The history of spices in Kerala dates back to the ancient history. Kerala can be dubbed as one of the spice capitals in the world. The fertile land of Kerala has an abundance of tea, coffee and spice plantation of various sizes. Thekkady is especially known for its cardamom, pepper, vanilla etc. Other than seeing these crops, also get to learn about how it is cultivated, maintained and reaped. Get to mingle with the local farmers and get to know more about the spices. You will also get to buy these spices and tea from the local shops.Read More There are number of shops selling organic garden fresh spices in this region at reasonable rates. These shops at the local market are indeed a treat for the eyes as well as the taste buds. Along with this you can also get to get a little knowledge of the spices here on asking the local sellers and farmers. Take back as much as you can; also choose small packets that can be used as souvenirs.