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Saturday, October 26, 2013

KULUKKUMALA TEA TOP SURYANELLY MUNNAR

KULUKKUMALAI TEA TOP  SURYANELLY MUNNAR

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This is the highest tea estate in the world.



KULLUKKUMALA TEA FACTORY   This is the highest tea estate in the world.

Kolukkumalai is about 7,900 ft above sea level and you can have some excellent tea cap views in the border of Tamil Nadu. 

VIEW OF KULUKKUMALA FROM TOP SATION 
VIEW OF KULUKKUMALA FROM TOP SATION 




We can experience with arial views of TOP STATIOIN central station, kottagudy, and kurinji villages from there. anayirangal dam is a picinic spot on way to kullukkumala. 



10 Kms from suryanelly to kulukkumala are very rough track through greenish scenery into the mountains.

SURYANELLY TOWN

The zig zag nature stone paths through acres of green leaf leads the way to kulukkumalai is an adventurous experience for the visitors. Kolukkumalai is about 38 km from Munnar. 




The hill top is accessible only by jeep and it is about two hour journey from the Munnar town. nearest town is suryanelly, one hour journy in four wheel jeep drive from suryanelly is cooling, adventurous and mindstorming.


HARISSON MALAYALAM TEA ESTATE COLONY


HARISSON MALAYALAM TEA ESTATE COLONY

HARISSON MALAYALAM TEA ESTATE COLONY

HARRISON PLANTATION ON WAY TO KULLUKKUMALAI

HARRISON PLANTATION ON WAY TO KULLUKKUMALAI


HARISSON MALAYALAM TEA ESTATE ON WAY TO KULLUKKUMALAI

HARISSON MALAYALAM TEA ESTATE COLONY ARIAL VIEWS  ON WAY TO KULLUKKUMALAI


STONY ROUGH PATH OF HARISSON MALAYALAM TEA ESTATE ON WAY TO KULLUKKUMALAI






ZIG ZAG STONY ROUGH PATH OF HARISSON MALAYALAM TEA ESTATE ON WAY TO KULLUKKUMALAI

ZIG ZAG STONY ROUGH PATH ON WAY TO KULLUKKUMALAI


OFF ROAD ANALYSIS

 THE  PROTECTOR


ZIG ZAG STONY ROUGH PATH OF HARISSON MALAYALAM TEA ESTATE ON WAY TO KULLUKKUMALAI


THERE IS NO ROOM FOR  CROSS OVER

THIS GATE  HAS STORY TO TELL ONE UPON A TIME ...

VIEW  NEARING TO KULUKKUMALA -- KURANGANI TOWN FROM TOP

BOUNDARY OF KERALA AND TAMIL NADU - HARISSON ESTATE IS IN KERALA AND KULUKKUMALA FROM HERE BELONGS TO TAMIL NADU


ZIG ZAG LOCAL FOOTPATH TO KURANGANI FROM TOP STATION

VIEW OF MEESAPULIMALA  FRO TOP

WELCOME TO KULUKKUMALA


KURANGANI TOWN


THE SAVIOUR OF THE NATURE

A RARE DRY VIEW FORM TOP STATION MOUNTAIN PEAK

The factory at the center of the estate has stood for several generations, having been built more than 70 years ago. It uses traditional techniques .Orthodox tea-making is a seven-step process that includes withering, rolling, sieving, fermenting, drying, fiber extraction, and grading. 




KATTADI/WINDMILL  OF BODY METTU TAMIL NADU FROM KULUKKUMALA


ECO POSITION

SEEING KULUKKUMALA ESTATE COLONY
SEEING KULUKKUMALA ESTATE FACTORY
SEEING KULUKKUMALA ESTATE COLONY
BOTTOM STATION  FROM KULUKKUMALAI  - part of  rope way station includes top station and central station












walk in both kulukkumala peak & top station peaks



walk in both kulukkumala peak & top station peaks



 A SPECIAL VIEW OF TOP STATION HILL








A SPECIAL VIEW OF TOP STATION NEAR BYE MOUNT
All of this work happens in the small factory that has not been changed since the British constructed it in the 1930s. The estate was the 2005 Southern Tea Competition winner of the Golden Leaf India Awards.

VIEW POINT  1 FROM KULUKKUMALAI

This estate produces excellent leaf tea and is publicized as the world highest tea production. Besides tea, Kolukkumalai is prominent for it panoramic views, and rugged mountains. On clear nights Kodaikanal is visible from this estate.


TOP STAION ,CENTRAL STATION AND  KODAIKANAL PEAKS ARE ALSO SEEN





KULUKKUMALA TEMPLE

GREEN LEAFS FROM KULUKKUMALA

TEA FACTORY-  WE CAN VISIT THIS FACTORY AT COST OF 100/ RS PERSON

A  SMALL TEMPLE  ON WALK WAY TO KURANJGANI FROM KULUKKUMALA - A VERY NARROW SINGLE STEP MOUNTAIN TRACK LEADS TO KURANGANI AND KOTTAGUDY. NEEDS 2 HOURS TO COVER TREKING TRACK
A VERY NARROW SINGLE STEP MOUNTAIN TRACK LEADS TO KURANGANI AND KOTTAGUDY. NEEDS 2 HOURS TO COVER TREKING TRACK

A VERY NARROW SINGLE STEP MOUNTAIN TRACK LEADS TO KURANGANI AND KOTTAGUDY. NEEDS 2 HOURS TO COVER TREKING TRACK

BACK TO KERALA BORDER

VIEW TOWARDS KERALA SIDE
VIEW TOWARDS KERALA SIDE
VIEW TOWARDS KERALA SIDE
VIEW TOWARDS KERALA SIDE
ENTRANCE OF HARRIOSN ESTATE ON WAY TO KULLUKKUMALAI

TEA FACTORY OUTLET KULUKKUMALAI

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Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Beautifully captured photo.... esp walk tracks in the hill.

thanks sabu