The Kanyam tea estate is located at a stunning elevation of 6000 feet above sea level. In the district where it is located, Ilam, this is the highest point. His Majesty, the late King Birendra foresaw the potential for Nepal to play in the international tea industry. With his direction and technical assistance of the British government, Kanyam plantation's foundation was laid. The tea garden spans 240 hectares and produces around 125,000 Kgs of orthodox tea each year.