Wasted time and money - Kannan Devan Tea Museum, Munnar R...

Wasted time and money

Review of Kannan Devan Tea Museum, Munnar

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Rank 17
Ranked 17 of 63,
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in Munnar
Average Rating
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105 Ratings & 93 Reviews

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  • Average 5
  • Below Average 3
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Amit Aggarwal

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  • Amit Aggarwal
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 181 photos
  • 23 Reviews
  •  286 helpful votes
  •  33648 readers

"Wasted time and money"

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted Oct 1, 2017
I have been to Tea museum earlier too in 2009 and it used to be good. They allowed visitors to go inside and used to provide a guided tour. Now all that has stopped to avoid any contamination in tea production. You get to see everything from first floor behind glasses. They don't even provide a cuppa chai towards the end. Now, it has become a marketing propaganda by Kannan Devan Tea for which they charge Rs 100/-.

This is the first and perhaps only TATA establishment where they fleece their customers. Don't waste your time and money. You can learn much better on YouTube.
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Abhishek Goel

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  • Abhishek Goel
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  83 readers

"Nothing to watch, just video"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted Sep 30, 2017
Nothing much to see there. They will show one video advertising about themselves. There is no machine process to see there. Don't waste your time. Ooty tea museum is much better.
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Partha sarathi banerjee

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  • Partha sarathi banerjee
  • 8 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  35372 readers

"Not Worth."

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Aug 23, 2016
Went with lot of expectation but it did not fulfil my desire to know more about tea (specially after paying Rs 225 fee per head) There is a video show to tell about History of Munnar Tea plantation -and was good. There was no arrangement to visit tea garden or any guided tour to tell how tea is produced ( I have some knowledge about the process) > the person giving the lecture is more interested to do marketing for green tea and digestion system. It has a shop selling the product of the company (
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Sundarraj kaushik

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  • Sundarraj kaushik
  • 12 Reviews
  •  361 helpful votes
  •  271576 readers

"A nice introduction to tea"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 17, 2016
The museum is worth the visit as it provides a good introduction to tea manufacturing. There is a documentary that gives details of how tea was introduced to India and how it thrived.

There is a small plant executing all the steps of how tea is manufactured.

There is a talk of how green tea is the nectar to be imbibed if one wishes to remain healthy till one's old age.

There is also a good description of how tea should be prepared.

The store in the museum seems to be a good place to buy tea and other related items.
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Mahesh

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  • 7 Reviews
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  •  1832 readers

"Nice place to visit"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Apr 24, 2016
Nice place to visit to know about how the various types of tea are prepared. Also a nice place to buy various tea related products. They have a small documentary session on the tea factory which I thought was informative.
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About Kannan Devan Tea Museum

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Located in the Nullatanni Estate of Munnar, Kerala, Kannan Devan Tea Museum, a first of its kind in the country was built to depict the history of this century-old tea plantation. The tea museum throws light and gives first-hand knowledge about tea processing and operations that go into the making of tea powder/dried leaves.

The tea museum houses a granite sundial made in 1913 at its entrance to greet its visitors and plays host to a 1905 tea roller, the Pelton wheel used in the power generation plant that existed in Kanniamally Estate in 1920, an iron-age burial urn dating back to the 2nd century BC, and rotor vane (old-time CTC type tea processing machine) amongst other relics. The museum also houses old time bungalow furniture, cash safe, magneto phone, an iron oven that used firewood, antique typewriters, etc.

The museum hosts a tea-tasting session with a variety of tea on display and the guides explain the nuances of tea making process in the olden days and how it has changed with the advent of modern techniques to its curious visitors.

Kannan Devan Tea Museum is located a short distance away from the hill station town of Munnar and is accessible by road. A visit to this place is informative and helps an individual understand the art with which tea is prepared.

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