The irresistible charm of the refreshing and aromatic tea gardens of Kerala has been attracting tourists to its lush green environs for years and its alluring sights make them a must-visit location for all those who visit Kerala. The fresh air and the misty green hills are a delightful combination with tiny gurgling streams flowing through the entire region.
To reach these mini-havens in God’s Own Country, the Kochi outstation taxi service is one of the best ways of experiencing the beautiful surroundings. One can book them easily and travel to the tea gardens in a comfortable manner. Let us explore a few of them so you can plan your next trip there:
Wayanad: Nestled amongst the Western Ghats, the enchanting land of Wayanad is a verdant hill station dotted with tea gardens on its slopes. Enjoy the hypnotic views Wayanad offers and soak in the freshness of tea leaves and its unbeatable aroma. You can approach any car rental in Kochi if you plan to visit this unforgettable place, it is an invigorating 7 hour drive through the mesmerizing NH66 and NH766. Ask for plantation visits for a full-fledged experience of this heavenly abode, where the temperatures are between a pleasant 18 degrees C to 28 degrees C.
Munnar: Located at a dizzying altitude of 6,000 feet from sea level, Munnar is one of the most breathtaking tourist destinations Kerala has to offer. It is one of the largest tea producers of the region and the entire area is dominated by the presence of tea gardens and plantations. Due to its salubrious weather and clean, unpolluted environs, it was known as the summer capital of the British. Temperatures range from 0 degree C to 10 degrees C during winter while summer here is a pleasant 15 to 25°C so choose your visit time accordingly. You can see acres and acres of aromatic tea plantations with a fair sprinkling of coffee and cardamom plantations too. The informative Tea Museum should definitely be a part of your itinerary.
Kannan Devan Hills: Bordering on the Idukki and Kottayam districts of Kerala, Kannan Devan hills boast of magnificent tea and coffee plantations. Post monsoon is the ideal time to visit here as the entire region is fresh from the scrubbing that it receives during this time. One can book cabs in Kochi and a comfortable 140 kilometer 4 hour ride via the SH14, can take you into this wonderful abode of fresh air and an unforgettable aroma of tea. There are many resorts and home stay options which one can explore and spend an amazing time in the midst of the hills of Kannan Devan. The weather at 5600ft is pleasant and beautiful, not to mention the majestic view it offers of the surrounding forest area.
Visiting these serene places is a sure way to rejuvenate the body and mind, while on a trip to these lovely tea gardens discussed above, engage the services of the many guided tours available here, as it provides trivia and many unknown details of the region too.