tea city: munnar, south-west india

I want to write a more in-depth piece on Munnar in the future, after I’ve had the chance to speak with some people that have toured there and lived there.  In the meantime I couldn’t wait to share these amazing photos of this tea town in India.

munnar - creative commons by sakeeb via flickr

Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make Munnar a unique experience for the tourist and traveler. Munnar is essentially a tea town.

mannar - creative commons by go dakshin via flickr

Most residents of Munnar are employed in the tea industry, or are involved in the tourism business. In 2000, the Government of Kerala declared Munnar as a tourist spot. This has helped in attracting more tourists to this beautiful hill resort.

Several protected wildlife areas and the regions attractive climate area attract many tourists who support the many hotels, restaurants and transport businesses in Munnar and constitute an important, if seasonal, mainstay for its economy.

There is also a phenomenal photo gallery of Munnar here by oochappan.

One Response to “tea city: munnar, south-west india”
  1. Marlon says:

    This place looks amazing. I love the idea of towns that sustain themselves completely by tea. When I go back to India I’ll have to check out Munnar!


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