Kerala is also known as “Land of Spices” and its history dates back thousand years ago. The Spices of Kerala has played an essential role for earning the title “God’s Own Country” by this beautiful state of Southern India. Kerala is famous across Globe for having domination over spices. Spice and herbs produced in Kerala plays a significant role in the economic growth of the state. The international trade of spices and herbs has grown upto 500,000 tones with a value of around 1500 million US Dollars. In comparison to the other Indian states, only Kerala produces 96 % of pepper, 53% of Cardamom and 25% of Ginger and majorly contributes in the total production of spices which is surely a matter of pride for this beautiful and petite state.
Since ages, buyers from all over the world travel to Kerala for importing spices to their respective countries. Spice of Kerala acquired fame throughout the world because of the high quality and variety along with the medicinal properties of these spices which are used to cure many diseases. It has also resulted in the formation of another domain in the travel industry which is Spice Tourism and Kerala plays an important role in Spice Tourism in India. The typical weather and topography of Kerala makes its soil perfect for producing a variety of spices and herbs.
Each state of India is said to have at least one spice or herb produced in its respective region. Kerala is the only state in India that produces various types of spices and herbs in its lush green hilly terrains. While on the Spice Tour to Kerala, you will feel to be in a different world with the presence of the aroma in the spice plantations. With the high demand of Spice Tourism in India, many hotels and Guest Houses have come up with the facilities in the surroundings of some of the major spice plantations areas in Kerala.