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

Spice Market

Wayanad Spice Plantation Tour

Spices kept in storage

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Kabini Coorg Wayanad Tour Package

Kabini Coorg Wayanad tour package – If you are a wildlife enthusiast, then you should head to the Nagarhole National Park for a jungle safari. The park is famous for amazing animal sightings during a safari. The Kabini backwaters are the most sought-after place for nature admirers and wildlife enthusiasts as it is home to a number of wild animals, especially elephants, which arrive here in herds in search of water. Other animals that can be seen at Nagarhole are: tigers, leopards, sloth bear, spotted deer, wild boar, Indian bison and a large number of exotic birds. Elephants, spotted deer and wild boars are among the most easily sighted. This 6-Days Kabini Coorg Wayanad tour package covers the famous South Indian tourist destinations that are known for wildlife, nature, plantations and much more!! Kabini is renowned for its wildlife sightings and the boat safari on the Kabini river. Staying at a resort on the banks of River Kabini would be a unique experience, which enables you to view wildlife very closely. Some of the resorts like Orange County Kabini or The Bison provide luxury stays on the banks of Kabini River. Coorg is known for coffee plantations and other natural attractions that are visited by tourists from around the world. Wayanad is a destination blessed with natural beauty. Wildlife, waterfalls, lakes, view points, historical places and much more to see. If you are looking for a more relaxed affair, 8 Days is what we recommend for this tour. Groowynd Holidays offers pick up from Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Calicut, Coimbatore etc based on convenience of guests. You may also visit our links Wayanad tour packages and South India tour packages for itineraries covering Wayanad tourist places and other South Indian tourist destinations respectively.

Kabini Coorg Wayanad Tour Package: 5 Nights & 6 Days

Places to Stay: Kabini – 1 Night | Coorg – 2 Nights | Wayanad – 2 Nights

 

Places to Visit in Kabini:
  • Jungle Safari (one of the most sought after wildlife experiences in south India)
  • Coracle Ride in Kabini (offered by most of the resorts in Kabini)
Nagarhole National Park

Waterwoods Kabini

Nagarhole National Park

Evolve Back Kabini (Orane County Kabini)

Places to visit in Coorg:
  • Abbey Falls (An incredible waterfall where the river Cauvery falls into the rocky laps from a elevation of 70 feet)
  • Raja’s Seat (Raja’s Seat, meaning the Seat of the King is an amazing view point)
  • Madikeri Fort (Built by Mudduraja in the last quarter of the 17th century)
  • Nisargadhama (Chain of islands spread in 64 acres island, reachable through a dangling bridge)
  • Golden Temple (Accommodating around 7000 Tibetan monks in and around, this beautiful architecture reflects the Tibetan Style of Architecture)
  • Dubare Elephant Camp (Dubare Forest is a natural island of about 11-12 acres with elephant camp, elephant rides available)

 

Places to visit in Wayanad:
  • Edakkal Caves (Provides great view from top, famous for ancient inscriptions).
  • Jain Temple (Though near to Sulthan Bathery Town, it is a serene place).
  • Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary (One of the famous wildlife safaris of Kerala).
  • Banasura Sagar Dam (The largest dam in India, speed boat facility available).
  • Lakkidi view point (Amazing view from the top of Valley and Ghats).
  • Chain Tree near Lakkidi (Story behind the ghat section road).
  • Jain Temple (One of the ancient Jain Temple of Kerala).
  • Pookot Lake (A fresh water lake in the valleys with pedal/row boat facilities).
  • Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary (Jungle safari conducted by forest department in the morning and evening).
  • Kuruva Island ( A rich green island of Mangrove Forest bamboos, unpopulated sigh, best for soft trekking).
Kabini Coorg Wayanad Tour Package

Chembra Peak Heart Lake

Kabini Coorg Wayanad Tour Package

Pookot Lake

Kabini Coorg Wayanad Tour Package : How to Reach

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Club Mahindra Coorg Package

The Club Mahindra Coorg package (Madikeri or Virajpet) gives you an amazing opportunity to enjoy the facilities and services of any Club Mahindra property. Madikeri is a coffee plantation hill station and the capital of Coorg. Madikeri has been blessed with natural beauty ranging from mountains, plantations, paddy fields, water bodies etc. Club Mahindra Madikeri is built in a coffee plantation area, featuring a lot of in-house facilities and two swimming pools. Club Mahindra Virajpet is around 35 km from Madikeri. This Club Mahindra property is also placed in a Coffee Plantation region of Coorg, which ensures the guests have a comfortable stay in the lap of nature. The property at Virajpet also offers an array of activities and games within the resort.

Club Mahindra Coorg Package: 2 Nights & 3 Days

Guests can be picked up from any of the nearby cities. Mangalore (Mangaluru) is the nearest Airport to Club Mahindra Coorg. Pick up/drop can be organized from Mangalore, Kozhikode (Calicut), Mysore or Bangalore. A visit to Coorg tourist places can be covered in 3 Days. You may also consider nearby tourist destinations like Wayanad (2 Nights), Mysuru (1 Night), Kabini (1 Night) or Bekal/Kannur (1 Night).

Write to us info@groowynd.com or post a query on this page for a customized Club Mahindra Coorg Package including other nearby destinations. If you are looking for exclusive wayanad package, you may visit our page Wayanad Honeymoon Packages.

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Mudumalai Bandipur Nagarhole Wayanad Tour

Mudumalai Bandipur Nagarhole Wayanad Tour, covers the Karnatka Wildlife Sanctuaries and Tamilnadu near Wayanad. The Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary (in Tamil Nadu) and Bandipur Tiger Reserve (in Karnataka) are connected, but are in different states. The tiger rich Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary has the largest population of tigers in Kerala (As per the census held in 2015, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary houses 76 tigers against the total of 136 tigers found in Kerala). Nagarhole National Park (In Karnataka) is adjacent to Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary (A part of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary) is another major Tiger Reserve in South India. It is estimated that the “Mudumalai-Bandipur-Nagarhole-Wayanad complex” preserves the world’s largest tiger population in a single region (570 tigers as per the 2015 census).  Wild animal sightings are mostly noticed in these sectors. For this tour itinerary, guests will start by visiting Ooty, one of the most famous hill stations of South India. Ooty features the Nilgiri Mountain Train, View Points, Botanical Garden, Lake and many other attractions. Further, you will visit the wildlife sanctuaries of Mudumalai and Masinagudi and travel to Wayanad, a non-commercialized hill station of Kerala. Wayanad is blessed with many sightseeing options like waterfalls, wildlife, lakes, view point, historical places and many more. Guests can be picked up from Bangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore or Calicut based on your convenience. Write to info@groowynd.com for Mudumalai Bandipur Nagarhole Wayanad Complex Tour organised by Groowynd Holidays or exclusive Wayanad Packages.

This tour for Wildlife Sanctuaries in Karnataka and Tamilnadu near Wayanad can be further customized to cover the below destinations:

  • Mudumalai and Bandipur National Parks Tour – 4 Nights & 5 Days
  • Ooty Mudumalai Tour Package – 3 Nights & 4 Days
  • Mudumalai Bandipur Nagarhole and Wayanad Wildlife Tour – 8 Nights & 9 Days

Mudumalai Bandipur Nagarhole Wayanad Tour : 5 Nights & 6 Days

Nagarhole/Kabini– 2 Nights | Bandipur – 1 Night | Wayanad – 2 Nights

 

Places to Visit in Bandipur National Park and Mudumalai :
  • Bandipur National Park (Jungle safari conducted by forest department in the morning and evening)
  • Thoppakadu Elephant Camp (experience being around elephants, feed them)
  • Mudumalai Wildlife (Jungle safari available)

 

Places to visit in Wayanad:
  • Edakkal Caves (Provides great view from top, famous for ancient inscriptions).
  • Jain Temple (Though near to Sulthan Bathery Town, it is a serene place).
  • Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary (One of the famous wildlife safaris of Kerala).
  • Banasura Sagar Dam (The largest dam in India, speed boat facility available).
  • Lakkidi view point (Amazing view from the top of Valley and Ghats).
  • Chain Tree near Lakkidi (Story behind the ghat section road).
  • Jain Temple (One of the ancient Jain Temple of Kerala).
  • Pookot Lake (A fresh water lake in the valleys with pedal/row boat facilities).
  • Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary (Jungle safari conducted by forest department in the morning and evening).
  • Kuruva Island ( A rich green island of Mangrove Forest bamboos, unpopulated sigh, best for soft trekking).

 

Places to visit in Nagarhole National Park:
  • Safari to Nagarhole National Park (Also known as Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary).
  • Stay in Luxury Resort in Kabini (There are many wonderful resorts on the bank of Kabini Backwaters).

 

Mudumalai Bandipur Nagarhole Wayanad Tour : Route

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