Munnar is a hill station on the Western Ghats, a range of mountains situated in the Idukki district of Indian state of Kerala. The mystic elixir ‘Neela Kurunji’ blooms once in 12 years is and around the vast wilderness in Munnar. The name Munnar means “three rivers” the confluence of Madhurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers. It is referred as Switzerland of India’. Unending expanse of tea plantations – pristine valleys and mountains –exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests aroma of spice scented cool air – Munnar indeed is a paradise on earth.
Munnar has a legacy of its own when it comes to the origins and evolution of tea plantations. This Tea Museum houses curios, photographs and machineries; all of which have a story to tell on the origins and growth of tea plantations in Munnar. The museum is located at the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea in Munnar.
The Duke of Wellington is believed to be the first reputed European visitor here. Today, you can enjoy the richness of old-world Munnar along with its newer attractions.
How to reach
Rail: Theni (Tamil Nadu), about 60 km away; Aluva about 110 km away.
Air: Cochin International Airport, about 125 km away; Madurai (Tamil Nadu), about 140 km away.
By road : From Cochin (3 hrs Journey) and from Kottayam (4 hrs journey)