Kerala seems to be the favourite topic in the world of travelogues and travel magazines because of its happening attractions. Besides beaches, backwaters and many other mesmerizing attractions of Kerala, Tea and Coffee Gardens are the destinations which should not be given a miss. In Kerala, begin your adventure at the lush green tea and coffee gardens at Munnar and Periyar. The scenic beauty and fresh air of these gardens will leave you spell bound. Munnar is dotted with maximum tea and coffee gardens in the entire Kerala and plays an important role in the economy of the state. It boasts of around 16 tea gardens sprawling over an area of 85 sq km. Carpeted with aromatic tea, coffee and spices, the land of Periyar is a wonderful destination to explore. Tea plantation was first introduced in the beautiful Nilgiri Hills in 1832. Coffee plantation was introduced in India by Ba Abadam, a Muslim saint form the holy city of Mecca. He brought a few coffee seeds and grown then in the Chandragiri Hills in Karnataka, India in the 17th century. Thousands of workers work at these tea and coffee gardens.
Covering an area of 682.400 hectares, the famous Coffee gardens are located in Gavi, Munnar and Nenmara in Kerala. Vandiperiyar is also famous for its coffee gardens. The coffee gardens in Kerala are under the management of the Kerala Forest Development Corporation Limited since 1976.Travel to these gardens and enjoy nature's beauty with a refreshing cup of tea /coffee. Approach the workers there and learn the art of recognising the quality of tea and coffee. Take back home some aromatic packets of tea and coffee which are the popular items of Kerala. With every sip of tea/coffee you will glide down the memory lane and relive your Kerala vacations.