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"Highest Tea Plantation in the World"

Kolukkumalai Tourism

Kolukkumalai is a small village in the Theni District of Tamil Nadu, on the border of Idukki District, Kerala. At 7,000 ft above sea level, it is home to the highest tea plantations in the world. The natural beauty here is intoxicating, promising a beautiful sunrise overlooking the Palani hills. The aromatic breeze in this hill-station is unique and fresh, causing the tea in the Kolukkumalai Tea Estate to be special, and guests to feel special.

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1. Kolukkumalai Tea Estate

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate
Located 35 km off Munnar is the Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, perched at an altitude of 7000 ft. above sea level. This orthodox tea factory lays claim to being one of the highest in the world and is famous (Read More) for its flavoursome tea. It takes about 52 minutes to reach here by jeep from Munnar. Tourists frequent this place for a mesmerising view of Kodaikanal which looks best during sunsets. At the tea factory here, tea leaves are still handpicked, rolled, cooled, fermented and manually packed for distribution.

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What is the best time to visit Kolukkumalai?

The best time to visit Kolukkumalai is September - March, giving you a sense of pleasant winter. While the weather is great here throughout the year, summers here are not as scenic as September - March. It still makes for a great summer get away but is avoidable during the foggy, heavy monsoons.
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What is the best way to reach Kolukkumalai?

  • Air/Rail: The closest airport is Cochin International Airport, around 133 km away. The closest railway station is in Bodinayakkanur, 50 km away while the closest major railway station is in Sivakasi, 86km away.
  • Road: Munnar is around 110 km from Kolukkumalai and is the best-connected town by road. From Munnar, one can take the Devikulam Road and continue on the Kochi - Dhanushkodi Road, also known as the Munnar - Kumily Highway. You'll have to take a left onto the Chinnakanal - Suryanelli Road, to Suryanelli. From Suryanelli, one can hire a jeep that can take you uphill to Kolulkumalai - a 12 km journey through ghats.

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What are the places near Kolukkumalai?

The top places near to Kolukkumalai are Munnar which is 17 km from Kolukkumalai, Kodaikanal which is located 33 km from Kolukkumalai, Idukki which is located 37 km from Kolukkumalai, Ooty which is located 158 km from Kolukkumalai, Anaimalai hills which is located 34 km from Kolukkumalai

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Sandeep Jayarajan

3 years ago
Kolukkumalai was an unforgettable experience.Sunrise and the view from top cannot be described in words.
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