Connemara Tea Factory

Periyar Tiger Reserve

About 14km southwest of Kumily, this four-decade-old working tea factory and plantation offers one-hour guided tours of the tea-making process and tea garden, ending with tea tastings. Buses run from Kumily to Vandiperiyar (₹25) every 30 minutes; ask to be dropped at the tea factory entrance.

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