Subscribe for more inspiration
to our newsletter
to our newsletter
It’s one of the main places where spices are cultivated in South India, so many times you can feel the scented cool air.
The British rulers from the colonial days were choosing this piece of heaven as their summer favourite summer destination.
As top attractions, you can enjoy the numerous tea plantations, or fluffy green carpets as I like to call them, waterfalls, the spice and tea markets and factories, you can join a trekking excursion, or you can visit Munnar City.
The tea here is harvested once in every 8 days, so the female workers are changing location almost every day. But if you are lucky enough, you will see them while driving around the windy roads. And you can stop and socialise, take pictures and enjoy their lovely smiles. . .
And the the whole scenery is breathtaking, like it’s cropped from a storybook. A photographer’s paradise.
They will invite you to take part in their activity, keeping them company for a short while. They can’t speak english, but you can see their warmth in their sparkling eyes. I was even invited for a masala chai , drinking directly from their personal pots. When you have this kind of human connection, you have to leave aside your hypochondria.
I was even invited for lunch at one of the worker’s house. We had a very special connection, giving and receiving smiles and gestures, without being able to put our affection into words.
And the Munnar Tea Plantations are still authentic, without many tourists, and without the commercial side that it’s usually ruining the natural beauty. It’s maybe because people don’t know exactly how beautiful this part of India is.
Driving around Munnar area is a wonderful way to spend a day. And for sunset, you can stop on the side of the road and just be, be present, be grateful, be amazed.