Abraham’s Spice Garden

Activity Charges / Entry Fee: Foreigners - INR 100 per head. Indians- INR 50 per head.
Time Required
Less than an hour.
7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
All nature lovers especially those interested in spice and herb cultivation.

Quick Info

A privately run spice garden, located on the way to Thekkady, from Kottayam, where you can take a guided tour to know more about the spices, its organic cultivation and its varied uses. It also offers you an opportunity to taste and take home farm fresh organically grown spices. The farm is open to public all through the week from 7 AM to 6 PM. 

Rankings & Ratings

A beautiful garden that personally introduces you to spices like never before.
Editor's Rankings

#8 in 10 Things to Do in Thekkady
#1 in 2 Trekking/Jungle Camping in Thekkady
#1 in 2 Shopping & Souvenirs in Thekkady

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

Abraham's Spice Garden is famous not just for its beautiful display of a variety of precious herbs, spices and fruits but also for the amount of information and knowledge you get about them. Mr. Abraham, the owner of the garden, personally gives you an interesting tour of the garden, explaining his learnings regarding spices and organic cultivation.


  • Gain knowledge about spices right from the planter.
  • Guides can speak foreigh languages.
  • Some exotic food & beverages are offered.


  • Might not be interesting for small kids.
  • If you'revisiting in large groups, it is difficult for everyone in the group to get the guide's attention.

Detailed Info

Abraham’s Spice Garden, is a venture started in 1952 by Mr. Varkey Varkey, grandfather of the current owner, Mr. Abraham.  As you travel in Thekkady – Kottayam route, 3 kilo metres from Kumily at Spring Valley, in Idukki district of Kerala is this family run spice garden spanning a huge area of 2 acres. Tourists are offered a well guided comprehensive tour of the spice garden.Mr. Abraham, who fluently speaks in six different languages, personally takes you along the length and breadth of the garden, happily sharing the family wisdom on the organic cultivation of spices, gained through first-hand experience.

 It adds to the beauty that the garden just does not restrict itself to the conventional notions of a garden, but is indeed rich with its myriad variety of fruits including the different varieties of banana. This spice garden accommodates cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, cloves, vanilla, ginger, turmeric, old spices etc. They also have a small store, where you can buy farm fresh spices, which makes the Indian curries stand out in flavour and smell. Abraham’s also takes in local orders of spices within the country and get it couriered to the locations. Abraham’s Spice Garden is a not to be missed captivating spicy experience, if you want to gain first-hand knowledge on spice cultivation and buy farm fresh spices.