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Spice Tourism Kerala
Spices have been integral to Kerala's history. Vasco da Gama came to Kozhikode and returned to Portugal with a shipment of Indian spices. Cardamom, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, pepper, vanilla, ginger and turmeric are the main spices grown in the state which has taken to "spice tourism" on a mega scale.

Kerala_Tourism has been conducting training programmes on spices to promote spice tourism as another unique product among the tourists.Spice tourism is of benefit to both the tourism industry as well as the tourists.The tourists get to visit spice farms and gardens and are provided knowledge on the different spices grown in the state, spice processing practices, grading methods, effective packaging,quality control methods,etc.

Anakkara Spice Tourism
Anakkara is nested in the sylvan hills of Western Ghats, and plantations forms an immense green carpet that sweeps over hills and valleys. The plantations have created an impressive profile for itself. The rich and varied flora, fauna and cultural heritage of this place are ideal and perfect. The expansive loamy plantations of coffee, tea, pepper and fragrant cardamom seen side-by-side with natural vegetation are primary attractions and exchange natural splendour. Of all the Spices of the East, none perhaps rivals the cardamom in aroma flavour, texture and use, and recognized internationally for it’s unparallel quality size and flavor. The mist clad hills and valleys lush tropical vegetations, high cliff with sylvan cascade, panoramic view of TamilNadu plains give Anakkara an idyllic and distinctive charm and beauty.

Anakkara is a serene hamlet in Idukki Dist , in Kerala –Gods own country. It lies in between Munnar and Periyar Wild life sanctuary, Thekkady– (Two International Tourism Destinations). Spice Plantations are the major attractions. Anakkara provides a calm and salubrious environment in the land of spice plantations. It is picturesque picnic spot atop the Sahyadri ranges in the Western Ghats with a unique area of balanced eco system.


  • Visit to picturesque picnic spots
  • Home stays at Spice Gardens
  • Visit to Spice & Herbal Gardens
  • Feel the Mixed Farming Practices of  Villagers
  • Trade on Organic & Garden fresh Spices
  • Spice Walk  
  • Camp Fire
  • Demonstration of Traditional Arts & Crafts
  • Traditional Ayurvedic treatments & Preparations
  • Tree top Lunch & Candle Dinner
  • Ottakathalamedu – Top station at 1400 Mts MSL
  • Plantation visits
  • Stay along with farmers at their Farm Houses
  • Dipping hands into boiling Thylams (traditional ayurvedic preparations)
  • Traditional Folk dances like Karakattom, Kolkali etc
  • Experience Live Stock Management practices of Farmers
  • Jaungley atmosphere of Cardamom Hill Reserve Forests
  •  Spice Shopping

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Anakkara spice Tourism
Anakkara Home Stay

Anakkara is an important spice cultivation centre, lies in between the famous tourism destinations Thekkady and Munnar. Anakkara welcome you to her expansive loamy plantations of fragrant  Cardamon, Coffee, and Pepper on her rolling hills. Average holding size of farmers is about 1 acre.  Farmers stay at their own farm houses. Homestays are arranged in the plantations of cardamom and pepper. There visitor can enjoy here serene, ideal and perfect atmosphere. Homestays give vast view of the suburbs which excel in scenic beauty and immense solace. Besides it provides healthy situations where the visitor can interact with the farmers,visitors can have first hand information on cultivation, harvesting and processing of spices. Also they can have a close lock at the cultural activities of the farming community and the livestock managed by them. Home-stays. Houses are elegantly furnished in modern as well as typically heritage style. There are spacious rooms with double beds, attached modern toilets, bathrooms with modern facilities. Homestay provides excellent hospitality along with traditional home made cuisine and intimate interaction to cherish an experience felt along the heart.

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Season: 2008-October-01 To 2009-March-31
Type of Accommodation
Tax %
  Double Room
  INR: 2500

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