Thekkady Spice Plantation in Thekkady is one of the major spice plantations in Kerala. The spice plantations in Kerala are captivating farms to wander in, since different spices are cultivated in different sections of each plantation. Thekaddy, also known as Periyar, is home to the famous Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve. You can opt for Periyar Tiger Trail, Nature walk, Bamboo Rafting, etc in this exotic sanctuary, or an early morning boat ride in the Periyar Lake. The spice plantation in Thekkady is a prime attraction of this beautiful land. Though sprawling tea estates cover much of the landscape of Thekkady, plantations of cardamom, rubber, vanilla and coffee are also aplenty.
Walk amidst the green, terraced farms in Thekkady, while you hear the murmuring sound of the rippling stream. You can go for nature walks, bird watching treks, taste the various spices and breathe in the fragrant air while exploring the spice plantation in Thekkady. Pick up a few packets of the tea and spices grown here that make for a good buy.
There are various kinds of spices cultivated in Thekkady. The most abundantly found spice in Thekkady is pepper. But there is a variety of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric and curry leaves on the slanting slopes of the spice plantation in Thekkady. Visit the Sahyadri Organic tea factory in Peermade, a recent venture of the PDS. There are specially designed vantage points for you to view this factory housed in a white-washed building.