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Hill Stations in Kerala are the legacy of the British who settled and cultivated these temperate hills in the mid to late 1800s. In the rolling foothills of the Western Ghats mountains, the cool, rainy climate proved perfect for growing tea. More recently Indian companies are running these picturesque estates, sometimes using the planter’s bungalows to accommodate tourists. High quality tea is exported all over the world. In the early morning the bright dresses of the tea pickers give flashes of colour among the green.

As you drive the winding hillsides in a Kerala taxi, the tea gardens roll out before you, giving the appearance of a lush green cover thrown over the hills from the heavens. The air is perfumed from the spice plantations growing Kerala’s famous crops of cardamom, pepper while cashew and rubber estates add more variety to the magical views.

Rent a car in Cochin and your Kerala taxi rental will arrange or help plan your tour of Kerala to include Hill Stations and everything else you wish to see.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]