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Hindustan Spices and Herbals

5th Mile, Kumily - Munnar Road, Idukki 685509, India
+91- 4868284977
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Ranked #1 of 2 activities in Idukki
Type: Specialty Shops
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surat
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I contacted one of Ayurvedic doctor who use to identify the product by smell and taste . He told me products are really good in quality and thus fetch higher price due to its purity. So I have changed my mind that although costly but really useful products.

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Basingstoke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stopped here on our way to Thekkady from Munnar. Our guide Jomon Abraham gave us a very interesting tour of the garden. It's an excellent place to buy spices and Ayurvedic preparations.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Visited this place on our way to Thekaddy from Munnar. Very good place to buy genuine spices. The quality is very good & prices are worth it. Must buy cardamom, green pepper, chocolate coffee, sambar & rasam powder, masala tea.The aroma is amazing.

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

As stated by many, most vehicles plying to/from Thekkady do stop in here. Not knowing what to expect we were met Ruby(our guide) who took us through the spice garden trip. A small garden with a lot of spices and herbal plants. The tour was informative and we loved the Cocoa Beans, Coffee, Cardamom plant and other interesting plants. The... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The spice garden is worth a short and informative visit. They have well trained guides to give you a crash course in spices and herbs. If you were ever interested in knowing what cocoa beans look like and how they're grown or you're curious to have a look at cinammon (dal chini) cultivation this is the place to be. I'm... More

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Pune, India
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Walking through the spices' plantation was a wonderful experience... The guide was good... She knew the details of the plants well.. i bought a few plants also there along with antidiabetic powder for my father in law...Seeing the plants of the spices that we use on day to day basis was interesting...and their transformation into usable/ edible forms was surprising...... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Some people have said the entry fee is expensive,its £1.00 !. We were taken around the garden by a lovely lady called Ruby,very interesting to see pepper, carrdoman, tumeric,cashew nuts growing in their natural enviroment. Maybe some claims as to the healing properties of their various creams & oils were a little fanciful,but we do have freedom of choice.In all... More

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surat
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

i don't know why tripadvisor gave 'bravo award' . Spice gardens visit charges are very high as it should be per family rather than per person. Guide basically focus on only those products which could be easily sold at the counter after spice garden visit. Demand for the products are unduly created in the minds of visitors. Prices of spices... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I was not impressed by our guide, he showed us plants which he said and I quote "Cured" ailments like; Arthritis, Piles and continued with a plant that will guarantee weight loss. At this point I challenged him pointing out that he was making statements that were not true. If this were the case his company would be millionaires!!! I... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We visited the spice garden on 25th Feb 2014 while going from cochin to munnar. Entry fees is Rs.100 which is quite costly. But knowing about different spices is very knowledgeable as we are not aware of the same. Personal guide was provided which helped us know about the different spices. It is good to know that all spices are... More

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