Aanavilasam is a seven acre cardamom and pepper plantation. A popular feature offered to our guests is a guided tour around the plantation with informative comments on the cultivation and harvesting of these important spices. Learn all about the processes which each go through before they are ready for kitchen or table. The tour lasts for about thirty minutes. is is quite easy walking and questions are welcomed.
Aanavilasam is a 7 acre Cardamom and pepper plantation. Kerala history is closely linked with its commerce, which in turn was wholly dependent until recent times on its spice trade. Kerala was known for its spices and travellers from around the world visited to trade and to gain control over this rich land. The first travellers were the Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs and the Chinese; later-day traders included the Portuguese, the Dutch, the French and the British. It is believed that the spice trade dates back three thousand years and was responsible for Vasco da Gama quest for the Indian subcontinent, and its discovery via a sea route. Pepper still remains the king of Kerala spices, but the state also has a very rich produce in cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, ginger and turmeric; it has a rich cultivation of cashew nuts, and is India’s native state for coconut!
As in the past, the state continues to be the spice capital of the world. Visitors to Kerala, especially the tourists, prefer to see for themselves how the different spices are grown, harvested, processed and packed.
Aanavilasam is a seven acre cardamom and pepper plantation. A popular feature offered to our guests is a guided tour around the plantation with informative comments on the cultivation and harvesting of these important spices.More
Guests are welcome to visit our new cow byre.
This purpose-built building, apart from its stylish design, is intended to be a hygienic and cow-friendly structure, with bright internal fittings and an efficient waste processing unit.More
For lovers of our feathered friends, Aanavilasam is blessed with some of the most exotic and colourful birds to be found in the region. Many of the rarer species are regularly spotted around the plantation. More
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At Aanavilasam we are committed to the support and protection of all nature.
Our trees and foliage are carefully nurtured, providing birds and other fauna with a safe and natural environment. More