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Address: Srishti Welfare Centre | Tata Global Beverages Limited, Munnar 685 612, India
Phone Number: 91 4865 230340
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Gorgeous craftsmanship and a good cause

I toured the factory and was impressed on all fronts. The workers seemed to be treated respectfully and the quality of their work was outstanding. I have seen a lot of Indian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tofu A
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Bodh Gaya, India
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Bodh Gaya, India
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I toured the factory and was impressed on all fronts. The workers seemed to be treated respectfully and the quality of their work was outstanding. I have seen a lot of Indian textiles and found their designs unusual and delightful. My wallet took quite a hit in the shop but I got beautiful high quality gifts for myself and my... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The Srishti Welfare Centre is a special place: wonderful poeple, good atmosphere, beautiful materials and artifacts. A joy.

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Thank Kuno S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We unfortunately missed seeing the factory working. When we pulled up the bus of workers was just leaving. However the remaining staff was kind enough to show us around, explain their production, etc. The block printing and dyeing processes are unbelievable. I was happy to support this worthwhile endeavor by buying gifts to bring home. Do not miss this if... More 

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Thank myniyer
Beaworthy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The people working here are treated with real respect and kindness. The products they produce, reflect this and if you buy something - silk scarves being an example, you will have purchased something unique.

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Thank oldakwasi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My friend and I recently traveled to the DARE (Developmental Activities in Rehabilitative Education) school and Srishti Welfare Centre during our time in Munnar. As two special education teachers in our respective countries (UK and USA), we were amazed by the services provided at this facility, and thankful for the opportunity to learn about the great work these "differently abled"... More 

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Thank Nicole O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I don't think this centre is normally part of the standard tea plantation tours available in Munnar but it definitely should be!I found this centre on tripadvisor whilst researching my trip to Kerala and thought,I have to go and visit!Many of my fellow reviewers have explained the purpose of this centre already so I wont repeat. There are 2 main... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

When we visited Munnar, we did not know about this place, but some one told us about it and I am so glad they did. We had a tour of the facilities, with explanations on the process of making papers, dyes and dyeing techniques. We saw that the young differently-abled people working there were learning a trade and creating beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Munnar is full of lovely vistas, but the one place all visitors must visit is Srishti, an umbrella welfare organization supported by Tata Global Beverages.. There is a school for the education of differently-abled children of tea plantation workers. In addition, Srishti's activities include a natural dyeing plant, a handmade paper project, and a confectionery which supplies the bakery needs... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Srishtri Trust is located near to the tea museum in Munnar and it was a wonderful surprise. To find a charity established by Tata to care for the less or differently abled relatives of tea plantation employees and producing such wonderful products was a revelation. It was humbling and inspiring; a lesson to western companies on how to really... More 

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5 Thank Vincent C
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The Srishti Welfare Centre is a wonderful initiative which is just a short walk up from the Tea Museum. In addition to providing information and tours around their facility (paper making, cloth dyeing and others), they also have a fantastic gift shop set up with the products that are made on site. Well worth a visit, and highly recommend supporting... More 

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