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Tea Museum  

  Munnar , Kerala.
from  125 per person

  • Museum and art gallery
    Category
    Museum and art gallery
  • duration
    Duration
    1 - 2 Hours
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • parking
    Parking
    Available
  • drinking water
    Drinking water
    Available
  • snacks counter
    Snacks counter
    Available
  • audio guide
    Audio guide
    Available
  • tour guide
    Guided Tour
    Available
  • photographer
    Photographer
    Available
  • baby friendly
    Couple
    Friendly
  • ExploreBees
    Baby
    Friendly
  • help desk
    Help Desk
    Available
  • souvenir shop
    Souvenir shop
    Available
  • first aid kit
    FIrst Aid kit
    Available
  • cctv
    Cctv
    Available
  • dustbin
    Dustbin
    Available

Ticket

  • adult ticket
    Adult
    125 INR
  • children ticket
    Children
    FREE
  • cash only
    Cash
    Only

Description

Tea Museum, previously known as Tata Tea Museum, is currently operated by Kanan Devan Hills Plantations Company (P) Ltd. which is a spin-off company from Tata Tea Ltd in 2005.  The country’s first ever Tea Museum located at KDHP’s (Kanan Devan Hills Plantations Company (P) Ltd), Nullatanni Estate, is just a five-minute drive from Munnar Town. Your visit to Munnar hill station will not complete without spending some time in the Tea Museum, exploring the history of the Tea Plantations. The museum captures the yesteryears of Munnar, how tea was developed and how the place came to be. As you’re guided through the inside, you come across artifacts, machines, furniture during the English Era, analog telephones, vintage bathroom accessories, pictures and devices that have been used over the years. Some of the attention-grabbing items on display at the Tea museum include the original tea roller, the 'Rotorvane,' dating back to 1905, used for CTC type tea processing; the 'Pelton Wheel' used in the power generation plant that existed in the Kanniamallay estate in the 1920s; a rail engine wheel of the Kundale Valley Light Railway that shuttled men and material between Munnar and Top Station during the first half of the last century. At one spot, every visitor who walks in is served a cardamom flavored tea as complimentary. You’re guided through the entire processing of tea by one of the employees, right from the time the tea leaves arrive into the factory to the time they’re converted into the famous tea that we savor at home. At the end of the tour, you’re guided to the sales outlet where you can purchase your favored variety of tea and other instruments which enable you to make authentic, factory-made tea at home. The museum authorities are also contemplating on the idea of allowing tourists to pluck tea leaves themselves and have them processed in their presence. 

Munnar Tea Museum stores an array of exotic artifacts, which cannot be found at any other museum, anywhere in the world. Some of these exclusive items on display at the museum are the 'Pelton Wheel' used in the power generation plant in the 1920s, the original tea roller (used in 1905), and a rail engine wheel of the Kundale Valley Light Railway that shuttled men and material between Munnar. A section of the tea museum also houses classic bungalow furniture, iron oven, wooden bathtub, magneto phone, typewriters, manual calculators etc. which are the legacies of the yesteryears. Tea tasting is done in the demonstration room, which is every tea lover's delight. One can taste exotic flavors from all across the world. 


Tips

  • They show a documentary film for 30 mins which starts nicely with the history of tea plantation in Munnar
  • there is a premium membership card for KDH that gets you a discount on your purchase at the shop. 

Operational Hours

January to December
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sunday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Last Admission 04:30 PM

Things to carry

  • id card
    Id card
  • camera
    camera
  • selfi stick
    Selfi stick
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses
  • cap
    Cap
  • medicine
    Medicine
  • sun cream
    Sunscreen
  • power bank
    Power Bank

Things Not Allowed

  • no alcohol
    alcohol
  • no weapons
    Weapons
  • no pets
    Pets
  • no skate board
    Skate board
  • no smoking
    Smoking
  • no wifi
    Wifi
  • no plastic bag
    Plastic Bag

Near By

  • atm
    ATM
    1.4 KM
  • fuel station
    Fuel Station
    1.3 KM
  • restaurant
    Restaurant
    1.2 KM
  • hospital
    Hospital
    1.7 KM
  • pharmacy
    Pharmacy
    1.5 KM
  • hotel
    Hotel
    0.1 KM
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    1.5 KM
  • train
    Train
    126.0 KM
  • taxi
    TAXI
    1.5 KM

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