Head to these instagrammable tea gardens of India for your next vacation

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5th May 2018
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Indians love their chai as much as they love their curries. The country's soil has proven to be extremely fertile for tea plantation. Therefore, it is among the big five tea exporters of the world. The love for tea has driven many travellers to the biggest tea plantations of India which now have become idyllic spots for a relaxed vacation in the lap of nature. The picturesque landscapes of tea gardens in India have attracted tourists from all around the world and the government has also started promoting highlands in the tourism market.

A stay in any of the tea plantations will provide you an opportunity to witness some of the most unrealistic landscapes, and a walk around these estates will give you a peek into the natural hidden treasures of the country. Here are few shots that will take you on a new journey altogether.

Munnar has some of the most scenic tea estates in the country. The place has over 20 estates. Most of which comes under Kannan Devan Tea Estate owned by TATA Group.

How to Reach:

By Train: Aluva railway station is at a distance of 110km from Munnar

By Air: With no airport of its own, Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport which is also 110km away from the region.

By Bus: Various state-run and private buses from Kerala and Tamil Nadu provide direct connectivity to Munnar.

Book yourself homestays in the midst of nature and spend your holidays in peace with birds chirping around and streams flowing nearby.

How to Reach:

By Train: Kadur railway station is at a distance of 40km from Chikmagalur.

By Air: With no airport of its own, Mangalore Airport is the nearest airport which is 113km away from the region.

By Bus: Various state-run and private buses from several parts of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu provide a direct connectivity to Chickmagalur.

Spread across the Southern end of the Western Ghats, Nilgiri is known for its Black tea and Oolong. Every year tea plantations in the region are celebrated in a Tourism Festival.

How to Reach:

By Train: Mettupalayam railway station is at a distance of 40km from Ooty.

By Air: With no airport of its own, Coimbatore Airport is the nearest airport which is 88km away from the region.

By Bus: Various state-run and private buses from several important parts of South India provide a direct connectivity to Ooty.

Darjeeling tea is a speciality of Bengal. With about 80 tea estates Darjeeling is taking leaps in the tea tourism business. Don't miss out this beautiful hill station in your expedition to cover all the tea gardens in the country.

How to Reach:

By Train: New Jalpaiguri railway station is at a distance of 74km from Darjeeling.

By Air: With no airport of its own, Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport which is 95km away from the region.

By Bus: Various state-run and private buses from Gangtok, Kalimpong and Kolkata provide a direct connectivity to Darjeeling.

Set in the foothills of Himalayas, the city is blessed with several tea plantations. The gardens here are set on steep slopes and therefore is very much different from that of other regions. The place is also known for its Kangra Valley Summer Festival held every year which showcases tea from the region.

How to Reach:

By Train: Pathankot railway station is at a distance of 85km from Dharamshala.

By Air: Book a direct flight ticket to Dharamshala which has its own airport called Kangra Airport in Gaggal.

By Bus: Various state-run and private buses from Delhi and Shimla provide a direct connectivity to Darjeeling.

Assam tea has high standards in the market. Assam has world's largest tea growing area and a walk through the lush green gardens will energise you for the day. When in Assam don't miss the Assam Tea Festival held every year.

How to Reach:

By Train: Dibrugarh railway station is at a distance of 130km from Gatoonga.

By Air: Jorhat Airport is the nearest airport which is 14km away from the region.

By Bus: Various state-run and private buses from main cities of Assam and West Bengal provide a direct connectivity to Jorhat.

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