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Kannan Devan Tea Museum, situated at Nullatanni estate in Munnar, is the first tea museum of its kind in the country. The museum portrays the origin and growth of century-old tea plantation. It starts from a simple tea roller to the present fully automatic tea factory of Madupatty. As you enter notice the granite sundial, made in 1913 by the Art Industrial School in Tamil Nadu. On display are several old equipment including tea roller of 1905. They have the Pelton wheel which was used in the 1920’s on exhibition as well. The CTC type tea processing machine are a proud possession in the museum. Check out the rail engine wheel unit of the Kundale Valley Light Railway that operated between Munnar and Top Station.
The museum's room features the old-time bungalow furniture, cash safe, magneto phone, wooden bathtub, iron oven that used firewood. Antique office equipment such as typewriters that was in use in the High Range is there as well. There is also a tea tasting demonstration room with a variety of teas on display. Visit the tea-manufacturing unit where you can see different steps of tea processing. To savour the taste of different teas, attend the tea tasting session inside the museum.
Run by Kanan Devan Hills Plantations now, the Tea Museum traces the evolution of the tea industry in Munnar from the 1880s.
kannan devan tea museum - Kerala tourist attraction added in the Kerala Itinerary 10 Days. Must visit this amazing attraction.
- They have locker and storage and bathroom facilities.
- Food is available for purchase and you are allowed to wear shoes inside.
- The museum is good for students.
- They explain the benefits of green tea.
- Very good retail outlet.
- If you go there have a cup of tea paying 5 rupees.
- For Child INR 35
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95% of people who visit Munnar include Kannan Devan Tea Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
34.15% of people start their Kannan Devan Tea Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Kannan Devan Tea Museum
94.23% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kannan Devan Tea Museum
Delightful visit and shown a video of the history of tea plantations and tea making. We had a very interesting talk on Green Tea from a member of staff. Shop also available with great variety of tea. Very enjoyable.
.. Overall 3 Star, but being UNIQUE, I have given 4 Star. .. Rs. 125 for Adults and Rs 40 for children above 6 years, LOOKS to be high for casual Tourists. .. A quick visit needs 30 minutes, whereas, a detailed visit with photography will take easily 2 hours. .. The Tea Processing Demo gives some satisfaction. .. Audio-visual is OK (May be 15 minutes) .. Benefits of Tea - session, I felt like too lengthy. .. Old Radio, Typewriter, etc. are surely a gift for the new generations. .. Being unique, it is worth to visit. ..
In terms of history of tea making, this place scores good. They show a nicely put together video of the history of the region and how tea played a role in the same. I would have appreciated it more if they had more tea gardens where we could see the tea plants and get more photo ops... There are hardly 3 rows of tea plants outside the museum!
Very nice place to understand the history of tea plantation s and know the tea making process. Tea powder and other things are available on sale. Worth a try. Half and hour documentary is also there to be seen.
It's good place. Here they show history of tea plantation in Munnar. Also you can understand the full process of preparing tea from leaves. They also explain how to prepare tea at home.