Located at an astounding height of almost 2,173m, Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation is the highest tea estate in the world. The factory was opened in the year 1930 and since then very little has changed. The ancient looking machines at the factory are used here to farm tea in an organic manner and the wooden factory itself is a charming sight. One of the most fascinating places to visit in Munnar, Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation must be visited with family for a complete Munnar experience.
The drive to Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation is a memorable one, for many reasons. The most obvious reason is the spellbinding sights that will greet you at every step. However, the road, or rather lack of it, is why this drive will be remembered by you! Driving about an hour north from Munnar will take you to a village named Suryanelli. From here, the road disappears and the only way to get ahead and reach your destination is on a Jeep. The rest of the path is just a series of boulders, on which the Jeep lunges forward with you hoping for the tea estate to be worth the bumpy drive. While you enjoy driving on an unusual path, you will also find yourself surrounded by astounding beauty. Before you reach your destination, the rest of the path is actually a glimpse of what you will get to experience. In order to reach Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation, you will pass many other tea estates, all of which are beautiful in their own sense. However, this is just the start. The real prize awaits at the height of more than 2,400m. It will take you about an hour to cover a distance of just 11km, thanks to the bumpy path. At times, you may even feel like walking would be better, but sit tight for what you will witness in a while will be much more than just worth it. Therefore, it must be on your itinerary of sightseeing in Munnar.
Once you reach Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation, you will behold one of the most beautiful sights you may have ever come across. The surface of slopes at an extraordinary height being covered in lushness will surprise you. Take a tour of the factory and sample teas, all of which is grown organically through time-tested methods. The tour will take about 30 minutes, after which you can simply spend some time with family in the serene environs of Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation.
Where to stay
Munnar is an unspeakably beautiful destination. When you are visiting here with family, choose Club Mahindra Munnar resort, one of the most loved Munnar resorts. The rooms here are beautiful and comfortable plus appointed with a host of modern amenities. To have a memorable family vacation in Munnar, make sure to try out the local delicacies offered at the in-house restaurant of the resort.
Also, read through these Club Mahindra reviews of Munnar resort& get a sneak peek of what Club Mahindra members have to say about this resort in Munnar.
Disclosure: It is a sponsored post and all the opinions mentioned here are of the sponsorer.
(Your Travel Guide)