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Review of Kolukkumalai tea Estate, Munnar

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38 Ratings & 28 Reviews

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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Shvetang Gupta

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  • Shvetang Gupta
  • 32 photos
  • 32 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  17584 readers

"Pictorial view"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Kolukkumalai is highest tea plantation in the world. The scene of tea plantation looks beautiful and never forgettable. Really when you will see you will never think to leave this place. Temperature is so cool.
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Vikas pericherla

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  • Vikas pericherla
  • 2 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  107 readers

"Pristine beauty"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 20, 2017
Most exotic sightseeing destination in India. I have travelled many hillstations in India but Munnar is one of a kind beauty. Nowhere in India could you find such beautifully crafted tea estates among breathtaking landscapes.
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Vikash Agarwal

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  • Vikash Agarwal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 38 photos
  • 102 Reviews
  •  35 helpful votes
  •  45599 readers

"India best tea estate"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 25, 2017
This is the best tea estate I ever visited. There is highest organic tea estate in world. Beauty of this place cannot be expressed in word. You have to book local jeep to visit this place because of very rough and jumpy road. This is also on the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. On the top of this place you find yourself between cloud.
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Pradeep Ramachandran

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  • Pradeep Ramachandran
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 914 photos
  • 193 Reviews
  •  75 helpful votes
  •  75373 readers

"Superb view"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 12, 2016
Nothing else than view. We can see lavish green view all surrounded this place. It is very much attractive place for lovers. Will get super panoramic view.
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Swetambara

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  • Swetambara
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  498 readers

"Beautiful panoramic visuals"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 21, 2016
Beautiful panoramic visuals, a long drive up rickety mountain roads and a stunning sunshine sums up my experience here. If you want to experience some quiet and getaway from the crowded tourist centre, this is your spot. There is tea growing in beautiful symmetrical plantations. There are chirpy workers willing to talk. There is sweet milky tea to drink. Though I did not really like the taste of the tea being sold, you could choose to buy and bring some back if you like weak tea.

For luxury travellers (willing to spend over 5000 a day) there is beautiful accommodation at the estate. Staying there will definitely be a memorable experience.
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About Kolukkumalai tea Estate

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Kokukkumalai Tea Estate lies at a distance of 35 km from Munnar in the state of Tamilnadu, on the high peaks of Western Ghats. Kokukkumalai Tea Estate is the highest tea plantation in the world since it is situated at an altitude of 2440 m (8000 feet) above sea level. This tea estate was established during 1930’s by the British. The tea factory at Kokukkumalai is noteworthy for the traditional or orthodox tea-making techniques.

Orthodox tea-making consists of seven complex steps such as withering, rolling, sieving, fermenting, drying, fibre extraction and grading. Kokukkumalai Tea Estate, famous for its flavoursome teas, was the winner of Southern Tea Competition conducted by the Golden Leaf India Awards in the year 2005.

Kokukkumalai Tea Estate is an isolated place located about 90-minutes drive from Munnar. Situated against the backdrop of mountain ranges of Western Ghats, Kokukkumalai is surrounded by lush hills and valleys. At nights tourists can have a clear view of Kodaikanal from the view point nearby Kokukkumalai Estate.  
 

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