Tea Factory & Museum - History, Timings & Entry Fee

Museum / Gallery

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Distance (From Ooty Central Bus Station): 5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: On Doddabetta Road

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 4 km from Doddabetta Peak and 5 km from Ooty Bus Station & Ooty Railway Station, Tea Factory & Museum is situated on Doddabetta Road in Ooty. Amidst the blue hills of Nilgiris, it is one of the popular tea factories in Tamilnadu and among the must visit Ooty Tourist Places.

Perched at an altitude of 1839 m, the Ooty Tea Factory is spread across nearly an acre; all covered with the emerald green tea plants. Visitors can see the entire processing method right from the freshly plucked green leaves to its packaging at the factory. It also houses the Tea Museum where visitors can learn about the origin of different kinds of tea leaves that are used across the globe along with the history of tea in India and its evolution in the Nilgiris. The Doddabetta tea factory in Ooty also offers beautiful views of the valley, and the towering mountain peaks surrounding it.

The Ooty Tea Factory features a small shop where free tea is offered to all visitors. This hot cup of tea is usually cardamom flavoured that adds to the taste and warms you during the cold Ooty weather. The factory is popular for its homemade chocolates too like rum and raisin, fruit and nut, fig and honey, roasted almonds, coffee chocolate, milk chocolate, sugar free varieties among others. One can buy specially crafted tea souvenirs like tea cups engraved with the Tea Museum logo and tea plates as well.

Timings: 9 AM - 5.30 PM

Entry: Rs. 10 for Factory & Rs. 10 for Museum