South India - Tourist Attractions - Tea And Spice Plantations - Munnar
The spice plantations in Thekkady is a major source of Spices in Kerala. The different varieties of spices are cultivated in different segments of the plantation area where one can wander. The most abundant of spice cultivated in Thekkady is pepper. Other spices include cinnamon, ginger, clove and turmeric.
Speciality of Tea Museum
Kerala is called as the Spice Capital of the world and Thekkady is home to a variety of those spices. It is situated on the slopes of the Western Ghats and is seen to be carpeted in lush green tea, coffee spices and rubber plantations. Thekkady houses over a wide variety of spices such as ginger, cinnamon, garlic, vanilla, tea, coffee clove and other exotic varieties of spices.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Thekkady is during the months of October to February.
Pandikuzhi waterfalls, Periyar National park, Chellarkovil viewpoint and Mangala Devi Temple.
Way to reach
By air : The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport which is 190 kilometers away.
By train : The nearest railway is at Kottayam which is 114 kilometers away.
By road : Thekkady has many government run buses. Many taxi services also operate for a trip to Thekkady