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Kolukkumalai

Situated at an altitude of about 7,130 feet, kolukkumalai is the second highest peak in South India. Kolukkumalai is just 35 to 40 km away from The Wind Munnar – the best hotel/ resort in Munnar providing cliff edge cottages for the best accommodation experience at budget rates. This distance gap makes The Wind Munnar one of the premium resorts in Munnar lying near to Kolukkumalai. Kolukkumalai is renowned for the tantalizing views it provides and is well-known as one of the best viewpoints in Munnar. The altitude of Kolukkumalai provides favourable conditions for the cultivation of tea and so, Kolukkumalai is home to some of the highest tea plantations in the world. The tea cultivated here imparts a special rich flavour to the tea making it even more refreshing.

The major attractions at Kolukkumalami are endless. Once atop the hill, one will be greeted with breath-taking sights of the green valleys and villages and the fresh cool air all around. The Jaguar Rock – a rock in the shape of the head of a jaguar, here is a major attraction. Either on the way to kolukkumalai or while returning back, one can visit the Harrisons Malayalam Tea Factory (entry fee to the tea factory is applicable). Watch up close how tea, the refreshing drink is processed to the way we see it in commercialised packets; right from plucking the tea leaves to packing! Taste the fresh tea right when it’s ready and purchase some to take back home and add up its freshness in your daily life.

It’s a bumpy ride

Enjoy a thrilling jeep safari ride atop Kolukkumalai, the highest peak in South India.

View’s the best up here

Enjoy the cool breeze, fresh air and breath-taking views from up the Kolukkumalai.

Witness the making of fresh tea

Watch the whole process; from plucking to packing with the tea factory visit.

Due to the rugged terrain, the journey to Kolukkumalai is ideal for a jeep safari. Also, the hilltop can only be accessed by a jeep due to the rain drenched and rugged roads. A jeep safari ride to and from Kolukkumalai will take a minimum of 5 hrs if you are to start from The Wind Munnar – Munnar’s premium cliff edge cottage. Though bumpy, the jeep safari ride atop Kolukkumalai will be a memorable one. One can watch the scenic beauty of the surroundings, capture some incredible clicks on their cameras and savour the fresh air as one slowly ascends Kolukkumalai.