On my way to Cloud Mountain lately, as a part of my vacation, I come across many vineyards while driving towards the foothill from Chinnamanur. Coming into the Cumbum Valley in Theni district, which produces about 90,000 tonnes of muscat grapes and 10,000 tonnes of Thomson seedless grapes yearly, Chinnamanur is one of the major towns in the valley that embrace the cultivation of grapes and coconuts the most.
Being the most fertile valley in south India, is almost red soil by nature that enriches the agriculture activities in this region. The Cumbum Valley enjoys an invigorating climate that’s ideal for grape cultivation and there are more than 4000 odd grape farmers in this region who are experts in grape farming. I share here some photos shot on a couple of vineyards that neatly fenced for the grapevines to thrive and while on the uphill task these vineyards looked like patches of green among the red soil and foliage of coconut groves.
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