Tata Tea Museum, Munnar

Tata Tea Museum

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About Tata Tea Museum

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Saturday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Sunday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Public Holidays: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Tata Tea Museum is a popular tourist spot situated in Munnar of Kerala. It is situated at a distance of about 12 km from Munnar town at the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea.

The history of Munnar is connected to tea plantations for over a century. Munnar is home to a few of the World’s best tea estates. Most of the people in Munnar are employed at tea plantations.

Tata Group's Kannan Devan Tea Estate own majority of tea plantations at Munnar. Tata Tea holds the place of World’s second manufacturer and distributor of tea.

The Tea Museum opened by Tata Tea at Nallathanni Tea Estate in Munnar, is a tribute to the pioneers, whose toils and commitment transformed Munnar in to a major tea plantation centre of Kerala.  

Tata Tea Museum showcases pieces of antiquity.  The most prominent among them is the burial urn excavated from the vicinity of Periakanal Estate, which can be dated back to 2nd century BC. Rotorvane of 1905, Pelton Wheel used at Kanniamallay Estate in1920s, a rail engine wheel of the Kundale Valley Light Railway used in between 1900 – 1950, etc. are some of the items exhibited here.

Tata Tea Museum portrays the genesis and evolution of tea plantations of Munnar. There are many curios, photographs and machineries displayed at the museum each of which depict the milestones achieved by the tea estates of the region.

A trip to Tata Tea Museum can provide a firsthand knowledge about various stages of tea processing and production of black tea. Tourists can also learn about the different varieties of tea while visiting the demonstration room for tea testing.

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  • Excellent 27
  • Very Good 14
  • Good 17
  • Average 3
  • Below Average 1
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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63 traveller reviews for Tata Tea Museum

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Monika Garg

  • Tourist
  • Monika Garg
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 19 photos
  • 18 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  1283 readers

"Must visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Tata Tea - a part of our daily lives! Hoeing inside the manufacturing unit of the same know about it's production is simply an experience to take forward.

At the entrance, they show us an introduction video showing the history of Munnar Town, Tea Plantations and the presentation of the Tea Production. Tea Plantations are immensely beautiful to view in the valley. From Choosing the leaves to refining the same, you see it all. And the best part is they organise a Tea Tasting session which is wonderful.

It is most recommended place to go if you're in Munnar.
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Jaison Netto

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  • Jaison Netto
  • Lives in Kochi
  • 168 photos
  • 79 Reviews
  •  38 helpful votes
  •  290468 readers

"Explore more about tea !!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 17, 2016
A good opportunity to learn more about how tea is made and the process. You would be able to see all the process and they will clarify about the whole process.
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Pradeep Ramachandran

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  • Pradeep Ramachandran
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 636 photos
  • 161 Reviews
  •  40 helpful votes
  •  54905 readers

"Worth to visit this place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 12, 2016
It is a good place to visit whoever needs to know the Tea powder production. In this place one part they have converted to museum and we can see the items which was used in British people.
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Vijay Kumar

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  • Vijay Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1447 readers

"Worth the visiting cost"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 25, 2016
Tata Tea Museum is one of the tourist attractions in munnar. We need to pay entrance charges around 50 + bucks but its worth. We really enjoyed museum and we saw how Tea is prepared.
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Vinay Chauhan

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  • Vinay Chauhan
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 18 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  7892 readers

"Must see place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 16, 2015
Those who comes to Munnar must watch this Tata Tea factory here, they show how they do Tea with Tea leaves. Very good factory in Munnar and must see when in Munnar.
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Sai charan Yerraguntla

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  • Sai charan Yerraguntla
  • Lives in Vijayawada
  • 6 Reviews
  •  872 readers

"A very good place to know about the tea powder preparation"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 4, 2015
At the starting there is a information given by the person which is very inspiring and in fact some realistic truths about the present life. Step by step procedure of Tea powder preparation is seen here. Different types of Tea powders are present which is Black Tea, Green Tea and the Ordinary Tea powders of different types. We can also buy them at standard rates and even for low rates. The Tea plants around the museum looks beautiful and good spots to take photos.
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Rushabh Ganatra

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  • Rushabh Ganatra
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  2052 readers

"Green Tea Factory"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Oct 26, 2015
This is a good factory with all the machines for production of green and black tea. A guide explains you in detail about the manufacturing of tea, it's benefits also how to correctly prepare a tea to get maximum health benefits. They also play an AV about the factory establishment.
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Fayyaz Mohamed

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  • Fayyaz Mohamed
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 45 Reviews
  •  68 helpful votes
  •  35778 readers

"Informative and Interesting place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Sep 22, 2015
Nice place to see the Tea Leaves being processed. It has a few photos of olden day Munnar. Munnar had a Railway line in British time but was washed away due to floods. The factory guide shows the various stages of Tea Leaves get processed. There is a store selling Tea Leaves and other products. You are given Tea to drink.
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Vaibhav Maheshwari

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  • Vaibhav Maheshwari
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  895 readers

"A good experience"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 18, 2015
Nice museum especially the way orator demonstrate benefits of having tea. Nice to visit place if you are in Munnar for 3-4 days at the end of the tour you can buy herbal tea from the counter at reasonable rates. Overall good experience.
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Arnab Nandi

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  • Arnab Nandi
  • Lives in Durgapur
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1234 readers

"Must visit this place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 14, 2015
Very beautiful and peaceful place to visit, apart from tea plantation and spice plantation, the place has a natural beauty. Drive on the road and you will know why it's called god's own country.
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