Kolukkumalai is the world’s highest elevation tea plantation at 7900 feet msl. Kolukkumalai is without argument one of the world’s most beautiful scenic destinations. Started in the early 1900s the estate produces tea using the orthodox method in the time tested tea factory. Little has changed here since the colonial planters left leaving behind their legacy of one of the best quality tea you can get in South India. [The higher the altitude, the better tasting tea + manufactured using a low productive but high quality tea manufacture process]
Each day hundreds of tourists ascend Kolukkumalai by jeeps to witness and experience nature’s ultimate fireworks of awe- the sunrise over mountain tops, the inhale of pure high altitude air, the rare experience of the antiquated orthodox manufacturing process of tea and the sheer scenic marvels of mountain tops- the paradise on heavens!
Kolukkumalai is simply awesome with a superb view of the tea estates and grass hills and a perfect place for chill out & trekking. There you can visit the Tea Factory which is the highest and one of the oldest tea factories in the world. Kolukkumalai got a lovely view of sunrise and you can spot some wild animals if you are lucky enough.
Unarguably the best destination-hill station in Kerala or rather, India.
The most scenic and extravagant place on earth I have seen
Kolukkumalai is the stairways to heavens! If you're at Munnar and if you're willing to take a road less traveled,don't miss the visit to kolukkumalai. I am sure nobody who takes this journey will repent it.