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Deepa World, Spices and Ayurveda Garden, Munnar, Kerala, India

Swati

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~ Swati Sharma

We visited Deepa World while on our way to Munnar in Kerala. Amidst the greens, one finds growing many herbs and spices which we use so often in our lives but seldom see them grow.

Ayurvedic heaven, Deepa World, Spices and Ayurveda Garden, Munnar, Kerala, India


The ‘spicy’ forest

Spices and Ayurveda Garden, Munnar, Kerala, India


Well those are not pears… any guesses?…

Deepa World, Spices and Ayurveda Garden, Munnar, Kerala, India


Hmm… you can see a brilliant nutmeg peeping. After you break the second red shell you will find the nutmeg and recognize it .

Nutmeg growing at Deepa World, Spices and Ayurveda Garden, Munnar, Kerala, India


These are Cardamom plants

Green cardomom plant, India


Cardamom grows on branches below their plants.

Fresh green cardomom, Munnar, Kerala, India


It has tiny white flowers which turn into cardamom pods.

Cardomom harvest, India


Remember learning about cocoa pods in school ? Well here they are in Kerala… 'God’s own country’

Cocoa growing in India, Deepa World, Spices and Ayurveda Garden, Munnar, Kerala


Ornamental Pineapple… these were about four to five inches in size.

Ornamental pineapple growing in Kerala, India


Those flattish leaf like pods are the world’s most loved flavour for ice-creams and cakes… Vanilla. When dry and ready for use they are about fifteen centimeter long , one centimeter broad and smell heavenly.

Vanilla grows in India at Deepa World, Spices and Ayurveda Garden, Munnar, Kerala


Can you see those betel nuts?

Supari or betel nut at Deepa World, Spices and Ayurveda Garden, Munnar, Kerala, India


Tiny green pearls are peppercorns

Green peppercorns at Deepa World, Spices and Ayurveda Garden, Munnar, Kerala, India


Wild aubergines… there were about an inch in size.

Wild, tiny, striped aubergine growing in Kerala, India


That’s a very useful ayurvedic medicine for the mind, Brahmi. It has tiny leaves and the plant grows in water.

Brahmi herb growing in water, India


Coffee in its green avatar.

Coffee growing in Kerala, India


Those winding pathways are etched in my mind …

Landscape idea, Spice garden


The shop at Deepa World selling spices, herbs and oils.

Spice and essential oil store at Deepa World, Spices and Ayurveda Garden, Munnar, Kerala, India

Map: Munnar, Kerala, India


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~ Photo credits: Swati Sharma, Shaily Shukla




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