Tea Museum

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    Location: KDHP House, NH 49, Nullatanni, Munnar, Kerala 685612, India.

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1-2 hours

    Established: It was in 1 April, 2005

    Munnar is one of the cities in Kerala, most of which are surrounded by green tea gardens. These tea gardens look wonderful. We all know about the famous Kannan Dewan Hills. Basically, this tea museum has become one of the landmarks in the history of Munnar run by Kannan Dewan Hills Plantations Company. This amazing tea museum has a lot of fame and history, every year many visitors come to visit this tea museum, and let’s find out more about the unknown.


    This tea museum in Munnar helps to glorify the culture of the ancient tea gardens. It also gives a clear idea about the history of tea processing. The various exhibits present also help to increase the scope of knowledge of each traveler. There is a show which is held twice a day at 10.00 am and 2.00 pm. This show introduces you to all kinds of teas and all kinds of tastes. The matter is very nice, but you have to pay INR 100 for this. Again, there is herbal tea. So for those who are tea lover travelers this museum trip will be extremely enjoyable.


    Rear view of two hikers walking through the tea plantations in the Letchi Hills in Munnar, India.

    The tea museum is now owned by Kannan Devan Hills Plantations Company and the plants date back to the 1880s and first opened on April 1, 2005. Preserves the species, genes, and growing aspects of tea garden trees in the hilly region of Idukki district in the Western Ghats of Coimbatore district. It is known that the Tata Tea Museum once made a great contribution to the curiosity, photography, and tea industry of Idukki. The tea museum at Nullatanni Estate was transformed into the primary center of the Kerala Tea Garden in 1905, turning it into a complete tea factory. This tea museum in Munnar is, therefore, an excellent travel place for tea lovers and nature lovers.

    Inside/Outside Views

    From the tea museum, you can gain knowledge about everything from tea leaves to tea processing and marketing of the product. They have a mini CTC and an early tea production unit for processing. The entrance has granite sandals made in 1913. Part of it is old furniture, wooden bathtubs, magnetic phones, iron ovens, and other appliances. Iron Age burials have been found in the 2nd century BC which were used then. Last but not least, don’t forget to go to the demonstration room where you will find a variety of teas.

    Opening Hours

    All days except Mondays of the week and 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.

    Entry & Others Fees

    • INR 75 per head for adults
    • INR 35 per head for child (6 to 12) years.
    • INR 20 for camera

    How to Reach

    By Air: Cochin International Airport is the nearest to the Museum about 75 km away so get down to the airport you get a bus or taxi to reach the museum.

    By Train: The nearest Railway Station is Aluva Railway Station about 112 km far from the Tea Museum. So you can hire a cab or get a bus to reach there.

    By Bus: The buses are available to reach the museum. Munnar bus stop is so nearest from there and Munnar is connected to other cities. Besides, some local buses are available there so you get many buses to reach the Museum.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should take a small water bottle  as  well as a small bag where you can carry all the essential things of yours.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is safe to visit the museum. Munnar Police Station.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, it is allowed. 

    Que-03: Are there any parking facilities in the Tea Museum?

    Ans: Yes, Parking facilities are available but you have to pay for them.

    Que-04: What is the best time to visit the Tea Museum?

    Ans: November to March or March to May.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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