Abraham's Spice Garden
Abraham's Spice Garden
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Hello welcome to Abraham's spice garden.The garden was established in 1952 and one of the oldest and biggest garden in periyar.We are providing a guided tour and you can taste and smell the real organic spices .You can also buy farm fresh spices.There are lots of spice gardens in Periyar so make sure that it is Abraham's spice garden.This garden was recommended in lonely planet and routard also. It is shown in the famous documentary by BBC "Around the world in 80 gardens" by Mounty Don.
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  • Veki44
    Central Croatia, Croatia25 contributions
    Abraham is like an open book for spices and he likes to share his knowledge.
    Abraham is full of knowledge about all the plants in his garden and is happy to share it with visitors. Since we were very interested we spent over an hour walking around his garden, he explained to us what and how it grows and what it is used for, and we were able to try some of the fruits or leaves that he picked on the spot. There is also opportunity to buy spices. Regards to Abraham from three visitors from Croatia.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 9 January 2023
  • Sanskriti Sanghi
    New Delhi, India23 contributions
    Experience of a lifetime!
    My family and I recently visited Abraham's Spice Garden and were amazed at all that nature (and Abraham!) has to teach us. The tour, running from Abraham's garden to his vast plantations behind his house, was between 60-90 mins long. Over the course of the tour, Abraham acquainted all of us with countless spices, flowers, plants etc., explaining in clear detail their properties, use, harvest months etc. peppered with anecdotes about the history and life of the plantation. He also encouraged us to taste quite a few of the spices and ask him questions. Pro tip #1: While Abraham may not mention at the beginning of the tour, the fees for the tour is 100 INR per person. Given the labour he invests in each tour, this is well worth your money as you will walk away richer in knowledge than when you entered. Pro tip #2: The plantation has several animals on it. Watch how they interact with Abraham. Must visit!
    Visited January 2023
    Written 30 January 2023
  • Tomer nofim gilad
    4 contributions
    Great!
    A great garden with a lot of spices, fruits and other beautiful plants growing. Abraham is very very nice, explain about everything eith a smile and great knowledge. Highly recommended for botanic lovers
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 January 2023
  • Michael V
    4 contributions
    Learned and Saw So much in an hour!
    What a wonderful and interesting experience. The owner is so knowledgable and approachable. I have not learned so much in a single hour as I did on this tour. Some people have complained about the price of INR 100 per person. This is nothing considering the time and energy put into the tour. We highly recommend this tour to anyone who values learning from someone with vast knowledge and experience of spices.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 6 February 2023
  • TT&Al
    3 contributions
    Very enjoyable and informative
    We arrived to be greeted by Abraham a wonderful and charming host. Abraham was incredibly knowledgeable, fantastic at explaining everything in a simple but informative way. He took every opportunity to take the fruit and spices from the trees/plants for us to try, cinnamon, pepper, cardamom, rose apples etc, really incredible tastes. What was also impressive was that he conducted our tour in English and French. His garden is an absolute jewel and featured in the British TV channel (BBC’s) Monty Dons ‘Around the World in 80 Gardens’. This has been one of the highlights of our trip.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 February 2023
  • Ria T
    7 contributions
    Stunning garden with extensive explanations!
    Abraham is such a cute person and speaks really good english. He knows a lot about the plants and also knows how to explain it! You can smell and taste all the spices and get to know how they are farmed and what they are used for. All this in a beautiful environment with a mystical aura! Would 100% recommend!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 February 2023
  • Mihir C
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India116 contributions
    Wonderful experience of Abraham’s Garden in Thekkady.
    Mr. Abraham personally took us to his garden. He spoke to us in english and while describing plants and trees he referred to hindi and bengali names of the plants and fruits. He referred banana flower as mocha as we the bengali people call it. I was amazed by his knowledge about plants and trees. He showed me his avocado tree full of fruits which I like very much. Aroma of indian spices we got in his garden. He demonstrated many of the plants by plucking the leaves and asked us to taste or to take smell of them. We learnt a lot from him.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 May 2023
  • Luke
    London, United Kingdom17 contributions
    BEST SPICE GARDEN IN KUMILY
    We met Abraham after dropping by at the Spice Garden, he was very welcoming and made us feel like we were VIPs. He explained in detail the history of the garden, the separate spices, and even gave us some free bananas for the way home. One of the best activities we did whilst in Kumily. Well worth visiting.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 November 2023
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Luke
London, UK17 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We met Abraham after dropping by at the Spice Garden, he was very welcoming and made us feel like we were VIPs. He explained in detail the history of the garden, the separate spices, and even gave us some free bananas for the way home.

One of the best activities we did whilst in Kumily. Well worth visiting.
Written 9 November 2023
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Sudhanshu
Mumbai, India1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Couples
Outstanding place, got to meet the owner and he personally gave us tour. He made the visit quite interesting and friendly
Written 14 August 2023
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Rita A
Chennai (Madras), India12 contributions
Jan 2023
The garden is well maintained with all the spice varieties. But the store is expensive and they do forceful selling. Have tried a few products not good. It is just medicinal Tourism.
Written 5 May 2023
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Mihir C
Kolkata (Calcutta), India116 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Mr. Abraham personally took us to his garden. He spoke to us in english and while describing plants and trees he referred to hindi and bengali names of the plants and fruits. He referred banana flower as mocha as we the bengali people call it. I was amazed by his knowledge about plants and trees. He showed me his avocado tree full of fruits which I like very much. Aroma of indian spices we got in his garden. He demonstrated many of the plants by plucking the leaves and asked us to taste or to take smell of them. We learnt a lot from him.
Written 4 May 2023
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L.F.
3 contributions
Feb 2023
It was a pleasure to visit Abraham's Spice Garden. Abraham was lovely and very knowledgeable. He was able to translate a lot of names of the spices to german which was very helpful. If you visit be sure to buy some spices. I love having spices in my kitchen from a garden I was able to visit myself.
Written 12 April 2023
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Ria T
7 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Abraham is such a cute person and speaks really good english. He knows a lot about the plants and also knows how to explain it! You can smell and taste all the spices and get to know how they are farmed and what they are used for. All this in a beautiful environment with a mystical aura!

Would 100% recommend!
Written 27 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TT&Al
3 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
We arrived to be greeted by Abraham a wonderful and charming host. Abraham was incredibly knowledgeable, fantastic at explaining everything in a simple but informative way. He took every opportunity to take the fruit and spices from the trees/plants for us to try, cinnamon, pepper, cardamom, rose apples etc, really incredible tastes. What was also impressive was that he conducted our tour in English and French. His garden is an absolute jewel and featured in the British TV channel (BBC’s) Monty Dons ‘Around the World in 80 Gardens’. This has been one of the highlights of our trip.
Written 19 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Michael V
4 contributions
Feb 2023
What a wonderful and interesting experience. The owner is so knowledgable and approachable. I have not learned so much in a single hour as I did on this tour. Some people have complained about the price of INR 100 per person. This is nothing considering the time and energy put into the tour.
We highly recommend this tour to anyone who values learning from someone with vast knowledge and experience of spices.
Written 7 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tomer nofim gilad
4 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
A great garden with a lot of spices, fruits and other beautiful plants growing. Abraham is very very nice, explain about everything eith a smile and great knowledge. Highly recommended for botanic lovers
Written 31 January 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sanskriti Sanghi
New Delhi, India23 contributions
Jan 2023
My family and I recently visited Abraham's Spice Garden and were amazed at all that nature (and Abraham!) has to teach us. The tour, running from Abraham's garden to his vast plantations behind his house, was between 60-90 mins long. Over the course of the tour, Abraham acquainted all of us with countless spices, flowers, plants etc., explaining in clear detail their properties, use, harvest months etc. peppered with anecdotes about the history and life of the plantation. He also encouraged us to taste quite a few of the spices and ask him questions. Pro tip #1: While Abraham may not mention at the beginning of the tour, the fees for the tour is 100 INR per person. Given the labour he invests in each tour, this is well worth your money as you will walk away richer in knowledge than when you entered. Pro tip #2: The plantation has several animals on it. Watch how they interact with Abraham. Must visit!
Written 31 January 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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