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Munnar tea plantation landscape, hill station, Kerala, Munnar, Nature, panorama, Tea, Tea plantation, Photographer Anurag Jain

Munnar tea plantation landscape

 

Munnar panorama, hill station, Kerala, Munnar, Nature, panorama, Tea, Tea plantation, Photographer Anurag Jain

Munnar panorama

 

Munnar tea plantation panorama, hill station, Kerala, Munnar, Nature, panorama, Tea, Tea plantation, Photographer Anurag Jain

Munnar tea plantation panorama

Photographer: Anurag Jain, Aperture: f/10,Camera: Canon EOS 550D,Focal length: 24 mm,ISO: 100,Shutter speed: 1/80 s,
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The alluring land of Munnar

12 Mar 2013


If Kerala is “God’s Own Country” then Munnar is surely the capital.

 

The few snaps I saw of Munnar before the trip did no justice, I was unprepared for what hit me.

 

The first glimpse of Munnar was a moment we won’t forget, our jaws dropped, as we gasped at the beautiful landscape that lay ahead. The patterned landscape caught us by surprise, as the entire landscape with many hills used for tea plantation. It looked so magical, so breath-taking. At every turn, every bend Munnar was beautiful. The crisp clear air was almost intoxicating, and the cool breeze a big relief. The misty mountains as the background to these beautiful hills added to the alluring landscape.

 

Munnar means “three rivers” and basically refers to  Madhurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers which join up at Munnar. A quick synopsis, the Britishers were chasing Tipu sultan and stumbled upon this place. The land was purchased on lease by the Britishers, and a few failed attempts at different crops were tried before tea plantation was done. 90% of the plantation that exists today is still the original one planted more than 100 years back.

 

To know more about Munnar refer to the wikipedia page.

 

Thanks Tony, Blessy and Becky for inviting me to a Kerala tour! This is a trip I wont forget.

 

The first snap was captured by my SLR camera and though I had both the landscape and the portrait version, I preferred the portrait as it showed the layers of hills ahead more clearly and captured a good portion of the sky too (I was restricted to 24mm on my 24-105mm lens). The remaining 2 panoramic ones (One of them shows my friend Blessy with her daughter Becky) were captured via Galaxy S3 phone using the panoramic setting. I think S3 really excels at this, and everyone who owns it must use this. One suggestion, I prefer keeping the phone vertical while clicking a panoramic snap as this ensures I have more height captured, and even the final output of the image is of better quality and gives you more work space if needed (the image is bigger in height this way).


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8 comments

  • zaver shroff - March 13, 2013

    Awesome article…..spectacular images!! Wish I was there too!! :)

  • Anurag Jain - March 13, 2013

    Thanks Zaver, the place was stunning. Too bad you were not there.
    Cheers Anurag

  • Joan - March 13, 2013

    Great shots Anu! Your description of the place is tempting me to visit:) I’m glad you had an amazing experience.

  • Anurag Jain - March 14, 2013

    Hi Joan,
    Thanks, and you should visit this place.
    Regards Anurag

  • dr shveta jain - March 22, 2013

    Amazing snaps. Munnar will definitely have more visitors now.

  • Anurag Jain - March 22, 2013

    Thanks Shveta!

  • Edson - March 25, 2013

    WoW….u r trully gifted…..what a beautiful place…dunno how i missed this article of urs….

  • Anurag Jain - March 25, 2013

    Thanks Edson.
    It really is a beautiful place!
    Cheers Anurag

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