Location of Meghma
Meghma is a small hamlet inside the Singalila National Park in the Darjeeling subdivision, Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal, near the India - Nepal border, and lies on the Sandakphu Trek.
Climate of Meghma
Meghma as the name suggest is covered by clouds most of the time. The tourist or the guests entering Meghma is welcomed by the Buddhist monastery because the cloud is a magician here which conceals and reveals the monastery.
Tourism in Meghma
Meghma is the cleanest village in this area and a suitable place to take a rest and probably the best place to take the first halt to prepare for a long Singalila Trek. It is situated about 3 hours of trekking distance from Manebhanjan. There is a small tea factory in the village of Meghma where tea is processed completely hand made. The factory in Meghma processes tea from near tea estate which is one of the highest tea estates in the Himalayas and lies at 2400 metres above sea level. It was also the ancestral place of Darjeeling politician, Madan Tamang.
Economy of Meghma
The main source of income of Meghma is from agriculture and people here grow a number of vegetables namely Carrot, Turnip, Potato, Cabbage,Radish, Beet Root and Celery. Apart from this people produce cheese and butter from cow milk. They find Maneybhanjang as the nearest market to sell off their goods but, if they can sell it in Darjeeling they fetch more money.
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