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“Amazing visit to a wonderful garden ”

Abraham's Spice Garden
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Kumily
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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“Amazing visit to a wonderful garden ”
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We went to Abraham's Garden this afternoon and had a wonderful time. Abraham is very knowledgeable and let us sample many of the spices he grows fresh from the garden, a definite must visit when you are in Kumily. His coffee and spice chocolates are wonderful.

Visited February 2017
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“The most beautiful garden!”
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Abrahams garden is so beautiful and it is filled with so many different trees, shrubs and herbs. Abraham has good knowledge about all the plants and their possible uses. He is also just a really nice person to walk around with and chat. He won't make you feel like you are on a special tour with the purpose of making money. Its just so friendly and relaxed.

If you are a botanist or you are interested in spices and fruits and plants in general, this is the place to go!

I'm feeling like he is a friend and that I will come see him again. And after less then 2 hours of chatting!

Thank you Abraham

Visited February 2017
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“beautiful, lush spice garden with friendly and informative host”
Reviewed 19 February 2017

My parents and I visited Abraham's spice garden on our way back from a few days of trekking and wildlife in Periyar Nature reserve. Less than 30 minutes from Thekkady, its well worth a quick but insightful visit! Abraham is a gracious and extremely knowledgeable host and can speak very clear English. He walks you around his impressive spice garden- a melange of common and not-so common Indian spices, herbs, fruits and vegetables, all growing together in terrifically haphazard yet beautiful harmony. Abraham can tell you anything about the plants- their origin, Latin name, ideal growing climate, culinary and medicinal uses-- you name it! He is truly an expert and a joy to listen to! After the tour, you can go into his family's mini shop where you can buy various different masalas (tea, fish, tandoori, etc.), full spices (BEAUTIFUL green cardamoms), ground spices, chocolate, and different herbal remedies at very reasonable prices.

Overall, I would highly recommend a quick visit for this unique Kerala experience :)

Visited February 2017
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“amazing garden n wonderful sight seeing by MR ABRAHAM.”
Reviewed 18 February 2017

MR ABRAHAM the owner showed us around the place with great precision..explaining all the details about the spices. we were NOT forced to buy any spices which was very good. it took us an hour to see the whole spice garden but was worth it totally. shall recommend to all.

Visited February 2017
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“Fascinating to see everything growing together”
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Our views echo those of pretty much everyone else, I think. This is well worth the money and the time (it only takes an hour or so). Much, of course, depends on your guide, but ours was excellent and we learned so much about how spices grow and crop rotations/harvests and so on. Absolutely top notch and lots of fun.

Visited February 2017
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