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Tea Gardens, Munnar

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Visit Tea Gardens, which made the hill station of Munnar famous, attracting travelers from all over the world with picturesque scenery. Miles of tea plantations sprawl over the undulating hills, forming lush green terraces and a postcard-like view that provides photographers with a picture-perfect background for their shots. Enjoy the vista and the aroma of the tea estates as you traverse the area, visit the tea museum, and spot some of the vibrant local wildlife that inhabits these parts. You might even see the rare "neelakurinji" flowers that, blooming once every 12 years, drape the hills of Munnar in a scenic shade of blue. To visit Tea Gardens on your holiday in Munnar, and find out what else Munnar has to offer, use our Munnar.
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  • As you drive around Munnar, you just cannot miss the expanse of the tea plantations from the roadside to the top of the mountains. From a distance it’s just incredible and the views are fantastic... 
    As you drive around Munnar, you just cannot miss the expanse of the tea plantations from the roadside to the top of the mountains. From a distance it’s just incredible and the views are fantastic...  more »
  • kids loved seeing the estate and we enjoyed our short walks in the estate. the place is well maintained 
    kids loved seeing the estate and we enjoyed our short walks in the estate. the place is well maintained  more »
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  • Mesmerizing view. I had a great time spent in nature.
  • The hill station of Munnar is synonymous with rolling hills that are carpeted with verdant plantations of tea – a delicious beverage loved worldwide. This place is recognised for having some of the best and most beautiful tea gardens across the globe. Owing to the presence of large tea estates and big names in the field, it is regarded as a prominent hub of tea trade in the country. Until 1790, Munnar was a densely forested region that was discovered by the Duke of Wellington. In 1870, a subordinate of Travancore's ruler granted 588 sq km of land on lease to J.D. Munro, who was a Scottish tea planter and a lawyer. A.H. Sharp planted the first sapling of tea at Parvathi, which now comes under the Sevenmallay Estate. In present times, the hill station has more than 50 tea gardens and sprawling estates. Harrison Malayalam, Michael's Tea, Brooke Bond and AVT Tea are some of the well-known tea estates in the region. Tea in Munnar is grown on its undulating terrain, which appear as if they are covered with a bright green blanket. Sometimes, terraced plantation is also followed in order to prevent soil erosion and to facilitate irrigation. As tea has become one of the reasons behind this hill station's international fame, it is considered an important aspect of this place. Keeping this in mind, Tata Tea established a tea museum to provide an insight into the process that is involved behind every delicious sip of tea.

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