Thirty-five km outside of Munnar, India, the Kolukkumalai Tea Estate is built high atop the precipitous ridge that rises above the plains of Tamilnadu. At about 8,000 feet above sea level, this is the highest tea estate in the world. Known for its excellent, flavorsome teas, this estate is also known for its panaromic views and the for the rugged mountains that surround it.
It’s remote - it takes about 90 minutes to reach Kolukkumalai from Munnar - but on clear nights, you can see Kodaikanal from the estate because of its height. “The rejuvenating fresh air is a blessing in this place, but life is very simple,” one review from a visitor reads. “Their world revolves around their homes and work.”
The factory at the center of the estate has stood for several generations, having been built more than 70 years ago. It uses traditional techniques even today that serve as a draw for tea enthusiasts. Orthodox tea-making is a seven-step process that includes withering, rolling, sieving, fermenting, drying, fiber extraction, and grading. All of this work happens in the small factory that has not been changed since the British constructed it in the 1930s.
The estate was the 2005 Southern Tea Competition winner of the Golden Leaf India Awards.
Kolukkumalai Trekking Camping, Road, Kottagudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Who love hiking and trekking
* Transport from Bangalore to Bangalore
* Accommodation/sleeping bag
* Local Guide
* 2 Breakfast
* 1 Lunch
* 1 Dinner
Anything not mentioned
Private Vehicle | Non AC Vehicle
Tents | Sharing Tents
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- 8:30 pm - Start at Bengaluru.
- Reach Bodimettu freshen up, have breakfast.
- Take an exciting jeep ride to trek start point.
- Start hike across plantations. 14kms.
- Reach the campsite fresh-up.
- Dinner is served.
Day - 2
- Time to wake up
- Witness the sunrise
- Breakfast time
- After breakfast we will start our trek to kolukkumalai peak
The travel is included as a part of the cost. We will update the means of transport and the pick up/ meeting points soon.
Kolukkumalai is around 500 Kms from Bangalore at takes around 10 hrs by road to reach.
- Warm Clothes
- Normal hiking/trekking shoes
- Personal Medication
- Water Bottles ( atleast 2 )
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