Kolukkumala Day Experience as a tourist destination. Kolukkumala is one of the top ten important must see places within Munnar. Offering the ultimate scenic experience, each day over 30 jeep loads of visitors come to watch the awesome special sun rise. We understand that its various hiking & trekking trails, spectacular sun rise & fun activities like tea plucking, hike to spring waters & vintage orthodox tea factory must be offered to the world, for the first time, on a planned basis that ensures each visitor to have a lifetime experience to remember. Kolukkumala destination offers its visitors a chance to enjoy a cup of tea at the highest plantation in the world. Here, one can enjoy a wonderful view of the lovely Munnar valley below. At 7900 ft above from the sea level, we even get glimpses of the neighbouring State of Tamil Nadu. A walk through Kolukkumala hills is every trekker's dream.

A guided Kolukkumala tour of the tea factory gives one rare insight into their methods of tea production that have not changed for decades. Housed in a two-storied building with wooden interiors, tea is processed in the traditional method, which is different from the more popular Crush tear curl method. One can enjoy a variety of flavours here and buy fresh packets of tea from the nearby shop. The hill top is accessible only by jeep and is 38 km from Munnar town. The panoramic view makes the entire Kolukkumala tours absolutely worthwhile.

Things to Carry

Jackets/sweater - Night and mornings are cold. The weather is highly unpredictable. So carrying a light jacket or sweater is recommended.

Cap/ sun-screen lotion/sunglasses

Comfortable shoes

Water bottle - 1 litre water bottle is enough. Fresh water is easily accessible in the place

Flashlight with extra batteries

Nearby Attractions

Kolukkumala Tea Estate

Anayirangal Lake

Chinnakanal Waterfalls

Kundala Reservoir

Echo Point

Lock Heart Gap

Rose Gardens

Papadum Shola National Park

Power House Falls

Periyar Tiger Reserve

Top Station

Mangala Devi Temple


Eravikulam National Park

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Best Time to visit Kolukkumala

Visiting the tea estate of Kolukkumala is an experience in itself. One can pay a visit during any time except the monsoon. During this season, the terrains become slippery and cause inconvenience to visitors. It is advisable that tourists should carry extra woolens along with them if they're visiting during winters.

How to Reach

Kolukkumala is located 38 km away from Munnar and is accessible only on a jeep from the main town. Journey to the hilltop is bound to take one and a half hours.

By Air

Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport to the town of Munnar lies 125 km away from it. This airport is very well accessible from the major cities of India as well as many from abroad. From here, one can hire a taxi or cab to Munnar

By Rail

Ernakulam railway station is the nearest rail head to the hill station of Munnar. It is well connected to other cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, and Bangalore.

By Road

If your road journeys excite you, then make use of the bus service from Cochin to Munnar (125 km away). One can also board buses from other cities like Madurai (152 km away), Thrissur (148 km away) and Thiruvananthapuram (281 km away).

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