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 freshly made tea in almost every household around the country. If you are a tea lover, you ought to visit these tea plantations in India. 

10 Tea Estates in India


  • Kanan Devan Hills Plantation,Kerala
  • Jorhat Tea Bungalows, Assam
  • Gatoonga Tea Estate, Assam
  • Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Tamil Nadu
  • Nilgiri Tea Plantations, Tamil Nadu
  • Glenburn Tea Estate, West Bengal
  • Cooch Behar Tea Estate West Bengal
  • Darang Tea Estate, Himachal Pradesh
  • Wah Tea Estate Himachal Pradesh
  • Kelagur Tea Estate,Karnataka



Kanan Devan Hills Plantation,Kerala

Munnar is a popular hill station in Kerala known for its tranquil environment, pleasant weather, and scenic natural beauty, as well 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.

Address: KDHP House, Moolakadai, Munnar, Kerala 685612 

Jorhat Tea Bungalows, Assam

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 the Jorhat Tea Bungalows, one of the most popular tea estates in India.

Address: Cinnamara Tea Estate Road, Jorhat, Assam 785008

Gatoonga Tea Estate, Assam

As one of the largest producers of tea in India, Assam is home to many famous tea plantations in India. 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. Located in the Jorhat district of Upper Assam, Gatoonga Tea Estate is known for producing the finest Assam CTC worldwide. 

Address: Gatoonga, Dholajan Grant, Assam 785630

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Tamil Nadu

Established in the 1930s, the Kolukkumalai tea estate is located about 7900 feet above sea level. It is one of the few tea plantations in India situated at a high elevation. It is a splendid 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, a town in Kerala. So when you plan to visit this popular tea plantation in India tea estate, you can book your holiday at Club Mahindra Resorts in Munnar.

Address: Kolukkumalai, Suryanelli, Munnar, Kerala

Nilgiri Tea Plantations, Tamil Nadu

The Nilgiri hills are known for housing some of the best tea estates in India. The tea grown on 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 this famous tea plantation in India.

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. 

Address: 247 C Alexander Cottage, State Bank Lane, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001 

Glenburn Tea Estate, West Bengal

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 and famous tea plantations in India, especially the north-east. The vast slopes of the tea garden with a thousand shades of green on one side, and the chalky Kanchenjunga peak on the other present a picture-perfect view!

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.

Address: Near Singritan, Darjeeling, Kambal Tea Garden, West Bengal 734101

Cooch Behar Tea Estate West Bengal

 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 spending a peaceful time alone or with your family.

Address: Bara Saulmari, West Bengal 735211

Darang Tea Estate, Himachal Pradesh

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 one of the most beautiful tea estates in India, Darang Tea Estate, which is also one of the oldest estates in India. It  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 add another layer of charm.  

Address: Kangra, Darang, Himachal Pradesh 170060

Wah Tea Estate Himachal Pradesh

The Wah Tea Estate is one of the largest tea plantations in India located about 7 km from Palampur. The rolling hills and the misty environment that surrounds the estates welcome 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 paradise. 

Address: Panchrukhi Rd, Patti, Deogran, Dohal, Himachal Pradesh 176061

Kelagur Tea Estate,Karnataka

Chikmagalur 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 into how the tea leaves are processed and tea-making techniques. 

Address: SH 106, Kelagur, Karnataka 577101

If you are planning a trip to the hills, do add a trip to these famous tea estates in India to your itinerary and you will be happy you did.

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