Home to lush landscape of tea gardens and spice plantations, Thekkady is a major tourist attraction where you can learn and discover interesting facts about different spices and tea. The spice gardens and tea plantation farm of Thekkady is a must visit while on your tour to Kerala. You will find twelve different types of spices such as cardamom, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, coffee, tea, garlic, ginger, clove and nutmeg. Situated a short distance from Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kumily is one of the best places where you can see and explore the spice gardens and tea plantations.
Nestled in the Idduki district of Kerala, near the famous Periyar lake, lies Thekkady, the lovely spice garden of Kerala. The atmosphere in Thekkady is extremely refreshing and peaceful. It is surrounded by Periyar Tiger Reserve. Just four kilometres away is the town of Kumily where one could go walking amidst lush greens, for some interesting shopping for spices and handicrafts. In short, Thekkady is a neat little package offering a unique mix of natural beauty, peace and adventure infused with an aroma of spices.
Kumily is a tourist hot bed of Thekkady, famously known as the plantation town dotted with vast spice and tea plantations. Located at the National Highway 183, it bridges Kottayam and Kanjirappally. It makes it easier for Kerala bound merchants and laborers to transport fresh produce of spice to the main city. This land of spices is wonderful getaway for boating, trekking, spice plantations and exotic wildlife tours.
Duration: 2-3 Hours
Location: Kumily, Thekkady
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