Spice Plantations

Enter Kumily and the intoxicating aroma of cloves, nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon or cardamom takes over. The industrial town is the gateway to Thekkady and hosts some of the finest spice plantations in the country. Its equable climate and unique geographical positions has helped it become the de facto exporter of spices in the State. These spices are used by millions to add flavour to food along with helping preserve it. Other spices like turmeric and ginger are known to be used for medicinal purposes and religious rituals.

Cardamom is the primary spice grown here and Kumily is a major provider in Kerala's domination in the trade of this spice. Pepper, tea and coffee are other major exports that are in high demand. Walks through these plantations gives one an up close look at how these are grown, harvested and eventually shipped out for consumption. The scent is invigorating and these walks are held at regular intervals throughout the year.

Tea and Coffee Plantations in Kumily  



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