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“Are Tea Gardens really gardens?”
Review of Tea Gardens

Tea Gardens
Ranked #1 of 67 things to do in Munnar
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

I have always wondered why tea estates were called tea gardens and during this visit to Munnar I realised why. The undulating greenery on the terraced slopes, swathed in the rolling mist set -amidst winding roads with an occasional gnarled tree or moss covered rock, provide the minimalist contrast of a Japanese rock garden. Yes, now I know why teas estates are called tea gardens.

In the first week of Sept. 2012 three of us from Bangalore drove from Aranmulla in the Pathanmthitta district of Kerala to Munnar thro the Idukki district. This was the final leg our weeks travel through Kerala. It was a route especially chosen, as it took us through the thick jungles and rubber plantations of Idukki district and finally onto the beautiful landscape of Munnar.

As it was still raining intermittently, the overcast skies with occasional glimpses of the sun was a photographer's delight and I have hundreds of images of this road's beautiful landscape. The roads are in a very good condition, though just a two lane width in most places. But the stunning beauty of the verdant, tropical landscapes on either side of the road more than compensate for the minor inconveniences of the road.

For the serious road buff and the avid photographer a drive through the tea gardens of Munnar is a memory to be cherished.

Ravindra Ramarao
Bangalore

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

The Munnar area (Tea Gardens) is a fantastic attraction. The mountainsides covered with tea trees are breathtaking. Add to this beautiful flowering trees and other brightly colored foliage, like poinsettia, and you have a magnificent scenic attraction.

We were very impressed and highly recommend a trip to this area.

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

The tea estates in Munnar are fantastic. Its so refreshing to see the greenery. Various photo points available that are mind blowing! We bought masala tea from Munnar that is good.

Thank Sushma R
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

You cannot miss the tea estates when in Munnar! They are beautiful and you feel like doing a Bollywood song and dance routine running through them. Do not miss the Tea museum! We stocked up on a lot of 'how-tea-is-made' knowledge and a lot of different flavored teas as well!

Thank Tarang A
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

the best natural loaction i have visited till day...just breathtaking view....god i cant pen down my feeling...:))))

Thank happyaks
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