Munnar Tea Museum
Did you know that the First-Ever Tea Museum of India is located in Munnar?
Kannan Devan Hill Plantation Tea Museum is located at KDHP’s Nullatanni Estate which is a plantation that dates back to the 1880s and is one of the best tea museums in Munnar. KDHP as it is also known is at a five-minute drive from Munnar Town. The official name of the museum is Tata Tea Museum and is commonly known as Nalluthanni Estate Museum. The Munnar Tea Museum is a must to go destination in Munnar that can reveal you the entire history of Munnar’s tea industry and shows you all about its legacy.
Visiting the Museum
The Kannan Devan Hill Plantation Museum can be visited throughout the year. This Munnar Tea Museum is open from 9 am to 5 pm. It is only closed on Monday and public holidays.
The Hill Station Munnar Tea Museum is now one of the most sought out tour locations in Munnar. The Kannan Devan Hill Plantation is flooding with visitors from all around the world. The Museum is an absolute delight and a treat to the visitors and the best thing is, it is opened for visitors without any restrictions.
Have a journey into the history of tea plantation in India
Munnar is well known and dominant for its tea estates and plantations that spread far and wide. The hill station altogether has more than 50 tea estates. Out of all the estates, The Kannan Devan Hill Plantation stands out due to the attraction of the Munnar Tea Museum. The Museum has a longer connection to the tea production at Munnar. Everything at the Tea Museum takes you way back to the history of tea plantation in India.
A century-long evolution of tea estates and production can be seen at the Tata Tea Museum. It is displayed in the museum, the old machinery used for tea production, photographs of traditional methods used and every other inch and detail of the tales of the evolution of tea estates in Munnar. The experience in the museum enlightens you about the making of tea and how it reaches the state of consumption.
Once you leave the museum, you will have first-hand information about the world’s favorite Munnar’s tea. The Museum lets you travel all the way along the journey of tea making in Munnar, giving a beautiful and fantastic experience and heartwarming feeling. It is always nice to know the story and history of something you love, right?
Exhibits included in the Museum
There are many attractions in the museum that invites visitors from across the world to the land. The exhibition center opens door to many technologies of the gone era.
- Muesuem basically houses curiosities, photographs, and machinery, depicting milestones in the history of Idukki’s flourishing tea industry.
- The Museum has the original tea roller which is dated back to the early 1900s – the Rotorvane. The rare piece is the main highlight of the museum.
- One can also find here the old Pelton Wheel that was the power supplies used in the 1920s for the estates.
- The engine wheel of the rail which was once used for the transportation of material and workers at the Kundale Valley Light Railway line, between Munnar and the Top Station is also displayed.
- Centuries’ old burial urn discovered at the Periakanal tea estate is also presented at the museum for visitors.
- The museum is filled with detailed records of modern and traditional methods of tea making followed in India.
- A section of the museum includes traditional bungalow furniture and office equipment used in the Colonial area of Kerala.
Taste the best tea in India
Visitors can taste the variety kind of teas at the hill station. They are pure and fresh, without any compromise in quality. Being here the visitors are enriched with information about tea processing and production. One gets to know the different kinds of tea and how they are made. You can taste the best varieties of teas available in India here and decide which one is your favorite.
Buy the tea of supreme quality
If you are a true tea lover. This is the place for you! Moreover, you can take home the diverse tea types right from the maker. You get the best quality tea from the plantation for very economical rates. The tea varieties you will get here are real and to all the tea fans- Do not miss it!
How to reach Tata Tea Museum?
The destination is very reachable and well connected via road to the railway station and airport. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation provides buses from different locations to Munnar town. Aluva is the nearest railway station within 112 kilometers and Cochin International Airport is within 72 kilometers away.