All Shades Of ‘Green’ With ‘Tea Farms’ On The Wide Spread Mountains Of Munnar, Kerala

Posted: December 21, 2011 in travel

I had been to the ‘Gods Own Country’ in the month of Sept 2011, and got the feeling of relocating there forever! Oh So Fresh This Place Is! It’s a 5-6 hour journey from Fort Cochin to Munnar by bus.

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Munnar is a place popular for its Mother Nature! Your eyes will go green when you look at its wide spread tea gardens on the mountains. This is what happened to me as well, when I was in Munnar, Kerala, for a road trip on the mountains with my family members. Where all peaks and mountains in Jammu & Kashmir are covered with white snow, here in Munnar the mountains remain green throughout the year, covered with leaves.  Thanks to the Tea Farms with which you get to see all shades of green colour, all naturally fresh! The mountains simply brighten up really greenly fresh! WOW!

When I go back and take out the pictures captured from my Canon in my Munnar trip, it makes me feel fresh just by looking at them. The nature around, mountains, forests, winds, clouds, and naturally formed waterfalls, make it a must visit place! Imagine how beautiful it could be when you are actually standing right in between them! The plantation of these Tea Gardens and establishment of the Tea Factories has a long back history. Today TATA owns these Tea Gardens, Hats Off to the cleanliness they have maintained! There are workers appointed to manage the tea plants, cut the new leaves, keep them in shape, and do whatever it takes to grow them. Every rock on the mountain is covered with shades of green clothes in the form of tea plants.

What I feel is, you won’t find so many shades of green even in the pack of water colours, as what you will see here at the Tea Gardens on the mountains of Munnar in Kerala. Every tea shrub is evenly cut with alleyway to walk in between. It’s a delight to watch! A fresh delight for your eyes, yes it is! With the tinge of tea entering in to my nose and with fresh green leaves all around me, I felt like “could someone taste me a cup of tea quickly”. The weather was cold enough to have such a hot drink from those freshly cut leaves. Ofcourse tea from the dried leaves! LoL

The roads around these Munnar mountains are awesomely clean with not a single piece of paper fallen around. The roads appear like being cut between the tea plantations on mountains to make way for the cars. As you drive ahead on the mountains, the air gets chilly! When I recall my trip I remember it was drizzling from the clouds, this was the best part of it! The roads went wet, tea leaves were looking fresher and it was fun to stroll around in the mountains between the green covers. Nature at its best!

To add to the natures delight, you have the wild life! What lie beneath the other side of these mountains is deep forests with taller trees.  A river runs in between these tea mountains and the thick forests. They say there are around 80-90 wild elephants living in groups in these forests. Our tour guide made our hearts beat harder as he told us a story about how a group of wild elephants crossed the river, climbed the mountains and damaged a few cars and few lives, few months before! Tell you what; we got lucky to see 7-8 elephants! We could hear them aloud, even from a far distance where we were. It was overwhelming!

All in all it’s a ride of a lifetime! Being here at Munnar, Kerala was a dream come true for us!

I still get the jingle when I recall the trip in wild and green mountains in Munnar!

  1. arjungabriel says:

    Hey very soon I am will visit Munnar. This is just perfect.

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