• Nov 16, 2016
  • Goodwyn Tea

According to some of the theorist who propose motivational theories, some say that man cannot live without work, while some argues that man by nature is lazy. You can take sides, but it still remains inconclusive; arguments can always be made. But there few things, for which no arguments can be made; everyone loves it. Yes, tea is one thing for sure, but today we are going to explore the other one- it is called traveling. There is no denying that everyone loves to travel. It is a perfect escape from our hectic schedule and rejuvenates us.

Tea Tourism in India

If you are looking for some quality time with your family and friends, going for a vacation in mountains is the best idea. But where to go? Worry no more as we are all set with the top 6 tea estate for you to visit. 'Tea tourism', as we call it, is a unique experience on its own.

1. Darjeeling


When you buy Darjeeling tea, the first picture that comes to mind is the lush green tea gardens of Darjeeling. It is none other than the most popular hill station of India. It is enveloped by tea estate which flaunts approximately 25% of India's entire tea production. The Happy Valley Tea estate is the must-see in Darjeeling. It is around 3 Kms in North of town.

2. Munnar


It is another flourishing tea estate located in Kerala. We can find the tea estates once owned by none other than Tata tea company. Your tour is incomplete without visiting tea museum at Nallathanni estate. Also you can witness the entire tea procession in their facilities.

3. Assam


It is also known as the 'Tea Capital of the World'. Assam is the largest tea producing region in India, mainly nearby Brahmaputra valley. One of the oldest tea estates is 'Banyan Grove', which was built more over a century ago. It also offers tea manufacturing process. Don't forget to try 'malty Assamese tea', which is the specialty of this region. Also buy Assam tea on your way back to keep the aroma fresh on your tongue.

4. Nilgiri


If you are found of this unique dark and aromatic tea, then you would know that the next destination is none other Nilgiri region of Tamil Nadu. The history of tea cultivation goes back to as long as 100 years back. Your tour is incomplete without a tour to Connor and Tranquilitea Tea Lounge, where you can try some of the most exotic teas. Rediscover the wonder of train journey by Nilgiri Mountain Railway Toy Train.

5. Kelagur tea

Kelagur tea

The highest amount of Orthodox Tea is grown in this estate in Karnataka. The tea procession here has been certified as organic. It is spread across 1500 acre. You can find a vintage factory that still uses traditional techniques to process tea.

6. Wayanad


Apart from producing plenty of Coffee and spices, wayanad is also famous for producing huge amount of tea. This region of Karnataka offers tea tours along with personal visit to tea facilities and trekking on tea trails.

So go pack your luggage and get all set to explore your favourite tea estate!