Tea also known as Chai is the most popular beverage in the whole world. There are basically three main varieties of the tea plant - China, Assam, and Cambodia. The China variety grows as high as nine feet. It has an economic life of around 100 years. The Assam variety grows up to 60 feet in height. Pruning is done to keep its height around 5 feet. It has an economic life of 40 years with pruning and plucking regularly. Tea with fascinating flavours can be produced when grown at an altitude near that of Munnar or Darjeeling.
Munnar is a beautiful destination with the world's best and renowned tea estates. There are over 50 tea estates in and around Munnar. Some of the main tea estates in Munnar include AVT tea, Harrison Malayalam, Brooke Bond, Michael's tea etc. Munnar is one of the largest centers of tea trade in India. Munnar and the surrounding areas were covered by forests until 1970. They were first recognized by the European known as Duke of Wellington.
A.H. Sharp planted the first tea sapling at Parvathi, that is currently the part of Seven mallay estate. Presently the entire area is covered by the miles and miles of lush tea gardens. Munnar is basically a tea town. In order to follow the natural contours of the landscape, the tea bushes are planted 1 meter to 1.5 meters apart. They are also grown on specially created terraces to help irrigation and to prevent erosion. Munnar is perhaps one among the places to preserve and showcase some of the exquisite and fascinating aspects on the growth of tea plantations in Kerala's high ranges.
Tea Valley Resort amidst tea garden
The Munnar Tea Gardens are a must visit if you are planning to visit Kerala. One can walk through these picturesque tea plantations which are filled with rich and scented fragrance of tea. Neelakurinji, a flower that blooms every 12 years can also be spotted while taking a walk through these tea gardens. One also gets a chance to see the picking of the tea leaves and its processing within the factories. Tourists can also pick these leaves and take them back home as a gift of wonderful memories.
Tea Valley Resort
Cottages amidst the lush greenery, aromatic tea gardens and mist-covered hills are hallmarks of Munnar that affords a serenity and tranquility. Experience the beauty of morning dew drops and exotic fauna at Munnar Tea Gardens and feel nature in its purest form. Best time to visit Munnar Tea Gardens in between the months of October and April, when the weather is at its best. The Munnar Tea Gardens are open from early morning to evening. The most attractive part of Tea Valley Resort is its ideal location. Our closeness to Munnar town and variety of flora and fauna surrounding the resort will definitely help you enjoy your vacation and create a most beautiful memoir of Munnar.