Tea plantations, Munnar, Kerala, India
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Munnar is located in the Idukki region of Kerala. The Kashmir of South India, as it is popularly known, lies at an elevation of 1,600 metres above sea level and is famed for having some of the best and most beautiful tea gardens in the world. Munnar became known to the outside world in the 1870s after a visit from 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.
Today Munnar is a popular honeymoon and year-round travel destination and is synonymous with towering hills carpeted with tea plantations and the mountains of the Western Ghats – as seen in our homepage image today. Offering all the beauty of lush valleys, exotic species of flora and fauna, scenic towns and many waterfalls, Munnar entices you to take a break and spend quality time in nature – all while sipping a refreshing tea.