A cup of coffee can completely turn around your mood from irritable to happy and attentive. If you're not a morning person who needs coffee to begin the day, then this article is just what you're looking for! Certain hill stations of South India have balmy and cool climate almost all through the year making them perfect locations to grow coffee plantations.
While we're aware of the tea plantations that are spread in the north-east of India at places like Darjeeling, Assam, etc., South India is home to fresh, green coffee plantations in abundance. Have a cup of out of the world filter coffee, while relaxing by the refreshing plantations at these hill stations of India.
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The stunning hill station of Yercaud is located in Tamil Nadu, at a distance of 350 km from Chennai and 250 km from Bangalore. This serene region is nestled on the Shevaroy Hills of the Eastern Ghats. It has been one of the oldest coffee plantation destinations in India, initiated by the collector of Salem in the 19th century.
Apart from coffee, you can also see spice plantations like cardamom, pepper, etc. Emerald Lake, Shevaroy Hills, etc. are some of the places you must visit in Yercaud. Witness a breathtaking panoramic view of the Shevaroy Hills from Lady's Seat.
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Although mainly known for its lush tea plantations, certain hill slopes of Munnar are covered with fresh coffee plantations as well. This popular hill station of Kerala is a wonderful vacation spot for both tea and coffee lovers, who can have a cup of either beverage while relaxing by the scenic beauty of the place.
Admire the beauty of Rose Garden, get a fantastic view of the hill station from Echo Point, explore wildlife at Eravikulam National Park and more at your visit to Munnar.
The pleasantly cool climate of Chikmagalur favours growth of coffee the most. It was, in fact, the first region in India where coffee plantations were grown, which was initiated way back in 1670, by a Muslim saint named Baba Budan.
Have the best cup of filter coffee at Chikmagalur. For adventure buffs, trek to the Mullayanagiri peak, Kudremukh peak, Kemmanagundi or spot blackbucks in the Kudremukh National Park.
Araku Valley is a popular trekking destination and is also known for its coffee plantations. This hill station in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, has the India's first-ever organic coffee brand by tribal growers of coffee.
It is nestled on the Eastern Ghats and is a relatively offbeat vacation destination. Trek up to the Galikonda peak, a hill that is perched at a height of 5,000 ft, which is one of Andhra's highest peaks.
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Coorg is one of the most sought-after hill stations in Karnataka due to the beautiful weather that persists almost throughout the year. It is also home to rolling meadows of coffee plantations, the weather is ideal for its growth.
Some of the places that you must visit on your stay at Coorg include Abbey Falls, mini Tibet of Bylakuppe, Virajpet, Mandalpatti, etc. Head to Coorg for a relaxing weekend.