In the Udukki district along the Western Ghats, is situated the beautiful hill station of Munnar. At the confluence of three rivers and with thick tea plantations, the city proudly boasts of 'strobilanthus', a blue flower which blooms once every twelve years. Home to several tea estates, Munnar has established itself as one of the leading manufacturers and exporters of tea. The Tea Museum, at Nallathanni Estate, opened by Tata Tea, houses a grand collection of photographs and machineries, ranging from the rudimentary tea roller to the contemporary fully automated tea factory. The turning moments for the now-flourishing tea industry has been superbly displayed in this museum. Visitors are welcomed by a sundial, located on a granite stone. Few eye-catching items that are displayed include the 'Rotorvane', the 'Pelton Wheel', a rail engine, a burial urn dating back to second century B.C alongside magneto phone, typewriters, wooden bathtub, iron oven, manual calculators and EPABX of the 1909 telephone system. Tea lovers can taste varieties of tea in the museum's demonstration room. Avid tea lovers can stay at hotels near Tea Museum,Munnar
, to taste as well as get an insight into the various stages of tea processing.
Several luxury and budget hotels are located nearby the museum that provide satisfactory services to their varied guests. A list is furnished below for your convenience.
- Enjoy the best of comforts and leisures at Ragamaya Resort and Spa and The Panoramic Getaway , luxury hotels near Tea Museum, that have umpteen and varied amenities to serve their guests that ensure they spend a holiday worth a lifetime.
- Make the most of a vacation by putting-up at Chandys Windy Woods, a 4-star accommodation par excellence. With superb amenities and unparalleled services, a pleasurable stay is guaranteed.
- Greenspaces, The Deep Woods Resort, Hotel C7 and Blue Bells Valley Resort are few 3-star hotels near Tea Museum, with well-maintained and spacious rooms, round-the-clock room service, in-house provisions and multi-cuisine restaurants that leave their guests exhilarated.
- Sahari Albarad and Estate Residency are budget hotels near Tea Museum that have decent arrangements for a convenient and comfortable stay.
While staying at these hotels, one should make a visit to the spices market located nearby alongside touring other famous attractions of the place.