Must Visit

Tea Plantations

We know that ,Tea or Chai is the most widely drunk beverage in the whole world and  Munnar is always synonymous to tea plantation. A trip to Munnar will be incomplete without having a visit to these tea plantations. The lure of Tea Plantation is irresistible when you are in Munnar .Munnar is a place known for its beautiful tea estates and tea cultivation. Carpets of lush green hills spread out evenly and trimmed to perfection is soothing to the eye. The freshness of tea leaves is in the air and presence of unpolluted air makes anyone feel at ease. A trek through these plantations is a lifetime experience..No one will return home without tasting or shopping the tea essence of Munnar.

Munnar is essentially a tea town. Tea bushes are planted 1 meter to 1.5 meters apart to follow the natural contours of the landscape. Sometimes they are grown on specially prepared terraces to help irrigation and to prevent erosion. Fifty years ago tea plants were raised from tea seeds and they were known as seedlings. Munnar is perhaps the choicest of places to preserve and showcase some of the exquisite and interesting aspects on the genesis and growth of tea plantations in Kerala's high ranges. With special emphasis to Munnar, and to the delight of tea lovers and tourists, Tata Tea opened a Tea Museum which houses curious, photographs and machineries, each depicting a turning point that contributed to a flourishing tea industry, as seen today in the region.

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