Spice Plantation Tour

The soil, the climate and the terrain are all major role players in the propagation of Kerala’s great spice narrative. Spices have always been an integral part of life in Kerala, not just in the kitchen but also the field of medicine and cosmetics; spices also have a place in Kerala’s religious rituals,  as they do in the area of health and fitness.

Periyar is, due to its location in the lower mountains around 1000 metres above sea level, blessed with numerous types of spices. The tour gives offers discoveries of the aromatic splendour of spices such as cardamom, pepper, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and many other varieties of spices and medicinal plants.

  • The enlightening experience about Southern spices and their medicinal properties
  • Experience their delectable flavours in a dish
  • Study painstaking local farming methods of growing, harvesting and processing of spices.
  • The spice plantation tour is in one of the most important activities outside the Periyar Tiger Reserve that a visitor can engage in. It is an opportunity to understand why Kerala cuisine is so distinctive from many other forms of Indian cuisine. The tour gives you a chance to enjoy cardamom, pepper, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and many other varieties of spices, medicinal plants and extracts made from the herbs and spices.. You will also learn how richly they are valued for preserving and flavouring food apart from their role as nutrients. You will also discover how many parts of these spices, be it the root, the leaf, the seeds, the oil or the sap, have their own particular uses.

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