Teatrails

An exploration that soothes the mind, body and soul.

A travelogue that blends in with your senses.

A discovery of enchanting tea gardens for you. From Assam, India to Hangzhou, China.

A treat for all tea lovers...

This summer, we set forth for China. Shanghai was our first stop, en-route to the plantations at Longjing, further to the holy city of Buddha, Wuzi and then to Hong Kong and Singapore.

Click on the links below to experience my journeys:

Shanghai  Hangzhou   Wuzi   Hong Kong   Singapore


Oriental Pearl Tower

Oriental Pearl Tower

The highest in Asia and 3rd highest in the world after the TV towers in Toronto, Canada and Moscow, Russia. A symbolic architecture, it's an integrated centre for shopping, food, entertainment, museum and broadcasting.



The Bund and River Cruise

The Bund and River Cruise

When the night falls, all the buildings are lit with colorful lights glistening and dazzling at the Bund. A river cruise starts from here taking one upstream on the Huangpu River, the mother river of Shanghai. It's a treat for the eyes to watch the several buildings with their varying styles of architecture; from Gothic to ancient Greek to Spanish to Baroque, reside harmoniously alongside each other.



Xin Tian Di

Xin Tian Di

A French colony retained as is and now a very fashionable strip with the best of pubs, restos and young artisans who would sketch your pretty face for free!!



Yuyuan Garden

Yuyuan Garden

A 400 year old garden, planted during the Ming dynasty, that has it all from scenic sections of 'Forests and Mountains' to 'Historical Relics' to 'Enchanting Woods' to 'Water and Rockery scenery'.



City Of God

City Of God

Yuyuan Gardens antique zone has the ‘City of God Temple’. A central attraction as it allows one to witness the old world charm of China with its oriental buildings made during the Ming and Qing dynasty. Here, one can also shop for souvenirs and local delights like chopsticks, teas, steamed dumplings, vegetable buns, bean curd and even some beautiful paintings of Lady Buddha.



Jade Buddha

Jade Buddha

Sakaymuni, The Laughing Buddha, The Ghost Buddha, The Lady Buddha…in China each one of them has a unique significance. The Jade temple is a temple enshrined with two Jade Buddhas along with Lotus candles offered to the god and fishes swimming in little ponds which are a symbol of luck and happiness.



Shanghai  Hangzhou   Wuzi   Hong Kong   Singapore