Kolukkumalai - Munnar, India
The small village of Kolukkumalai is famous for being home to one of the highest tea plantations in the world. The tea grown here has a special flavour and particular freshness, that is due to the high altitude it is grown in (8,000 feet above sea level). The factory at the centre of the plantation is a small building, that has remained unchanged since it was built by the british in the 1930′s. The plantation continues to use traditional a method of manufacturing tea, that ivolves withering, rolling, sieving, fermenting, drying, fiber extraction, and grading the tea leaves.
In addition to the tea plantations, Kolukkumalai is a great place to hike and enjoy the amazing views on offer, particularly at sunrise and sunset.