The tea plantations around Munnar. The highest tea plantations in the world are in this region. And the views are simply incredible! I love to trek through the plantations and the hills, one of the most beautiful days on my tours throughout South India.
Declared a National Park in 1984, Silent Valley in Palakkad in Kerala is one of the richest, most threatened and least studied forest tracts in India. The new proposed Pathrakkadavu hydroelectric project has sent fresh tremors among environmentalists. A file photo: K. K. Mustafah.