Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Munnar


3-4 Hours


7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Entry Ticket

100 Rupees

A Brief About The Place

At a height of 7,900 feet, the Kolukkumalai Tea Estate in Munnar is a must-visit destination for all nature lovers.

Started in the early 1900s the tea estate produces tea using traditional methods in an old factory. The tea estate is situated in between the stunning mountains and offers a unique and amazing experience for every visitor.

The main highlight of Kolukkumalai is its distinction as the highest tea estate in the world. The sprawling tea plantation is a sight to behold, with its vibrant green hues stretching as far as the eye can see. It’s a treat for the senses and a photographer’s dream.

Aside from its breathtaking beauty, Kolukkumalai is also known for its tea production. Guided tours provide visitors with an opportunity to witness the traditional process of tea-making.

From plucking the tender tea leaves to the traditional art of processing and brewing, you can gain a complete insight into the craftsmanship involved in producing high-quality tea.

Things To Do In An Around Kolukkumalai Tea Estate

Every year thousands of visitors travel to this tea estate to experience nature, the tea-making process and to have a breathtaking off-road adventure provided by Jeep Safari. Team Travelanture has listed a few things for you to experience during your visit:

  • Take a Jeep Safari as the road to reach the estate is not that smooth. Only a 4X4 or an off-road vehicle can take you safely to the place.
  • Experience wide-angle views of nature as you reach the highest tea plantation in the world
  • Take quality pictures of the surrounding
  • Learn more about the traditional tea-making process
  • Taste freshly prepared tea and go on a trek down the hill to experience bright clouds and panoramic views of the mountains.
  • You can also do camping and trekking at multiple campsites nearby

How to reach Kolukkumalai Tea Estate?

The tea estate is situated in a small village in Theni which is around 35 Kilometers away from Munnar. You will have to rent a Jeep or any off-road vehicle to reach the place safely as the road is rough and patchy.

To reach Munnar, you can follow any of the options given below:

By Air

The nearest airport to Munnar is Cochin International Airport which is around 120 Kilometers away. The airport is well-connected with both national and international flights running frequently. After reaching Kochi, you can rent a Taxi or take a local bus to reach Munnar in 3 to 4 hours.

By Train

Munnar doesn’t have its own railway station and the nearest one is Aluva Railway Station which is around 120 Kilometers away. You can easily find a number of taxis or local buses that can help you in reaching Munnar in 3 to 4 hours.

By Car

Munnar is well-connected by major cities around with highways and once you reach Munnar, you can use navigation to take you to the destination. It will take you around 1 hour to reach Kolukkumalai Tea Estate from the Munnar bus stop.

As Munnar itself is a tourist destination thus you can book your stay in Munnar for a few days and visit nearby places as per your schedule.

Key Highlights


Frequently Asked Questions

No, Photography is allowed and encouraged. Capture the stunning beauty of the tea gardens and the scenic views, but please be respectful and avoid disturbing the natural environment.

Yes, there are several attractions nearby, including the beautiful hill station of Munnar, where you can visit tea museums, waterfalls, and other scenic spots to make the best out of your trip.

The best time to visit Kolukkumalai Tea Estate is during the months of September to May. This period offers pleasant weather, with moderate temperatures and clear skies, allowing you to fully enjoy the breathtaking views and outdoor activities.

It’s advisable to avoid the monsoon season (June to August) due to heavy rainfall that might limit visibility and accessibility to the estate.

The cost for a jeep safari around Kolukkumalai Tea Estate can vary depending on the tour operator and the specific package chosen.

Generally, the cost ranges from around INR 2,500 to INR 4,000 per person. It’s recommended to check with different tour operators in advance to get the current pricing and to inquire about any additional inclusions or exclusions in the safari package.

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