Departing Munnar. Munnar is well known as one of the top mountain resorts and getaways for southern India. Each year, thousands upon thousands of tourists descend upon this sparsely populated area, with the majoirty of them actually being national tourists. And on top of that, this area is one of the top tea producing regions of the entire world. However, it was not until we actually left the town to the south and continued to see nothing but tea fields for hours after leaving Munnar that we finally got a concept of exactly how much tea is produced here. We were at least 3 hours south before the plants finally started to thin out.