Tata Tea Museum, Munnar
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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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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Pradeep Ramachandran

  • Tourist
  • Pradeep Ramachandran
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 314 photos
  • 100 Reviews
  •  20 helpful votes
  •  28276 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
  •  591 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
  •  6132 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
  •  662 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
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1798 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
  •  67 helpful votes
  •  27585 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
  •  694 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
  •  1044 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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Aashish Gupta

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  • Aashish Gupta
  • Lives in Kanpur
  • 3 Reviews
  •  606 readers

"Educational and inspiring tea garden"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 13, 2015
It was a blissfull experience during the documentary telecast there showing history of Munnar. Later the processing of tea leaves was even more interesting to watch. Green tea is worth a try there. Must visit and a must watch with family and children. Awesome climate and landscape. Well maintained.
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Fayyaz Mohamed

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  • Fayyaz Mohamed
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 45 Reviews
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"Informative place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 12, 2015
You can see the processing of tea leaves. A small setup but quite informative, it has a few old photos of Munnar. You can purchase tea leaves and other products. Tea is available for tasting.
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