Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Kannan Devan Tea Museum at Munnar Hills

The Kannan Devan Tea Museum is India's  first ever tea museum and located at Kannan Deven Hill Planatation’s Nullatanni estate in Munnar, which is hardly a few kilometers away from Munnar Town. The Tea Museum in Munnar is one of the most unique attraction in Munnar and if you ever visit Munnar Hill Stations, then make sure that you don't miss out on visiting the Kannan Devan tea museum.

The fee for entering the museum is Rs 50 and first you would be taken to a place where you can watch a documentary film which narrates the history of Munnar and the Kannan Devan tea estate. There would also be a person who would give you an awareness on how the tea powder is created from the leaves of tea. On the factory floor you can see live how the tea powder is being created from the leaves and this is scene that is worth watching.

The museum also contains a collection of antiques and other belongings of the estate employees in the British era.
The tea museum at munnar clearly tells us about the growth of the century old tea plantations. There is also an iron-age burial urn from the 2nd century BC that was exhumed near Periakanal Estate in the 1970s.  The Kannan Devan Tea Museum really adds flavour to the tourism indsutry in Munnar, as a lot of tourist visit this tea museum and tea processing unit.

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