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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Astonishing Munnar - Mesmerizing Tea Gardens

Munnar has large expanses of tea gardens.They look like huge green carpets rolling down every hill or mountain that you look at in Munnar. It is really a marvel as to how they cultivate and maintain tea plantations on such precipitous slopes.The tea gardens look beautiful in rain and even more captivating in bright sunshine. Seeing such lush greenery all around really fills our hearts with bliss and boundless joy,peace & serenity and tranquility.The tea plants require meticulous maintenance and the leaves must be plucked when they are dainty to ensure the right flavor of the tea.The Silver Oaks stand tall like sentinels as if they guard the tea gardens. Actually they do guard-  the silver oaks prevent soil erosion and also capture the moisture in the air which then dew drops gently onto the tea plantation.

19 comments:

  1. Indeed amazing beauty. Reminds me of the few occasions at Mattupetty some 30 years ago and not so much in the past a few days inside the Eravikulam National park.. It was sublime there.
    The green carpet in your picture beckons.

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  2. Love these gorgeous green tea gardens. Nice shots.

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  3. Nature wreathed in its best.The pictures of green slopes are beckoning as Anil Kurup puts it.I haven't been to this place.Wish I could

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  4. Hello Ram, greetings.e

    Beautiful photos with interesting information. Yes, I fully agree with you - Munnar as such is a beautiful garden with its lush green tea gardens all over the hills. The silver oaks which you have mentioned sway beautifully with the breeze. I have visited most of the gardens of KDHP = KANNAN DEVAN HILL PRODUCE CO. There is also an instant tea division in Munnar. During rainy season lovely little water falls could be seen as we go up the hills.

    Your lovely photos made me nostalgic.

    Your style of photography is very special. Best wishes

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  5. Your expression and photos captured the joy quite! Lovely capture on the tea gardens... Pretty greenish

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  6. Where are the ladies with the baskets on their backs, gathering Tea? :)
    The word verdant comes to my mind when I see these gorgeous photos of the Tea plantaion, Ram!
    Have a Beautiful Day!!
    Peace :)

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  7. This green is mesmerizing.
    I was there during my analog days.
    Great pics.

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  8. So lush and vibrant! Lovely pictures Ram :)

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  9. The tea plantations define Munnar although from what you've been posting here, there's a lot more in Munnar than plantations. But these rolling fields of green never fail to take MY breath away even when you're just driving to a destination in the region.

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  10. We visited Munnar around 5 years back..These pictures bringing back my memories..Thanks for the wonderful pics..:)

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  11. My first visit to your blog, so I am not sure where Munnar is – I guess in India? Everything looks so green though and I always think of India as such a warm country. The family of my daughter’s husband is from the state of Kerala and I believe his aunt has a rubber plantation, but I have never seen pictures of it. I wonder if it would be that green too.

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  12. Mesmerizing indeed. I had been to Munar once 10 years back.. But had to cut-short the trip to return on a personal emergency.. So, It's still on my list.. But till then, I don't think I will miss it that much for you have taken me on na great virtual tour of Munar..thanks Ramakrishnan..!

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  13. Beautiful and scenic. Best place to relax.

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  14. Wow! It is really amazing as to how they cultivate such beautiful tea plantations on such precipitous slopes! Gorgeous green all around.
    Munar looks a wonderful place!

    PS: Thank you so much for your kind words of comfort. Really is so very hard to lose a dear family member like our pets.
    Yes, Lisa was a lovely and sweet creatura and will be sorely missed.
    Sofia asks me to thank you so much for your condolences.
    Warm regards,
    Sonia and Sofia.

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  15. Lovely Munnar.
    I'd visited some 7 years back, just after the monsoons and it was nice and green (and clean).

    Nice photographs, there.

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  16. Munnar is heaven! looks just like vast tea valleys of Assam! Thanks for sharing these b'ful pics!

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  17. Lovely pics....beautiful munnar with lush green tea plantation all over the hills...Thanx a lot for sharing .

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  18. Love those rolling greens! I have fond memories of Munnar from long ago (nearly 8 years now) and your post brought back some of them. :)

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