Munnar tea plantation
Photo by Amit Rawat

Munnar

Hill station famous for its rolling tea plantations

Scottish tea planters came to Munnar in the 1870s and started converting the area into tea plantations. At 1600 metres above sea level, the climate is ideal for growing tea and many fruits (e.g. strawberry) and vegetables (e.g. carrot and potato) that won't grow easily in other parts of Kerala. In short, Munnar was an ideal location for the tea planters longing for the highlands of Scotland. Munnar is still home to some of the highest quality tea grown in India.

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