Thursday, April 09, 2015

Vineyards @ Chinnamanur in Theni

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.
Vineyard at Chinnamanur

Grapevines at Chinnamanur, Theni

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Linking this post for Run a Round Ranch's Good Fences

16 comments:

Sandhya said...

This is new information for me, Jeevan! We will try to visit this place too! Thank you!

Karen S. said...

Now that's one lovely vineyard!

eileeninmd said...

Pretty scenery! I love the vineyard and the view of the mountain! Great fence shots, enjoy your day!

TexWisGirl said...

how awesome! i like those stone/concrete pillars they use for supports, too! thanks, jeevan!

ladyfi said...

The scenery is so pretty!

carolann said...

oh very nice all you took for fences and the vines. Nice change from snow our way but it is melting so we soon will see what you have greenery.

L. D. said...

The grapes look very healthy. The plants must really like that red soil.

Ida said...

Wow that red soil is amazing. I enjoyed reading this and seeing a part of the world I will most likely only see through others eyes. Loved that last shot.

Margaret Adamson said...

Very healthy looking vineyard

Destination Infinity said...

Theni is a lovely place. I've been there a couple of times on work, but I really want to go there on a tour.

Destination Infinity

Betsy Adams said...

Talk about fertile!!!! WOW--the vineyards look SO healthy.. What a perfect place to have vineyards... Glad you got to visit them on your way to Cloud Mountain.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I didn't realize so many grapes were grown in India. Thank you for the information and the wonderful pictures.

EG CameraGirl said...

The vineyard is awesome!!

Uppal said...

Green, gorgeous looking and mouth watering vineyards. Lucky!

Simran said...

This is amazing! That greenery...I so want to have pleasure of nature's beauty <3

Rajesh said...

Beautiful vineyards.
That is lot of greenery.