Community tourism – Uravu Eco Links and the Priyadarshini Tea Environs (Mananthavady Tribal Plantation Corporative Society)
The Priyadarshini Tea Enirons with the official name Mananthavady Tribal Plantation Corporative Society is a special tea estate in Wayanad, nearby Mananthavady. The workers are the shareholders of the society. The Sub Collector & Sub Divisional Magistrate, Sri. Seeram Sambasiva Rao, is the manager of this project, which is supported by the government. The estate was founded in 1983 for former bonded labourers and is managed in a social and ethical way, besides work it is providing the workers with food, accommodation and education amenities. Priyadarshini Tea Environs is currently renovating its facilities in order to welcome community and nature tourism in its wonderful green lush hilly territory.
Guided tea plantation walks, a tea factory and a museum, trekking and mountain biking are part of the wide range of activities available for tourists directly in the tea estate. The Uravu Eco Links team enjoyed its visit there and is very happy to start a collaboration in the tourism field with this truly inspiring project.