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India produces one of the finest varieties of coffee in the world. About 80% of Indian coffee is exported to Germany, Russia, the USA, the UK, France, Japan, and many other countries. Most of this coffee production is based in South Indian states like Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu.

Therefore, it is no surprise that such places have some picturesque coffee estates that tourists can explore. If you’re a coffee lover, you must visit the following places in South India where you can go on a coffee estate tour while appreciating the breathtaking surrounding areas of such plantations.

Coorg, Karnataka 

Situated in the Western Ghats of southwestern Karnataka, Coorg is one of India's most popular hill stations. Whether it is the Nagarahole National Park or the numerous waterfalls, the place is abundant with natural beauty and lush greenery all around.

Coorg is also known as India’s very own coffee district. The place alone produces 33% of India's coffee. Coffee estates here produce both the Arabica and the Robusta varieties of coffee. Coorg can provide numerous options if you want to visit a coffee estate in India. You can visit the Silver Brook Estate, Tata Coffee Plantation Trail, Orange County, and many other coffee estates in Coorg.

Where to Stay in Coorg - Stay at Club Mahindra Madikeri to explore Coorg's beautiful coffee plantations and other magnificent natural attractions.

Chikmagalur, Karnataka

Another famous coffee plantation in Karnataka is the hill station of Chikamagalur, famous for its pleasant climate and evergreen tropical rainforest. A gem of the famed Western Ghats, Chikamagalur is where the British first introduced coffee in India. Today, Chikamagalur has one of the largest shares in India’s coffee production. You may find the best coffee estate in India here. 

The area is home to many old and large coffee estates like Primrose Villas, Halli Berri, Hoysala estate, Bettadakhan estate, etc. Apart from the coffee plantation tours, you can also trek through the rainforest to explore the hidden natural beauties of this place.

Wayanad, Kerala 

Located high on the Western Ghats, Wayanad is already popular among tourists. The picturesque district is famous for its countless tourist attractions like breathtaking waterfalls, Karapuzha Dam, camping and trekking trails, bird-watching sites, and so on.

However, many people might be unaware of the fact that Wayanad has some of the finest coffee estates in India. The area is a significant contributor to Kerala’s coffee production. Most of these coffee estates allow guided tours.

Where to Stay in Wayanad - Book a stay at the splendid Vythiri Village, Wayanad, a Club Mahindra affiliate resort, and explore Wayanad while enjoying the comforts of the resort.

Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh 

Located about 114 Km west of Visakhapatnam, Araku valley is also called Ooty of Andra. Known for the rich biodiversity of Eastern Ghats, Araku valley and its adjoining areas are inhibited by indigenous tribes, chiefly the Araku tribe.

Beautiful coffee plantations are spread across the entire Araku valley. A unique aspect of Araku’s coffee plantation is that tribals of the region are an integral part of the coffee cultivation process. Most tribals either own small coffee plantations or work as contractual farmers. The locals grow a great brand of organic coffee called Araku Emerald.

Apart from touring coffee estates and experiencing some finest coffee blends, the places mentioned above can also provide you with various unwinding activities like trekking, hiking, cycling tours, wildlife safaris, and much more. So, when do you plan to begin your Indian coffee trail? We heard that Monsoon is a great season.

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