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Aranya Naturals

Address: Srishti Welfare Centre | Tata Global Beverages Limited, Munnar 685 612, India
Phone Number: 91 4865 230340
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Ranked #2 of 9 Activities in Munnar
Type: Nature & wildlife tours, Sightseeing Tours, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Nature & wildlife tours, Sightseeing Tours, Outdoor Activities
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Having read the reviews and other reading material, this Welfare centre was a must to see. Not far out of Munnar, we arrived at a quiet time, allowing us to see over the paper-making section, the natural dying section, both parts with an enthusiastic worker informing us of the processes involved in paper making and dying using silks, cottons and... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A wonderful place to drop by, see the great work place and school and maybe even buy a delicious muffin or handmade good. Highly recommended!

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Holland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

If you are looking for something else than the regular temple or tea plantation visit and want to be inspired and moved by wonderful people, then take a ricksjaw to the 20 minutes from Munnar Srishti Welfare Centre. This Tata initiative houses a school for lesser abled children, a textile factory, a recycle paper factory, a bakery and a little... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
114 helpful votes 114 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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