The Ultimate Guide to Tea Before You Plan a Trip to Munnar
Experiences - Mar 04, 2019

The Ultimate Guide to Tea Before You Plan a Trip to Munnar

Verdant and lush, Munnar is blessed with green hills, valleys, forests and of course, the famous tea plantations. The magic of Munnar in Kerala’s Western Ghats begins much before you reach the little hill town. The drive is exciting with the road winding around hillsides accompanied by sprawling tea estates and stunning views beyond. It is particularly fantastic in the morning with swirling mists and moving clouds, changing subtly at every turn. And when you wish to visit this heaven-like land, you need not see the time. Munnar is perfect for family holidays all through the year.

Built amidst this beautiful ambiance is Club Mahindra resort in Munnar; Kerala, the group’s first resort. The design of this resort in Munnar is inspired by Indo-British architecture with 112 spacious apartments, suites and cottages scattered on the undulating land. Once here, visitors can engage in many exciting holiday activities right from strolling in tea gardens, enjoying a game of giant chess or Putt-Putt golf to going on a jeep safari or a wild Chinnar tour. To revive your senses, you have Svaastha Spa at your service. This resort in Munnar provides everything from entertainment to relaxation – the two ingredients for a perfect family holiday.

Tea is a beverage that is consumed fervently in the Southern states of India and the way the tea is prepared is also quite unique. Not only is the entire state a place that grows tea leaves, the tea plantations are worthy of a visit when you plan a Munnar trip. You can relax and enjoy the stunning views of the elevated tea plantations and valleys as you enjoy the relatively cool weather compared to the hot climate that we are used to in the cities. The roads and the journey through the plantation can be a bit rocky as it might be unpaved and bit bumpy, but taking a jeep and touring through the plantations is a great way to enjoy the views. While you take the tour, you will come across the women who pluck the leaves and work on the tea plantations, these are the women who toil every day to keep the plantations trim and precise. All the leaves in Munnar are handpicked and each woman collects approximately 12 kg of leaves every day. The wages are also dependent on how many kilos are picked and the tea pickers are paid every day based on the leaves picked. These are a few things one can observe and indulge in when visiting the plantations and getting your children to understand the intricacies of the working style of people, the kind of effort they put into their day and the way they save money or live a simple life, will get them to appreciate the smaller things in life – One of the best things to do in Kerala!

End your day trip to these plantations by visiting the Lockart tea factory where you will get to see the tea leaves being processed into tea and will be offered some delicious tea and cake. You can also take a tour of the factory and spot the machines that help the withering process and oxidization. Hop back into the jeep and head back to the resort in Munnar for a relaxing massage. Sip on some tea post the massage and sit back and enjoy your time with your family soaking in the views and the sunset, in the gem of Kerala tourism; Munnar.

Why don’t you have a look at Club Mahindra reviewsfrom a range of reviews from our happy guests who have had a comfortable stay at Munnar resort in Kerala.

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