Connemara Tea Factory
Museum / Gallery
#16 of 18 Places to Visit in Thekkady
Distance (From Thekkady): 13 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Place Location: At Vandiperiyar
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 13 km from Thekkady, Connemara Tea Factory is located at Vandiperiyar, Kerala. It is one of the top tea factories in Kerala and among the popular places to visit in Kerala as part of Thekkady - Munnar Tour Packages.
Connemara Tea Factory was built in the year 1940 and one of the oldest one in Kerala. The estate is covered with rolling hills of tea dotted with tall trees covered in Pepper vines. This beautiful place draws domestic tourists along with others who have travelled all the way from Britain, Russia, France and United States of America. The tea factory offers a one hour guided tea garden cum factory tour for tourists. It is an educative, informative and entertainment program. Visiting a Tea Factory and understand the process of making tea was a lifetime experience.
The program starts with an Audio Visual Presentation which is having everything you need to know about Tea. After that, you will be taken to visit the Tea Factory. The process of Tea making starts from Withering, Crushing, tearing & Curling, Fermentation, Drying, Cleaning, Grading etc. And they do even teach you how to make a good tea and how to enjoy the real taste of tea at the end. They have an outlet at the entrance where visitors can buy premium quality tea packets which are fresh and pure.
Photography & Video is strictly prohibited inside Connemara Tea Factory. English speaking guide is available in Connemara Tea Factory and they are happy to explain and answer the guests.
Timings: 9 AM - 4 PM, Closed on Sundays & on public holidays
Entry: Rs. 150 for Person