Priyadarshini Tea Environs is a tea estate, tea factory, tea museum, forest reserve and tourist resort all rolled into one thrilling package. It is an ideal location for a casual vacation, or even a full blown expedition. Established in 1984, it was one of the first initiatives taken by the Kerala State Government in MTPC to rehabilitate the tribal clans of the district of Wayanad from the yesteryear evil of bonded labour. Today, Priyadarshini is fully manned by the tribal youth selected from the community and trained in community tourism.
Apart from the natural appeal of the surrounding hills and plantations, Priyadarshini also has its own tea factory and museum, where you can see the tea leaves being processed into fine tea dust. Activities include trekking, camping, mountain biking and nature walks. The Vishwas Point Trek, which takes you to the highest point in Priyadarshini, is a popular trekking route. Camping trips can also be arranged here. Priyadarshini also has a natural pond, amphitheatre and herb gardens. Organic farm produce is available at Priyadarshini’s polyhouses. Tree houses and other accommodation options are also available, along with ethnic delicacies prepared by the friendly natives.
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