Tea plantations in Munnar, Kerala, India
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Your TEA comes from here!. Munnar, India
Munnar is nestled in the Idukki region of Kerala. The ‘Kashmir of South India’ as it is popularly known, lies at an elevation of 1600m above sea level and once served as a summer resort of the British Empire. Today Munnar is a popular honeymoon and travel destination and is synonymous with rolling hills carpeted with lush tea plantations – as seen on our homepage today! The place is known for having some of the best and most beautiful tea gardens in the world.
Munnar came to be known to the outside world in the 1870s with the visit of John Daniel Munro, a British Resident of the then Travancore kingdom. Munro noted that much of Munnar’s land was ideal for the cultivation of tea. Soon many other Europeans began establishing tea plantations in the area throughout the 1880s.
Carefully placed amidst the towering hills and mountains of the Western Ghats, Munnar is a year-round tourist destination. A hill station with never-ending tea estates, gorgeous valleys, curvy roads, exotic species of flora and fauna, scenic towns and many waterfalls, Munnar entices you to take a break and spend quality time in the lap of nature – all while sipping a nice hot tea. Sounds unmissable, right?