Located in Kurseong subdivision, in Darjeeling District, Makaibari sustains seven villages and 1.587 people: Kodobari (Millet fields), Fulbari (Flower Garden) and Koilapani (Blackwater) and Cheptey are in the Western side of the estate, while Makaibari (Cornfields), Thapathali (Thapa Village), and Chungey are situated in the Eastern side.
Three rivers flow through Makaibari and empty into the Balason (the primary river of the region).
A three megawatt, run of the river small hydroelectric power generation plant is currently being contemplated on the River Rakti. Once completed, the SHP plant will provide an uninterrupted green, clean and sustainable energy source for the entire estate as well as for the neighboring region.
"For us our tea factory is a living organism, born 150 years ago built entirely in wood, bamboo and cast iron. It has grown organically in the years in different stages becoming a sample of living industrial archaeology perfectly functioning also today, preserving with care its unique atmosphere and heritage character". R. Banerjee