Spices in Wayanad

Wayanad Spice Plantation Tour

 

Wayanad Spice Plantation Tour is specifically designed for travelers who want to understand about various spices used in Kerala. The fascination for Indian spices from all over the world still continues to grow even after centuries of first landing, of the first foreign traveler on Kerala soil.  Spices have always been an integral part of people's life in Kerala. Food in Kerala can’t be imagined without spices.  People from all over the world come to Kerala in search of variety of spices. It always ended up in sharing their culture and religion with Keralites.  Spices are not merely used for delicious cuisines in Kerala, but is even used as medicines in many cases.  Kerala, the God’s Own country, is blessed with a large variety of geographical and climatic conditions that makes it ideal for spice cultivation.  And Wayanad is one such hill destination of Kerala where nature makes medley with soothing climate, romantic waterfalls, evergreen hill ranges and variety of spice cultivation all over. Wayanad is lavishly blessed with such a climate in which any crop can breed and grow. But farmers in Wayanad are more into Coffee and Tea plantations cuddled with Pepper trails. Wayanad is also rich in Rice fields, Ginger and Turmeric cultivation along with Coconut, Cardamom, Cocoa, Beetle nut, Cinnamon, huge variety of Bananas etc. Needless to say that it will be incomplete if you do not find time to take a tour through these magnificent spice plantations when you visit this patch of Western Ghats.

You can be picked from anywhere in Wayanad and transferred to a well maintained Coffee plantation embraced with Pepper plants. A walk through this luxuriant greenery inhaling the most pure form of air may bring out the nature lover in you. Wayanad has good rainfall, moderate temperature, high altitude, highly fertile soil etc which are good factors for coffee cultivation. The coffee cherry grown at Wayanad has a richer taste and high sugar content. Also, the black pepper cultivated in Wayanad is very famous for its quality and aroma. A well versed guide arranged by Groowynd Holidays will take you through the plantations who will explain you about the planting method, maintenance, fertilizers, irrigation, time of cropping, harvesting, preservation and how it is finally made into coffee powder and black pepper respectively. (And at harvesting period even you can try a hand too).

Visit to a Tea plantation - Lush green scalp of tea plantations are always a visual treat.  A Tea Plantation Tour also can be combined with a Spice/Coffee Plantation Tour, base on time availability. A walk through the narrow paths of tea plantation will redefine your photo sense. You won’t be able to leave your camera aside even for a few minutes. You will be explained with the process of making tea dust. In the afternoon you will be taken to a ginger / turmeric cultivation, if it is in season. The guide arranged by Groowynd will explain you the process of cultivation, harvest and preservation.  In the evening you will be dropped back to your hotel. Spice plantation tour can take one full day if you are interested in each process / activity. It can be covered in half a day, by not getting into detail but providing you a brief overview of the process, with a short visit to a plantation.. Write to us at info@groowynd.com to know more about a Wayanad Spice Plantation Tour / Tea Plantation Tour or book a Plantation Tour in Wayanad through Groowynd Holidays.

  • Wayanad spice plantation tour can be combined with other regular packages of Groowynd Holidays.
  • Accommodation in a Coffee Plantation Homestay (WayanadStays - managed by Groowynd Holidays) provides you a complementary Plantation Tour.
  • Guests can be picked up from Sulthan Bathery or Kalpetta Hotel/Resorts for Plantation Tour, at additional cost.
  • We do provide pick up from Calicut, Bangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore, Mangalore etc or Car Rental in Wayanad

Wayanad Spice Plantation Tour

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Wayanad Spice Plantation Tour

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