Spices constitute a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food. In ancient times, traders from all over the world sailed hundreds of miles to import spices from India and especially Kerala. Even today, spices produced in the state hold much popularity throughout the world because of their variety and quality. Moreover, they also have medicinal values that are useful in certain diseases.
Kerala is a land of spices. The climate of the state is suitable for a variety of spices. Spices constitute an important group of the states agricultural commodities which are virtually indispensable in the culinary art. In India, spices are important commercial crops from the point of view of both domestic consumption and export.And thanks to spice tourism,the spice industry is doing very well in Kerala.
It is said that all the states of India produce at least one spice in their respective region. Kerala, in particular, produces a whole lot of these spices in its verdant patches of hilly areas. Roaming around these spice plantations, you will feel the aroma transport you to another world. Also, ample facilities are available to make you comfortable while you are on a spice tour in Kerala. Some of the plantations have guest houses to provide accommodation while at others you can put up with the owner and his family.