Mr. D B S L Perera
Since – 01/03/2020
Mobile No – 0777 41 22 42
Name of the Estate – Hantana
Address – Hantana Estate, Kandy
Asst.Superintendent – Mr. W A S Senarath
Asst.Superintendent – Mr. L B Harley
Asst.Superintendent – Mr. S G G U Abeyrathna
Main Crop Cultivated – Tea
Elevation – 500 to 900 Mtrs.
Average Annual Rainfall – 2582 mm
Average Annual Rainy days – 137
District – Kandy
Nearest Town/Distance – Kandy/04km
Nearest Railway Station/Distance – Kandy/04km
Tel No – 0815631582
Fax – 0815637122
Email – [email protected]
Ceylon Tea Museum - Kandy
The Ceylon Tea Museum is located in the former Hanthana Estate Tea Factory in the Central highlands which was originally constructed in 1925, It is situated close to Kandy, the famous hill capital of Sri Lanka. Hanthana was one of the first successful areas to cultivate tea following the failure of coffee production on the island.
The Ceylon Tea Museum at Hantane Estate, three kilometers from Kandy city is served by a motorable road that circles the museum, provides easy access and adequate parking facilities for cars and tourist coaches. The museum consists of four floors. The ground floor and the second-floor exhibit very old items of machinery and the first floor consist of a library and an auditorium with facilities for audiovisual presentations. The third floor is allocated to tea sales outlets, where a selection of Sri Lanka’s finest tea is available. The entire top floor is a tea cafe. A panoramic view of the Kandy town surrounded by the beautiful Hunasgiriya Knuckles Range and the Matale range of hills can be viewed through a telescope mounted on the fourth floor.
The grounds surrounding the Tea Museum are landscaped with different varieties of teas. Kandy is a mandatory stop virtually on every tourist’s itinerary and the location of the Ceylon Tea Museum at Hantane Estate enhances the attraction of the hill country to visitors. In Addition, its proximity to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and Loolecondera Estate, where tea was first grown commercially in Sri Lanka makes Hantane the perfect location.
HANTANE ESTATE – KANDY MANAGED by The Sri Lanka Tea Board Whilst the Ceylon Tea Museum is under the preview of the Sri Lanka Tea Board, the Hantane Estate is managed by the Janatha Estates Development Board.
Hantana Tea Extent
(* ALL FIGURES IN HECTARES)