The climate and soil of western ghats make it a perfect location for tea cultivation in Kerala. The most picturesque tea plantations in Kerala are from Munnar and Wayanad. The tea plants are propagated or grown using seeds or cutting. It requires a whopping 4 to 12 years for plants to bear seeds and about 3 years before harvesting. So, maintaining a tea garden is not a joke.
Munnar is situated in Kerala's Idukki district. This place is quite well renowned for its tea plantations. It is the most amazing hill stations of India. Located near Kanan devan hills, this place is at 1600m above the sea level. The name Munnar is derived from the three rivers namely- mudra puzha, nallathanni and kundela. Munnar is said to be the oldest hub for tea plantations.
Wayanad comes after Munnar and is the second most important tea plantation hub of Kerala. This area is mostly thronged by nature lovers. This area offers nature lovers a scenic beauty that will be engraved in your heart forever. This is also called “Green Heaven of Malabar” many a times.