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Aranya Naturals

Srishti Welfare Centre | Tata Global Beverages Limited, Munnar 685 612, India
91 4865 230340
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Ranked #4 of 11 Activities in Munnar
Type: Factory Tours
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It is a natural paper making and dyeing unit run by Tata for the physically challenged people. Its a beautiful campus located among the tea gardens. A very calm place with lots of smiling faces. We were shown the whole unit and explained as to how the process of paper making and dyeing is carried out. They also have a... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We visited this place as part of our tour. It has been set up by Tata for the welfare of physically challenged people. There is a beautiful garden with many flowers that you would see in an English garden. The plants are used for dying materials and the handmade paper that they make on site. I bought a beautiful silk... More

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New York City, New York
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A school, dyeing unit and natural paper making unit and a bakery all together make up Srishti, a Non profit run by Tata's in Munnar. Set in a scenic valley, it makes for the most beautiful day I spent in Munnar. Quite geared and happy to receive visitors, we walked in at 11am without information. We were immediately escorted by... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This great textile workshop was not on my tour - my guide and driver took me there. GOOD ON THEM! of all the things to see in Munnar this was the best and definitely a must to see. The art of hand dying with natural dyes produce the most exquisite scarves fabrics and shawls. the prices are very reasonable for... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We visited the Srishti Welfare Centre (Aranya Naturals) on business. What a magical place high up in the tea gardens it takes your breath away. If you visit be prepared for a 3 - 4 hour road journey that will test your endurance and if you suffer motions sickness take a pill, the road is bumpy and is very windy... More

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New York City, New York
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

This is truly a special experience to see the mentally and physically challenges individuals In such a warm environment where they are creating absolutely beautiful hand made quality products. The experience and interaction with the individuals is one truly moving component. The products they are making (sari, scarf, paper products, baby clothes etc) are stunning and of the highest quality,... More

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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We went to spend an hour or so at the Srishti Welfare Centre but ended up spending three hours there. First, we did a tour and learnt how paper and fabrics were made. It was very interesting to see. Staff was very friendly and immediately offered us a tour. This is not a tourist trap but a hidden gem where... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We made our guide take us to Aranya, he wasn't aware it existed,but it's on his list now. Leaving aside the wonderful purpose of the enterprise it's worth a visit if you are one of those people who wants to bring something a bit different and of great quality back from their travels. Scarfs, shawls, saris made from natural fabrics... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We walked to Aranya Naturals from the Tea Museum in Munnar. Very pleasant walk amongst the tea plantations. We were welcomed by Victoria, an amazing lady who started the entire project in order to help the differently abled children of tea pluckers who would not be able to help on the plantations. She showed us around and explained the different... More

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Santa Cruz, CA
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8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Aranya Natural is not far from the town of Munnar in the beautiful tea plantation area of the surrounding hills. The drive to Aranya is wonderful. You see workers collecting and carrying tea as well as uniformed children on their way to school. It's very peaceful (and relatively litter free). The project at Aranya Natural is inspiring, as others have... More

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