Have you ever thought taking a green aromatic vacation in South India? Yes, you read that right- an aromatic vacation.
And that’s absolutely possible in some of the spectacular tea plantations spread over the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka that are perfect for tea tourism in India. Here is the list of top five tea plantation destinations of South India that you can visit for a delightful aromatic vacation.
1. Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Munnar
What could be a better place to have a cup of aromatic tea than the hills of Kolukkumalai, the highest tea plantation in the world. Located near Munnar this is a few such plantations across India where till date the organic and traditional methods are used for tea harvesting. (the secret behind the amazing tea here). With its stunning views, an opportunity to observe plantation life from close and a tea factory tour this tea estate takes you back in time. Stay in Munnar and take a day trip to Kolukkumalai Tea Estate – a place untouched by modernity.
2. Kanan Devan Hill Plantation, Munnar
Kannan Devi tea plantation is one of the oldest tea plantations in Munnar and the only one to boast of a Tea Museum. This Tea Museum tells the story of a century old tes plantatiojn and its growth. Kanan Devan Hill tea plantation attracts huge visitors from all across the world
3. Harrisons Malayalam Tea Plantation, Munnar
A visit to the rolling green hills of Harrison Malayalam tea estates and the factory near Devikulam can be a delightful experience for you. The factory visit teaches you about all the nitty -gritty of tea making. There is also a small shop nearby from where one can buy amazing aromatic tea at a discounted rate.
4. Nilgiri Tea Plantations, Tamil Nadu
Nilgiri Tea plantations are 365 days tea plantations in the Niligiri Hills area. This place offers amazing aromatic tea for the tourists and outstanding natural beauty. The tea here is dark, intensely aromatic, fragrant. For over hundred years Nilgiri Tea Plantations has been growing tea and till date looks equally beautiful and lovely.
5. Kelagur Tea Estate, Karnataka
The Kelagur Tea estate is famous for its organic process of tea making and has gained great popularity among tea connoisseurs from across the world for the same. If you are planning to visit best tea plantations in India, then you must visit this place. Enjoy a home stay inside the plantation and make the most of your vacation.
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So pack your bags and flasks to visit these amazing destinations and enjoy your own tasty and aromatic plantation vacation. The green hills, zero pollution and lovely landscapes of these tea tourism destinations are surely worth visiting. Make sure to taste and pack tea leafs to make your trip tasty, aromatic and memorable.