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#5 of 57 Places To Visit in Munnar
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Bodinayakanur, Kottagudi, Munnar, Tamil Nadu 625582, India
entry fee
per person for adults
All days of the week except Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
visit duration
Around 3 hours

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It takes around 90 minutes to reach here from Munnar given the hilly terrain. The nearest railway station is Ernakulam (about 130 km from Munnar) and nearest airport is Cochin International Airport (about 110 km from Munnar).

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about kolukkumalai tea estate

Located at a distance of 35 kilometres from Munnar,  Kolukkumalai Tea Estate is situated on the precipitous ridge above the scorching plains of Tamil Nadu. The highest reputed tea estate, it is around 8000 feet above the sea level. The estate is known for producing excellent flavorsome teas and is popular world over for the highest tea production. Tea factory was established in the middle of the estate more than 70 years back and it still uses traditional techniques, that serve as a draw for tea connoisseurs. The technique used is a seven step process which involves withering, rolling, sieving, fermenting, drying, fiber extraction and finally grading. The reputation of the estate can be gauged from the fact that in 2005, it won the Southern Tea Competition of the Golden Leaf India Awards. Apart from the excellent production, it is also known for alluring panoramic views of the rugged mountains combined with the rejuvenating fresh breeze. People here lead a simple life which generally revolves around their home and work. 

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1 Kolukkumalai Tea Estate review
Kshitiz Ahuja
Kshitiz Ahuja
Aug 09 2013
You shouldn't miss the chance to have a cup of refreshing tea here. It is just simply amazing.