Beauty Of Munnar – Gulmohar Trees

Photo credits: Ramesh Kidangoor

Photo credits: Ramesh Kidangoor

Located at 5000 ft above sea level, Munnar hill stations were the summer resorts of the British administration in South India. Although famous for tea plantations flowering trees and plants thrive in Munnar and the surrounding region.

Gulmohar trees are common in the area tea gardens, making them a beautiful sight during summer months.

2 thoughts on “Beauty Of Munnar – Gulmohar Trees

  1. Gorgeous shots! And you’ve found particularly good specimens! For some reason they never grew them in the tea estates here in Sri Lanka – preferring trees with less umbrella-shaped canopies, although jacarandas with their intense lavender/blue bells were used in some areas and are a gorgeous sight – all misty blues in the morning light. 🙂

    • We’re very grateful that Ramesh Kidangoor shares his fabulous photos with us! Jacarandas are beautiful too. We have them all over Costa Rica as well. The primary shade tree in Kerala tea estates is actually the silver oak. It doesn’t actually provide much canopy, just small amounts of shade. Additionally it serves as the support for black pepper vines, so the land is that much more productive. An added bonus is that it’s a soft wood and when the trees are old they use the wood for tea boxes.

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