Nature does an amazing job of composing this sunset scene with colorful clouds and sky, mountains, haze, trees and tea plantations in Munnar, Kerala
Nature paints a beautifully colored sky at dawn over the tea plantations of Munnar, Kerala
Munnar, Kerala is famous for the beauty of its tea plantations …..
The landscape around Munnar, Kerala is comprised of numerous tea plantations and each stop during a walk offers a photographic opportunity
If one wakes up early in the morning for a stroll through the tea plantations of Munnar, Kerala, it is common to find fog hovering over the valley.
Tea plantations have neat patterns and the randomly, nature-placed rocks add to the landscape in Munnar, Kerala
Munnar, Kerala is a beautiful hill station, and was the summer resort of the British. Tourists come here to see the vast tea plantations of the area. The town itself is typically Indian with the usual shops, guest houses and is really beautiful and traditional.
The region in and around Munnar varies in height from 1,500 m (4,921 ft) to 2,695 m (8,842 ft) above mean sea level. It is pronounced “Moon-aar” short for “moonu aar” meaning 3 rivers. Three rivers – Mattupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru which flow through this town, but join some distance away from Munnar.
Munnar is famous for its tea plantations, many of them started by the British.
A low layer of early morning fog over the tea plantations in Munnar, Kerala
Dramatic clouds at sunset over the tea plantations of Munnar, Kerala ….
The symmetry of rows in the tea plantations of Munnar, Kerala create pleasing designs
Green valleys full of tea plantations surrounded by mountains greet visitors to Munnar, Kerala
The early history of Munnar, Kerala is not perfectly known today. The early inhabitants of the region are members of the Muthuvan tribal community. However, it remained a wild and unexplored landscape till the later half of 19th century when ambitious planters from as far as Europe started plantations here.
If plantation industry ‘discovered’ Munnar in the 19th century, it was re-discovered by the tourism industry in the later half of the 20th century. The hill station, situated about 1600 m above the sea level, began to be flocked by travelers from around the world. The town, which still retains its colonial charm, has a large number of hotels to greet travelers. Virgin forests, savannahs, rolling hills, scenic valleys, numerous streams, waterfalls, sprawling tea plantations and winding walkways are attracting thousands every year.
Early in the morning in Munnar, Kerala one can see a low layer of fog over the tea plantations on the hills
Munnar, Kerala is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams – 1,600 meters above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town.