100 Year Old Lockhart Tea Factory in Munnar
The age old Lockhart tea factory was established about 100+ years back by British East India Company and is famous for manufacturing Orthodox Tea in the traditional way. The factory allows public visits during the regular working hours and one can observe the various stages of tea processing here. The factory houses a museum, a tea sale outlet and tea tasting section and tourists are given briefing about the Tea History & Health Benefits to the visitors. Apart from these, Lockhart Tea Factory also has a museum where olden photographs, Machinery, Tools etc were used by ancestors in old times are displayed. Fresh Orthodox tea also can be bought from the Lockhart Factory Outlet which is located inside the Factory premises.
The Lockhart tea factory is situated 8 KM away from Munnar town on the way to Thekkady in the NH-49 . One can take a rickshaw or taxi from the town to reach the factory. Guided tours can be availed during the factory working hours.
From the factory view point the stunning Lockhart valley can be seen clearly. The silvery water streams gushing out of the hilly ranges, acres of tea estates and mist clad valleys and mountains of the Lockhart region will beckon any visitor to come back again and again.