation takes up a total of 80.61 hectares of land in Sankhuwasabha.

  • Total Tea Production : 114
  • Individuals Tea Holding : 112
  • Institutions Tea Holding : 2
  • Area in Hectors : 80.61

7. Lalitpur

Lalitpur
Image Source: Nepal Archives

Lalitpur is one of Nepal's 77 districts and is situated in Bagmati Province. The district has a total size of 396.92 km2 and its district headquarters are at Lalitpur. It is one of three districts in the Kathmandu Valley, the other two being Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics ‘ Commercial Tea Survey, Lalitpur has 116 individual tea holdings and no Estates / Institutions tea holdings. Tea cultivation takes up a total of 38.97 hectares of land in Lalitpur.

  • Total Tea Production : 116
  • Individuals Tea Holding : 116
  • Institutions Tea Holding : 0
  • Area in Hectors : 38.97

6. Nuwakot

Nuwakot
Image Source: District Administration Office | Official Website

Nuwakot is a district in Bagmati Province with Bidur as its district headquarters, which has a total area of 1,121 kilometers. Because Nuwakot is a mountainous location with few plains, most of the places are still underdeveloped. Schools, universities, and hospitals are built in city areas, and road infrastructure has improved recently. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics' Commercial Tea Survey, Nuwakot has 226 individual tea holdings and 2 Estates / Institutions tea holdings. Tea cultivation takes up a total of 81.55 hectares of land in Nuwakot.

  • Total Tea Production : 228
  • Individuals Tea Holding : 226
  • Institutions Tea Holding : 2
  • Area in Hectors : 81.55

5. Terhathum

Terhathum
Image Source: Sangalo Khabar

Terathum district in Eastern Nepal is a lovely area with several highland cities and villages within its borders. Terathum district has a natural pond called Marga Pokhari that is surrounded by a lush green forest full of birds and flowers and acts as one of the area's main attractions. Terathum has 316 individual tea holdings and 1 Estates / Institutions tea holdings, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics' Commercial Tea Survey. Tea cultivation takes up a total of 116.74 hectares of land In Terathum.

  • Total Tea Production : 317
  • Individuals Tea Holding : 316
  • Institutions Tea Holding : 1
  • Area in Hectors : 116.74

4. Dhankuta

Dhankuta
Image Source: News Sewa

Dhankuta, Nepal's Queens of Hills, named the finest district in Nepal for the fiscal year 2012-13, is a beautiful area to visit throughout the summer and monsoons. The district's vegetation zones range from subtropical Sal forest along the Tamur and Arun rivers to colder temperate forests on parts of the high peaks that mark the watershed between the two catchment areas. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics' Commercial Tea Survey, 312 individual tea holdings and 6 Estates / Institutions tea holdings in Dhankuta. Tea cultivation takes up a total of 159.69 hectares of land in Dhankuta.

  • Total Tea Production : 318
  • Individuals Tea Holding : 312
  • Institutions Tea Holding : 6
  • Area in Hectors : 159.69

3. Panchthar

Panchthar
Image Source: Himalaya Post

Pachthar is one of 14 districts in Province No. 1 in Nepal's eastern hilly area. It is an eastern Nepalese hill district. The district has a total size of 1,241 km2 (479 sq mi). The population was 191,817 according to the 2011 census. Phidim is the district's administrative center. According to the Commercial Tea Survey by the Central Bureau Of Statistics, there are 767 individual and 4 Estates / Institutions tea holdings in Pachthar. Tea cultivation takes up a total of 674.5 hectares of land in Pachthar.

  • Total Tea Production : 772
  • Individuals Tea Holding : 767
  • Institutions Tea Holding : 4
  • Area in Hectors : 674.5

2. Jhapa

Jhapa
Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Jhapa is a district of Nepal's Province No. 1 in the east. It is Nepal's easternmost district, located in the rich Terai plains. It is located in the Outer Terai. Jhapa has boundaries with the Indian states of Ilam in the north, Morang in the west, Bihar in the south, and West Bengal in the southeast and east. According to the Commercial Tea Survey by the Central Bureau Of Statistics, there are 1532 individual and 69 Estates / Institutions tea holdings in Jhapa. Tea cultivation takes up a total of 7195.15 hectares of land in Jhapa.

  • Total Tea Production : 1601
  • Individuals Tea Holding : 1532
  • Institutions Tea Holding : 69
  • Area in Hectors : 7195.15

1. Illam

Illam
Image Source: Rising Nepal Daily

Ilam, a prominent tourist destination in far eastern Nepal, is one of 14 districts of Province No. 1. It is renowned as the Tea Garden District in Eastern Nepal and is covered with high greenery hills, fantastic tourism spots, and an explorable area. The sloppy hills covered in tea plants provide a unique picture from the Mechi Highway as you go too far east Nepal. According to the Commercial Tea Survey by the Central Bureau Of Statistics, there are 5528 individual and 16 Estates / Institutions tea holdings in Ilam. Tea cultivation takes up a total of 3393.17 hectares of land in Ilam.

  • Total Tea Production : 5598
  • Individuals Tea Holding : 5582
  • Institutions Tea Holding : 16
  • Area in Hectors : 3393.17

10.

Morang

9.

Ramechhap

8.

Sankhuwasabha

7.

Lalitpur

6.

Nuwakot

5.

Terhathum

4.

Dhankuta

3.

Panchthar

2.

Jhapa

1.

Illam