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A Trip To Tea Garden Of Kolukkumalai! – Scoutripper


Kolukkumalai- the highest tea estate in the world, is a small village in Tamil Nadu which lies about 32 km from Munnar and is situated at around 7130 ft above the sea level. The tea factory here was established in the year 1935.


This place is special to travel because it has the highest plantations in the world.  With its picturesque beauty, this tea estate will calm your senses and electrify the aroma. The path to get there is; Munnar, Devikulam, Chinnakanal, Suryanelli, Kolukk and then Kolukkumalai.


We started for Kolukkumalai after a yummy breakfast at stunning Munnar. We put our jeep safari on Google maps and started our journey. We drove through some dreamy landscapes into just… nowhere! In the middle of nowhere surrounded by nothing but hills and trees and sound unseen birds all around, the voice at Google said “You have arrived!” surprising as it may seem, but we did not panic. We knew this was certainly not the place to hire jeeps, in fact, there was no jeep seen anywhere, but we couldn’t help admire the beauty of nature around us.


This trip is to see Earth’s heaven; yes, to see Kolukkumalai’s sunrise. It’s like the waves of an ocean, an inexplicable and dreamlike experience. Clouds with indescribable colors surging between the mountains, just like the waves in the ocean, is a rare sight. The way to Kolukkumalai is off-road, so it is highly recommended to book a jeep beforehand. Jeep safari is a thrilling experience in itself.

While leaving this gorgeous place, I made a promise to visit this place again in the future to witness the stunning sunrise and peaceful sunset.