A drive through Munar tea plantations in Kerala

While on assignment in Kerala I got lucky to visit the beautiful hill station of Mumar and it’s wonderful tea plantations. I wasn’t there to photograph the tea plantations, and it is a shame as it is so beautiful, but one cannot simply drive through Munar and not take pictures.

Four hour drive from Cochin, at an elevation of about 5000 ft above sea level, Munar is a beautiful destination for a vacation. Very often we drove in dense fog that only added to the mystery of the landscape. God’s own country indeed.

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A coconut seller on the road to Munar, Kerala

Local nuns stop to pray at a roadside christian shrine in Munar, Kerala

Local nuns stop to pray at a roadside christian shrine in Munar, Kerala

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Decorated cows in meadow approaching Munar tea estates, Kerala

Local women picking tea in the plantations, Munar, Kerala

Local women picking tea in the plantations, Munar, Kerala

Workers of the tea plantations carry fresh picked leafs to the road where they will be collected for further processing

Workers of the tea plantations carry fresh picked leafs to the road where they will be collected for further processing

Transporting the freshly picked tea leafs form the plantation to the factory, Munar, Kerala

Transporting the freshly picked tea leafs form the plantation to the factory, Munar, Kerala

A decorated Kerala truck loaded with timber, Munar, Kerala

A decorated Kerala truck loaded with timber, Munar, Kerala

I don't have too many pictures of myself and when I do pose for a picture it really does feel a little strange, but hey, if I don't do that I will never have any picture at all :-)

I don’t have too many pictures of myself. When I do finally pose for a one it really does feel a little strange, but hey, if I don’t do that I will never have any picture at all 🙂