The Ashley Estate, comprising tea plantations, are located in the high ranges (elevation of 3,500 - 4500 ft. above mean sea level) of the Idukki District in Kerala at Peermade near Kuttikanam Junction. Kuttikanam Junction is enroute to Thekkady and Periyar Tiger Reserve. The nearest airport is 150 Kms by road at Nedumbassery (Kochi) and the nearest railway station is 70 Kms. away at Kottayam. The Stagbrook Estate belongs to The Nilgiri Tea Estates Limited and the Ashley Estate belongs to The Udayagiri Rubber Company Limited, both companies part of the more-than six decades old A.V George Group of Companies. Stagbrook Estate and Ashley Estate lie adjacent to each other. The average rainfall received at Stagbrook Estate and Ashley Estate is approximately 500 cms. Apart from the tea grown on these properties, cardamom and medicinal plants are also cultivated in small areas. The estates have received organic certification from the Institute for Marketecology (IMO), Switzerland and all produce harvested from January 2005 are organic.