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Hindustan Spices and Herbals

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Address: 5th Mile, Kumily - Munnar Road, Idukki 685509, India
Phone Number: +91- 4868284977
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Interesting stop on the way to Munnar

I have seen the other reviews commenting on the drivers receiving commission for stopping here and the price of the garden tour but nevertheless we found the stop interesting. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Vincent C
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I have seen the other reviews commenting on the drivers receiving commission for stopping here and the price of the garden tour but nevertheless we found the stop interesting. The guide, Joice, spoke good English and was entertaining. We saw may spices plants growing including some that were completely new to me. We were obviously expected to buy some. The... More 

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Jalgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The place is having variety of spices.The information about spices are very nicely shared by staff.The spices are also sold at reasonable cost.

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

the guide shows some spices and plants. actually it is not full of true they are telling some plants are very rare it is only available here. but it is not spice and Ayurveda plants. they are cheating visitors. the cost of medicine is very high may be 500% more. They are paying 250% to drivers So we can assume... More 

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toulouse
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We asked our driver to take us somewhere to get some spices and he took us to this shop. First , we had to pay 100 rupees/person for a 20 minutes tour of their herbal garden; it was interesting to see some exotic( to us!) plants like vanilla or cardamom but it was clear that it was nothing but a... More 

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Kolkata
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

While I could not find the logic of charging Rs 100 per person to visit the spice garden (Mr. Verghese -- u should adjust the entry fee to the purchase if it is more than X price) but I still suggest a visit. The product on sales are of good quality. But the spice as they are better than what... More 

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My driver was very enthusiastic in taking me here. The garden has spices and small herbal plants . They are very keen to sell the items in the store. The tour is just a brainwash to sell the stuff. Drivers are in nexus with these people and As i was a foreigner they were speaking in the local language.. I... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My driver stopped here on the way to Munnar. There is a quick tour that shows many really interesting plants, i had never seen a touch-me-not before. Afterwards they will try to sell you oils, spices and goods at a reasonable price. Good way to break up the drive and get to learn about the spice gardens.

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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Our driver called in here on our way back from Munnar after a hill and plantation trek as we wanted some easy shopping. We had already visited tea, coffee and cardamom plantations, but the compact garden here has a lot more spices, and so it was interesting for us as visitors from Europe. The tour was well conducted and umbrellas... More 

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Mumbai
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

All spice garden have nexus with tourist vehicles. On my way to Munnar our driver bought us to this place. 100INR per head was too expensive for 20 minutes strole in Hindustan spice garden. They sell products which are thrise costlier than market price . Ayurvedic products are not that costly and products they sell are not FDA approved nor... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is just a garden for display of core ingredients used in the items sold by a shop. I mean you will feel good to see plants coco, cloves, cardamoms but not much if you belong to a place where all this easliy available. it's better to spend some more time at Tea gardens as the tickets were very costly... More 

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