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Kolukkumalai is about 7,900 ft above sea level and you can have some excellent views of the far off plains in the bordering State of Tamil Nadu. The distant hills slipping in and out of the mist is a captivating sight.  This place is prominent for its panoramic views, and rugged mountains. The important attractions are Kolukkumalai Jeep safari, tea trail and Orthodox Tea Factory established in 1935, “The highest tea growing estate in the World”. 

Drive through the Kannan Devan Hills, tea plantations and scenic valleys, Lock heart gap and spice plantations. The wonderful experience of the jeep drive through the tea plantations jeep enables one to have a close look to the spectacular country side.

Prime Reasons to Visit:
1. Jeep Drive
2. Gigantic Estate
3. Natural Water bodies
4. Organic Tea
5. Traditional Tea Making Practices
6. Summit @ 8000 Ft.
7. Cloud 9 Experience: Quite literally (also, you’ll find yourself in the midst of clouds) 

How to Reach Kolukkumalai
Kolukkumalai is located approximate 38 kilomters from Munnar town

Route Map : First you have to reach Chinakkanal -> Suryanelli -> Kolukkumalai

It will take 50 minutes drive to reach Kolukkumalai from Suryanelli town

There is a scope of spending 01 hour there. You will get some spectacular view of mountains with the pretty good of Tamilnadu & Kerala sector. One can experience beautiful view of Teni from this place

Best Time to Visit Kolukkumalai

Early Morning : If you want to see how the sun rise, then visit Kolukkumalai early in the morning and enjoy the natural phenomenon

Evening : You can have wonderful sunset from here

How to Arrange Jeep Safari to Kolukkumalai

Lots of people arranging trips from Chinakanal Town and Suryanelli Town to Kolukkumalai. So you can hire a jeep from here. Price will be in between 1000 to 2000 (Approx)

One jeep will occupy 6 members. Open jeep also available that will cost little bit more than the usual jeeps

Once you reach on the top of Kolukkumalai, you will e getting the mobile signals from Tamilnadu and that means you will be in roaming 

Things to Carry:
1. Salt : Leeches are found everywhere and mostly near the waterfalls within the estate.

2. Medical First Aid Kit : wounds from the leech bite may bleed longer, so medical kits are wise to carry. Not just because of leech bites but anything can go wrong .

3. Torch: If you’re visiting during sunset, it may get really dark while descending, so again ,carrying torch while on such an adventure is a must

* The road however is very very bumpy and not advisable for patients or people with neck pain or back pain.

* Pregnant women and kids should not visit this place

* Regular vehicles are not permitted and neither is it possible.

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  1. Unknown Says:
  2. How do I go back from kolukkumalai to munnar?

  3. Hi Akarsh

    Thank you for dropping the comment. As we discussed in the article, you will be hiring Jepp for Kolukkumalai. So that jepp you will be hiring for round trip. Going Up and coming back to the same place where you started your jeep journey

    Hope you got clarified

  4. Does the jeep come with the driver?


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