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Tea, Coffee, Spice Plantations And Factory Visits in Thekkady

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Different varieties of hardwood and wild trees like rosewood, teak, jackfruit, Kanna, Waga, murikku. The 100-acre coffee and spice plantation surrounding Kofiland Resorts is a delightful voyage of discovery with many pleasant adventures along the way. The first coffee was planted in 1920. The barks from these trees were used by Pharmaceutical companies to cure fever and another recurring sickness. This was also the first plantation in the Idukki district to have planted the genus Arabica coffee plant. Today the plantation mainly consists of coffee - Arabica and Robusta, pepper and cardamom.
In the depths of the plantation, pathways wind through coffee bushes with plump, red coffee berries, past vines of pepper and vanilla, past cardamom bushes and tracts of clove, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric and nutmeg. Guest may walk or trek through the plantations, at different locations they will have opportunities to observe at close quarters the processes involved in the cultivation and processing of the numerous varieties of spices grown here.Kofiland Resorts, The best Kerala resorts attracts you with comfort and luxury stay at Thekkady that uplift your all perceptions.
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Situated about 10km away from Kofiland is a 500acre tea plantation and where guests will have opportunities to observe at close quarters the processes in their entirety - from how seeds are planted, saplings reared, harvested and cured in the factory. The coffee plants blossom in May and are harvested from November through March. During these months visitors can observe at close quarters and even take part in the different stages involved steps of the coffee process including harvesting, de-pulping, ferment, washing and drying of beans. Cardamom harvest takes place from June through March while pepper is reaped from December to March.

The scents of fresh spices and wildflowers wafting in the air, vividly plumed birds serenade in the trees and in the bushes all around. Butterflies weave their magic, adroitly surfing drifting currents of air. Home to a fabulous variety of endemic and migratory species of birds, the plantations are also a birdwatcher's paradise. A naturalist will accompany the tour introducing guests to avian and butterfly species and botanical terms for the flora and fauna endemic to the area.


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