Local Family Lunch at the Spice Plantation in Thekaddy

As you follow the winding path through the thick vegetation, you can’t help but notice the soft aromas in the air. Is it cardamom, cloves, nutmeg or cinnamon? It’s likely a blend of all four. 

You’ll also come across the leaves of pepper plants and tall coconut palms, for you are walking through a spice plantation in the cool climate and elevated hills of Thekkady. A local family will explain how they grow, harvest and process the spices, as well as the medicinal value that many of the plants possess. 

You’ll end the visit with a flavoursome lunch, consuming many of the spices you saw earlier in the day.

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