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Tea Gardens, Munnar, Kerala. India

August 25, 2017

Tea Gardens Munnar, Kerala. India
Tea Gardnes in Munnar are one of the beautiful Gardens on the Way from Suryanelli to Munnar. You can find this way foggy sometime. The View of the Mountains Covered with tea Plants looks Amazing. Munnar is one of the most visited place in India by tourists in Kerala. On the way you can also find Colored Stones where the best selfie can be taken with your family. The draw back for this place is that you cannot find any washrooms on the way to Munnar. You can also find more beautiful and less crowded tea Gardens Around Munnar. Munnar has Expensive and Lush Tea Gardens, This is the reason tourists want to experience this Place. It is known for peace and Beauty. Tea Gardens in Munnar are at the highest Altitude in the Country. The interesting point about tea Gardens is that the taste of tea varies with Altitude. 
Wherever you go in Munnar you see rows of Tea plants, done like a man taking measurements and planting. Every turn at Munnar one feels like stopping , hungry more for impressions and the fresh air filling the lungs. The more You see more You feel being there, absolutely a bliss and movie like dream place. And one says OOOh, "GODS OWN COUNTRY".
Munnar is 5200 feet above from the sea level, and the center of the attraction is the tea plantations. It is A place where you would want to lose yourself. A place you fall in love with. A place where you want to be forever and never return back.These are the tea estates of Munnar, spread over hundreds and thousands of acres, over big mountains and small round hills, bejeweled with silver oaks trees all lined up symmetrically. Munnar is is about 4-5 hour drive from Kochi or Ernakulam. There are lots of Points and Places to visit while you are in Munnar including the Botanical garden.The green is overwhelming, there are small gushing waterfalls seen often in monsoon, the beauty is just too much to absorb and you feel that this is nothing less than paradise.
The Munnar Tea Gardens are a must visit if you are in Kerala. Until 1760, Munnar and its surrounding area were covered by forests. The place was first recognized by a European known as Duke of Wellington. A first sampling of tea plant was planted and today one can see miles and miles of lush green tea gardens. One can walk through these picturesque tea gardens which are filled with rich and scented fragrance of tea. You can also spot, a flower that blooms every 12 years while taking a walk through these tea gardens. One also gets an opportunity to see the picking of the tea leaves and its processing in the factories on the visit. Tourist can also pick these leaves and take them back home as a souvenir of wonderful memories.Tourists can also capture on camera beautiful flora and fauna while taking a walk through these gardens. One may encounter with the rare species of mountain goat Nilgiri Tahr or Ibex, elephants, tigers, and lion tailed macaque, flying squirrel, Nilgiri wood pigeon and many more while on excursions to these gardens.Quaint cottages, fragrant tea gardens and mist-draped mornings are hallmarks of Munnar that affords a serenity and tranquility. So capture the beauty of morning dew drops and exotic fauna at Munnar Tea Gardens and feel nature in its purest form.
There are lots of tea gardens on the way which you can enjoy while travelling to this beautiful Place. The enchanting view is captivating and transports you to another world. You can see the carpet for as far as your eyes can see. There is no end to them.The Lush green tea fields looks like green blankets spread across the misty hills. The beautiful landscape and the clouds floating around can make up your most memorable times at the 'God's own country'.One can see rolling hills covered in tea bushes. The greenery is soothing and mesmerizing for the viewer. Walk through the estate where permitted and get to see how the simple cup of tea originates. If time permits, visit a tea factory, museum and the factory outlet to know more about tea. There is no boarding or cut out in this are because of Tata owns hence you will get piece of mind here.All tea gardens are private properties and they have a no trespassing sign put up,yet people trespass. Good to view while driving fast.Travelling in tea gardens in munnar is a memorable experience on bike, the lush green gardens carpet the entire terrains and the greenish turf covers the landscape. Its a must visit place for nature and trekking lovers to have a cool and thrilling experience to drive in the curves , ups and downs. It will take a day long travel admiring the beautiful tea estates, and spice gardens along the road , and halting at tea shops.The pictures don't do justice to the vast greenery of tea leaves gardens all across the city. A must visit. Carry water with you and some snacks while venturing these gardens. Munnar Tea Gardens and Tour Packages

Munnar is the most idyllic location in the whole of Kerala. There are Some Breathtaking and Mesmerizing views nestled around the tea plantations.A certain welcome getaway from the busy and monotonous life.Everything about Munnar is so enjoyable, the climate ,tea plantations,silver oaks,mighty mountains, the moving mist,fresh unpolluted air,flora and fauna and so on.This is certainly a must visit hill station in India.Tea Museum is a must visit place at Munnar, don't forget to buy the Tea from the museum once your tour is ended. You will find this enroute to thekkady from Munar. The place is beyond words. This hill station is so scenic. Just drive through various tea estates which lie on the way. you may get a chance to spot wild elephants as well through the tea estates. One of the most beautiful tea gardens you will find in India. We are writing this, considering We have visited many tea gardens in north-east and eastern part of the country. The way the plants are arranged, the slopes, its a treat to the eye. You will just love the place, and enjoy the greenery to your heart's content. A fantastic place for photo opportunity.

I have earlier visited tea gardens at OOty and Darjeeling. Though the tea gardens in Munnar are not as huge as in the other places but definitely they are more beautiful.Besides tea gardens there are other tourist attractions also like Aravikulam National Park where south India`s highest peak Anai mudi is situated, Muttukadu Dam and Kulukkumalai tea garden where world`s highest tea plantation and tea factory is situated. 

Munnar Tour Packages, Munnar Sightseeing Places, Best Places to Visit in MunnarWeather of Munnar is very pleasant and the place not much crowded so you can enjoy the nature`s beauty. Some of the festivals of Munnar are Attukal Pongala, Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Thrissur Pooram Festival and Onam. Onam is a crop festival and is celebrated by south Indian People. Such a refined place with no issue regarding how to reach Munnar makes it even more famous. Munnar is fully equipped with bus services that connect the cities around Munnar and in neighboring state with road. The nearest railway station is located in Angamaly, located 120 km away from Munnar. 
The nearest airport to the city is Cochin International airport, located 125 km away from Munnar. For easy ticket booking and online booking facility one can find Gautam and Gautam Group an easy option.
Various attractions in Munnar are: Hill View Park, Idukki,Sita Devi Lake, Devikulam,Rajamalai National Park (Eravikulam National Park),Idukki Arch Dam, Idukki,Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary (Thattekkad Sanctuary),Mattupetti Dam,Anamudi Peak,Kulamavu, Idukki,Mattupetti Indo-Swiss Farm,Top Station,Tata Tea Museum,Nadukani, Idukki,Kundala Lake,Kolukkumalai Tea Estate,Painavu, Idukki,Kalvari Mount , Idukki,Marayoor,Thumpachi Calveri Samuchayam, Idukki,Echo Point,Trekking,Pallivasal Falls, Devikulam,Valara Falls,Cheeyappara Waterfalls,Chinnakanal Waterfalls,Keezharkuthu Falls, Idukki,Tea & Spice Plantation , Devikulam,Thommankuthu Falls, Idukki,Blossom International Park,High Range Club,Rock Climbing and Rappelling,Mattupetty Lake, Devikulam,The Christ Church,Thoovanam Falls, Devikulam etc.

Best time to go Munnar is August - March.

Snowfall can be seen in the months of December - January


Main Tea Estates 
Some of the main tea estates here are the TATA Tea Company and they even have a Museum at the Nallathani estate.The Kolukkumalai tea estate is 35 km from Munnar and at 8000 ft is said to be the highest tea garden.

Best Time to Visit Munnar 
Between the months of October and April. View is more pleasant on the way to Thekkady

Who Should Visit

Honeymooners :
This is the awesome place for honeymooners, except summer time (April and May) the place have very good climate and some time foggy too. 
A feedback from our regular Guest " My honeymoon destination. Came out to be a perfect location to spend quality time with my Partner. Took a half day while passing by the tea gardens there, looks like a green velvet layer from outside"


Photographers :
A must visit place for photographers!! You can see various shades of green with mesmerizing sky calling you to spend time there. You must take a walk through the tea gardens. Its a beautiful place to take pictures.There is a very nice place for photo shooting named as photo point which is being used for film shooting,

Trekkers :
Munnar is a Good Place for Trekking. 

Bikers :
Munnar is a must visit place for Bikers and who like long drives. Scenery beauty on the way of Munnar can be enjoyed on bike ride. 


Flim Shooting : 
The tea gardens make a beautiful backdrop for photographs. Hundreds of movies shoots are taken from this place. Don't forget to wear on the attire of the locals for a memorable picture

Must Visit Places in Munnar. What Guests Say about different places in Munnar

Tea Museum :
You will come to know how tea is prepared and what are the benefits. A must visit place where you can know the history behind tea plantation and manufacturing.They have a lecture session where we can know how exactly the tea can be made. Must listen lecture.Also they have shop where You can buy different green tea lots of varieties. The homemade chocolates are also very good in quality. Suggestion for travellers to cover their body and heads before entering into the factory because of the tea manufacturing process inside, the factory releases tea remains and ashes. One must cover their eyes too. 


Kanan Devan Tea Museum :
A Good Place to visit in Munnar. 

KDHP tea museum :
It is must visit place in munnar. This place is must visit for all tea lovers.The drive till tea garden is awesome. Full off tea plantations around. lush green everywhere. Plan your trip well as, it will be closed on Mondays. They will explain you the history of KDHP through projected video and then walk around in plant where you can really sea how the fresh tea leafs are being converted to aromatic tea powder. You should check in outlet where you get fresh products of their brand.

Dream land amusement park :
It is must visit if your going with kids. They have couple of activities which every one can enjoy. .

Hydel Park :
Another point is Hydel park which is very beautiful. Lush, expansive park known for its nature trails, bird-watching & scenic lookout points. Rose garden is a must watch which has beautiful flowers

Kulukkumalai Tea Estate :
4x4 trip at sunrise (where they grow the world's highest orthodox tea)

Srishti Estate :
A site where they produce organic fabrics and textiles. No profit and in help of less fortunate people

Traditional dances and martial arts in the evening
Book it in Advance if you want to avoid Sold Out. It is Just Awesome and Must Visit.

KULUKKUMALAI Tea Estate :
(World's Highest Tea Garden estate) and the climate is coooool. Total Munnar Tea estates covered with mist and climate was Awesome.. Really it is a Heaven for Nature lovers

Top Station
Top Station,located around 32 km away from Munnar, is the highest point (1700m) in Munnar, on the Munnar-Kodaikkanal road. The place falls on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. Here you can enjoy the panoramic view of Western Ghats and the valley of Theni district of Tamil Nadu.Top Station got its name from the fact that it was the uppermost railway station located in the Kundala Valley. At this highest point, you may feel that the clouds are just a hand touch away from you. The destination is famous for the Neelakurinji flowers (Strobilanthus), which used to bloom once in twelve years. The bloom of these rare flowers will give the destination a different bluish look. The next flowering season of Neelakurinji is on 2018.The best time to visit Top station is from April to May. Top Station is easily accessible from Munnar as there are frequent buses from there and you can also make use of the cabs available. You can also visit the Kurinjimala sanctuary very near to top Station.

How to Reach Munnar 

By Air
Munnar does not have an airport of its own. The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport, which is 110 kilometres away by road. From Cochin, you can hire a cab to get to Munnar. The Madurai International Airport is 140 kilometers away from Munnar. In case you de-board at the Madurai International Airport, you can hire a cab or board the state transport or private buses to get to Munnar.

By Bus
State-run or private buses, playing from various towns in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, are the best way to get to Munnar by road. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation provides bus services to Munnar from all major cities in Kerala.

By Train
The nearest railway station from Munnar is at Aluva, which is at a distance of 110 kilometeres from Munnar. The Ernakulam Railway Station is 130 kilometeres away while the Madurai Railway Station is at a distance of 135 kilometeres. From these points, you can either hire a cab or board the state transport or private buses wherever available.

Road Self Drive Routes to Munnar 
Driving to Munnar can be a lot of fun. Here is a distance chart to help you plan your road trip better.

Munnar - Ernakulam: (135 kilometres) 4.5 hours 
Munnar - Thekkady: (110 kilometres) 4 hours 
Munnar - Thiruvananthapuram: (300 kilometres) 9 hours 
Munnar - Palani: (120 kilometres) 2.5 hours 
Munnar - Coimbatore (150 kilometres) 6 hours 
Munnar - Madurai (135 kilometres) 6 hours

Detailed Feedback From different Guests Who Visited Munnar, Kerala : 

"We visited Lockhart Tea Factory, where at a charge of Rs 150 per person we got the unique opportunity to see the procedure of Tea processing. Though majority of the factories have adopted the automatic machine based system of processing but Lockhart Tea Factory still uses the manual procedure. Another attraction is visit to the Spice gardens, from these places we picked up souvenirs, garden fresh products. Munnar is situated about 6000 feet above the sea level and has pleasant climate 365 days round the year. During winters temperature drops down to sub zero sometimes. It rains any time thus clouds are an integral part of scenic beauty of this place. When in Munnar enjoy the nature, I would advise stay away from noisy touristy Places. Resorts would suggest to make a part of your site seeing schedule like Elephant Ride, Boating at Lakes etc. These places are full of chaos, enjoy watching birds, admire the scenic beauty, enjoy the good food, tangy spicy Flaveours of Kerala. In the evening watch Kathakali Show and Kerala Marshal Art Demonstration. Being a popular tourist destination many stay options are available suiting every budget requirements. From Cochin Airport Munnar is about 4 hours drive, a considerable part of the drive is through winding hilly roads. Take adequate medication if you suffer from motion sickness." ~ Vairamuthu

"Visiting Munnar and not visiting Kannan Devan tea museum is like celebrating Thanksgiving day without turkey. We enjoyed drinking tea and it has been without any knowledge and it is during this visit we realized that drinking tea is an art. A place that helps discover the goodness of tea." ~ Deepak G

"The Earth has it's own music for those who listen, and it's most harmonious in Munnar tea gardens. It's so peaceful and simply mesmerizes you with the beauty and greenery all around. Don't start shooting selfies, click Photos just relax take deep breaths and you won't think to leave this place."The poetry of Nature is never dead." ~ Prabhat Kumar

"We booked a tour through G and G that was both tea and spice. Giri was our guide and was so lovely. He was funny and taught us so many interesting facts along the way.
Very beautiful views all across Munnar. Our resort also had a guided tea garden tour every day at 5 pm where we could actually visit one and had an up close and personal view of the gardens. Really soothing for the eyes."
J.K. Chandran

"Go to Munnar on top station road beyond Kundala dam n enjoy the beauty which u will never forget in your life.Please spare half an hour for any tea garden tour. Totally worth each penny spent." ~ Antanet

"It was decided that he would take us to Rose garden, Mattupatty Dam, Kundala Lake, Echo point. The rose garden is not much of a site, so we didn’t spend much of the time there. We then moved towards Mattupatty Dam. The lake created at the dam site is quite a nice placeto visit. There were a lot of boat services that were on offer. Even though the place was a bit crowded with tourist, the place is still a must visit place. We then went to the Echo point. Echo point is a point on the same lake where one can hear his own voice being echoed around the hills. The lake being quite a large one, we decided to go and sit at an isolated location by the lake. The water of the lake is quite clear. After spending some quite time by the lake we travelled towards the Kundala Lake. This lake too much like the previous one, is quite a beautiful site to spend some time at. Top station is quite near to this place. But since it was late in the afternoon and to the advice most of the localities’ we decided not to visit this place. We were told that one should visit this place early morning so that they can see the valley clearly but at that time of the day the entire region would remain overcast with mist with not much visibility. On reaching back to the hotel we decided to visit Pothumedu view point. We watched a lovely sun set at this point and enjoyed a warm cup of coffee from a local tea stall. Views of coffee, tea, and cardamom plantations are excellent from here and it’s an ideal spot for trekking and hiking amidst lush mountains, rolling hills and breathtaking scenery.We headed straight to the market place from this place so some shopping. Most common shopping items here would be home made chocolates and spices. Being interested in neither I started searching the local shops for some handicraft items. At the end of my search I found myself buying some mask of Kathakali dancers, the famous dance form of Kerala. We had our dinner at the resort’s restaurant. The food was good and yummy. We tried out some local delicacies of Kerala. Being an ardent lover of beef we were overjoyed to find a number of beef items on the menu.On our next day’s agenda was Eravikulam National Park, Green valley view, shooting point, Luckom water fall, Sandalwood forest and Chinnar Wild life sanctuary. Eravikulam National Park, also known as Rajamala National Park, is famous for endangered Nilgiri Thar. The park offers a magnificent view of the tea plantations and also the rolling hills caressed by blankets of mists. The Green valley view point is a view point overlooking the lovely tea garden. It is idea for taking some lovely snaps. Next on our list was the lovely Lockom waterfall. There is an entry ticket of Rs10 for this. One would not mind paying the amount after seeing the well maintenance of the waterfall. Unlike most of the waterfalls, it was garbage free and quite secluded in location. You can also Plan a Trekking in advance if you want to do that. We spend some watching the lovely waterfall after which we headed for the next places on our tour list. On the way to Chinnar wildlife sanctuary, one can see the sandalwood forest. This is the only place where you can see sandalwood trees growing naturally. Unfortunately one is not allowed inside the forest due to security reasons." ~ Surya K

"Our next stop was Chinnar wild life sanctuary. There are a number of treks that are arranged from here but need to be booked in advance. We had opted for a small guided trek inside the jungle that would give us the view of the natural caves with murals, and relics from Later Stone Age civilization. The Thoovanam waterfall can be seen at a distance from this place. After a tiring trek we headed back to Munnar for our Kathakali and Kalaripayattu show. Both the shows are organized near the bazaar area and should be booked in advance to avoid sold out. Kalaripayattu is an ancient martial art from the state of Kerala. Both the shows are nice to watch." ~ Sudhi S

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