Ripon Tea Factory

Museum / Gallery

Photo Credit: Flickr

Distance (From Wayanad): 18 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: Near Meppadi

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 7 km from Meppadi, 18 km from Kalpetta and 28 km from Sulthan Bathery, Ripon Tea estate is a well-known tea estate situated near Meppadi town of Wayanad in Kerala. It is one of the popular places to visit in Wayanad and among the best tea estates in Wayanad region.

Perched at an altitude of nearly 2000 m, Ripon Tea Estate is spread over an area of 443 Hectares along the slopes of Wayanad Hills. There is also a tea factory built by the British in the 18th century. Ripon Tea Factory encapsulates the best qualities of CTC Teas. It produces three different types of Tea which include Dust, Leaf and Blended.

Visitors can see the entire processing method right from the freshly plucked green leaves to its packaging at the factory. The colonial factory and the lush tea plantation give a glimpse of not only the history but also on one of the most popular teas from the region. Factory visits and tea tasting can be organized with prior permissions.

Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM