Top 10 Tea Estates in India You Can Explore
Indians love their tea, or as the locals call it ‘chai.’ It is probably India’s favourite addiction and most Indians don’t need a reason to have a cup of piping hot tea. You can smell the sweet scent of the freshly made tea in almost every household around the country. If you are a tea lover, you ought to visit the tea plantations in India.
Listed below are some of the best tea estates in India.
Munnar is a popular hill station in Kerala known for its tranquil environment, pleasant weather, and scenic natural beauty, as much as its tea gardens. Amongst the many tea estates in the region, the Kanan Devan Hills Plantation is a popular tourist attraction as it has India’s first ever tea museum. If you are holidaying in Munnar, this place beckons a visit.
You can enjoy your tour of this beautiful place by staying at the Club Mahindra Mount Serene or the Club Mahindra Munnar resort. Both these properties offer a range of amazing experiences for all kinds of travellers and give you unforgettable memories.
If there is one thing that Assam is known for apart from the scenic beauty and the famed one-horned Rhinos, it is the vast slopes of tea plantations. Assam tea is not just popular in India, but is renowned worldwide and therefore has rightfully earned the sobriquet, ‘The Tea Capital of the World.’ If you are visiting Assam, you cannot miss visiting the Jorhat Tea Bungalows.
As one of the largest producers of tea in India, Assam is home to many popular tree plantations in India. The Assam tea is known for its distinct flavour, and bright colour. If you are in Assam, you must visit the Gatoonga Tea Estate near Jorhat. It has a history of over 100 years and is known for producing the largest number of tea in India.
Established in the 1930s, the Kolukkumalai tea estate is located about 7900 feet above sea level. It is a splending two-story estate that also has an old tea factory. You can take a tour around the estate and learn about the tea-making process and also sip on a cup of that delicious tea as you enjoy the divine view of the plains.
Kolukkumalai Tea Estate despite being located in the Theni district of Tamil Nadu can only be accessed from Munnar. So when you plan to visit this one of its kind tea estate, you can book your holiday at Club Mahindra resorts in Munnar.
The Nilgiri hills are known for housing some of the best tea estates in India. The tea grown in the vast slopes of the Nilgiris has a strong aroma, and the tea is quite dark and strong. You can sign up for a tea estate tour to know more about the cultivation process, the types of tea grown here and the unique traits of the tea plantation here.
While most tea plantations in India grow tea only in a specific season of the year, the plantations in the Nilgiri hills grow throughout the year. You can try a few different varieties of tea here and maybe buy some to take home.
Located just about an hour away from Darjeeling at the foothills of the snow-clad Himalayas, Glenburn Tea Estate is one of the most scenic tea plantations in India. The vast slopes of the tea garden with a thousand shades of green on one side, and the chalky Kanchenjunga peak on the other presents a majestic site that is just picture perfect!
You can explore the tea gardens and many other natural beauty of Darjeeling by booking a stay at Summit Hermon, a Club Mahindra affiliate resort in Darjeeling. With spacious rooms and premium facilities, you and your family will feel at home away from home.
The Cooch Behar Tea Estates is located just at the foothills of the Darjeeling hills and is one of the most beautiful tea estates in the region. The estate, which has been in business for more than 70 years, attracts several tourists every year, especially during the winters when people come to Darjeeling to revel in its natural scenic beauty and enjoy the beautiful weather.
While you are here, you can enjoy watching the scenic view of the estate while sipping on some freshly brewed tea and spend a peaceful time alone or with your family.
After you are done indulging in various adventurous activities like skiing and trekking and enjoying everything else that the state has to offer, you must pay a visit to this beautiful tea estate, which is one of the oldest estates in India, and is about 150 years old. The view here is mind boggling and the vast slopes of the tea plantation and the aroma that the breeze brings only adds another layer of charm.
The Wah Tea Estate is one of the largest tea estates in the Kangra Valley, and is located about 7kms from Palampur. The rolling hills and the misty environment that surrounds the estates welcomes a large number of tourists with open arms. While you are here, you can enjoy sipping on a cup of freshly brewed tea, while taking in the fresh air and feel like you are in a paradise.
Chikmaglaur is one of the few places in India that is known for its both coffee and tea plantations. And, the Kelagur Tea Estate in particular is one of the popular tea estates in India as it is known for its organic method of growing tea. The estate is spread over 1500 acres of land and it attracts several tea lovers, and nature enthusiasts from all over the world. A visit to the estate will give you an insight on how the tea leaves are processed and tea-making techniques.
If you are planning a trip to the hills, do add a trip to the tea estate in your itinerary and you would be happy you did.