Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Idukki

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Visit the highest tea plantation in the world at Kolukkumalai Tea Estate. Sitting at 2,170 m (7,130 ft) above sea level, this attraction requires quite a journey to reach, so count on taking a jeep across muddy and bumpy roads. Learn the plantation's traditional, orthodox tea-making process, which includes withering, rolling, sieving, fermenting, and more. With breathtaking views of rugged terrain and endless hiking trails, you may be tempted to stay overnight. Check out the attraction's facilities, including a range of options, from modern rooms to workers' accommodation. Plan your Kolukkumalai Tea Estate visit and explore what else you can see and do in Idukki using our Idukki online trip itinerary builder .
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  • Actual Tea factory is located at around 7000 ft, which is even higher then mountains like Darjeeling and Manali, and 2000 ft higher then Munnar. This place is for stronger people to visit because the ...  more »
  • Kolukkumalai is a place which you must visit if you are in Munnar. Jeep safari there take to the highest point which is 7500ft above sea level. The road there is quite rude, in the jeep one has to jum...  more »
  • beautiful mountain, good if you visit early in the morning to get a better sunrise view. it is also good for the photographers  more »
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  • Home to the highest tea plantations in the world. The factory at the tea estate still uses traditional technique of tea production. Old machinery still bearing the logo, gives an old world charm. Friendly factory employees explain the tea production process while encouraging us to do the process ourselves. One should try the different flavors of tea. Panoramic views, fresh air, the mountains surrounding the place, makes the place awesome.
  • One of the best place to watch sunset and sunrise on top of the mountains. If thick fog is there, the view becomes very beautiful. The Jeep safari to place is a bit tough because of the off road conditions. There is no proper road and hence a big bumpy ride. It will be too hard for people with joint issues especially back problems. From the view point you can also go to a small tea factory where you can buy organic tea. There are toilets available besides the factory and also you can see and understand the different processes involved. Note: for a better view, walk through the mountain top ridge which starts behind the tea shop. The Jaguar rock is a famous rock here. Caution must be taken as it is too deep on both sides of the path leading to it.
  • Highest tea plantation in the world. Famous for organic tea. Well maintained tea estate and factory. Must watch place in munnar. Superb and mind blowing experience.
  • Breathtaking views of the western ghats. Also good experience learning about the orthodox tea manufacturing process. Must visit.
  • Kolukkumalai tea estate is the highest tea plantations in the world with the tea grown. It is a must visit place in Munnar. The most interesting part is the journey to the estate which has Breath Taking views and it's an adventurous jeep ride.Everyone can enjoy the amazing view and the climate.

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