Agriculture Tourism

Agriculture Tourism – A Step Closer To Nature

Agriculture Tourism has emerged as a new trend of Kerala travel which is interrelated with agri-tourism. It offers city dwellers to go back to a culture that was one of oneness with the environment. Getting to breathe clean unpolluted air while educating oneself is the pleasure that Agriculture Tourism offers. We arrange tours to all types of farms, agricultural University research stations, and agricultural businesses related to rural industries Kerala-wide. Farms would be the major place of interest for this kind of tourist, it emphasizes the value of utilizing organic methods of growth, and natural environment-friendly methods, like composting, instead of relying on pesticides and fertilizers unless necessary. The farms boast it free from mosquito breeding grounds. From taking care of gardens, and plants, and raising animals for meat to milking cows, there is the richness of activities and life in the farmhouses. We also offer special farm stay activities like work experience, Visits to Government Institutes, Talk Fests by Agricultural experts, and site inspections, including farm stays for very large groups of students at matching farms with study courses where students studying fruit growing stay on fruit orchards.

Agricultural Universities & Research Stations Visits

We offer a complete program ranging from technical University visits and a lot more…you name it! The Agricultural University of Kerala has set up an aim towards Excellence in Agricultural Education and Livelihood security of the Farming Community. It will  Identify the skills, build capacity, and provide education, and training needed to support sustainable farming practices and also develop a new curriculum for Agricultural development. The Agricultural University of Kerala is thoroughly versed in the requirements and possibilities of farmers and market gardeners and unites the main elements of Agricultural systems like crop, animal, soil, technology, and management. It realizes the purpose through the following departments farms, testing stations, Crop Science, Animal Science, Plant Protection, Land Management, Agribusiness and Information Systems, and Agriculture Technology.. As a result of agricultural awareness of the importance of research and its responsibility for achieving the best results, Agricultural Research Stations and Centers have been established throughout Kerala. It aims to employ the most modern means for the development of agricultural and animal resources.

Horticulture Tours

Horticulture – the science and art of gardening and of cultivating fruits, vegetables, flowers, and ornamental plants. Horticulture is associated with a number of intensive practices that collectively make up the horticultural arts. Fruits, vegetables, flowers, and trees – improving their quality, yield, economic performance, and their eco-friendly cultivation are the domain of horticulture.

Paddy Field – Rice Tours

Our tours include the beautiful yellowish paddy fields where vast areas of rice are being grown on real outback properties. Kuttanad Region in the outskirts of Alleppey is called the Rice Bowl of Kerala because of her wealth of paddy crops. You can witness a Keralite woman harvester winnowing paddy at a paddy field. It would be a real memorable and exciting experience. The most exciting part is to experience the traditional way of planting paddy. The water in between the paddy fields is to supply water for the crops. Visitors will be given some paddies and will teach them the appropriate ways of planting paddies in the mud. Though the field is wet and muddy, it is indeed a hands-on and fun experience not to be missed! A view of the Pokkali rice fields in Kumbalangi tourist village in Ernakulam district. There has been an upsurge in Pokkali cultivation in the village in recent years and tourists make it a point to visit the organic rice fields. We also arrange visits to rice mills. Regional rice research stations have been set up for the development of high-yielding crops and popularizing modern farm implements, and it also promotes women’s role in the agrarian economy of Kuttanad.

Fruit And Vegetable Farm Tours

Kerala is home to a variety of fruits and vegetables. Rural Kerala, is the most versatile agricultural area, producing precious and varied cultivation. The small market gardener is becoming obsolete as progress demands farmers produce large amounts of produce to make a living. Tours can be arranged wherever the group would like to visit. Kerala Agricultural University has established many research centers to give adequate research support to fruit & vegetable cultivation. The main objectives of the Research Stations are: to develop new varieties, intensive crop improvement, and farm advisory services. Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council Keralam (VFPCK) has been established aiming to bring about overall development and marketing of the fruit and vegetable sector in Kerala.

Kerala has an abundance of mouthwatering fruits like pineapple, jack fruit, mango, papaya, Banana, egg fruit, and many more….

Mannuthy nursery is a place where plants are propagated and grown to usable sizes.

Flower Tours

Tours of nurseries can be arranged to early morning flower markets, followed by visits to the actual nurseries and flower farms where the flowers are produced. The Government Agriculture Farm and Flower Gardens have a delightful array of rose plants, orchids, and anthurium. The Neelakurinji flower that bathes the Munnar hill station in blue, blooms every 12 years. Western Ghat mountain ranges are home to peculiar and unique flowers.

Plantation Tours

One of the highlights of Kerala travel is Plantation tours. Take a virtual tour of Kerala plantation Estates and view the processing of crops. The crops are exported bulky and can be called cash crops of Kerala.

Spice Plantation – Spices growing in Kerala include vanilla, black pepper, cloves, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg mace, etc…. These plantations make you feel as if you have entered a world of aroma and greenery. Idukki can be called as spice hub of Kerala. Vandanmedu in the Idukki district is the largest cardamom center in the world.

Coconut Plantation – Kerala is the largest coconut producer in India. Kerala is the land of coconut palms. Palakkad and Alleppey districts of Kerala are blessed with Coconut plantations. Fringed by swaying coconut palms gives a serene and calm atmosphere to Kerala.

Coconut and spices are unavoidable ingredients in Kerala food.

Tea garden  – Munnar consists of vast sloping areas of tea, most of which are owned by Tata Tea. You can laze around in tea plantations.

Vanilla County Plantation Homestay – an enchanting Plantation Homestay in Kerala, at Vagamon, set amidst plantations of vanilla, pepper, coffee, and rubber.  The fresh filter coffee and tea served are the offerings of the estate’s own plantations.

Access Vanilla County Plantation Homestay By Road

From Kottayam: Kottayam-Palai-Erattupetta-Teekoy-Mavady estate-Vanilla County.

From Kochi: Kochi-Muvattupuzha-Thodupuzha-Erattupetta-Teekoy-Mavady estate-Vanilla County.

Forest Tours

We do conduct special forest tours. Just see below the well-known forest details.

Bamboo Forest – Marshy Bamboo forests in Wayanad are famous. Valparai, Palghat also comprises thick bamboo trees. Bamboo mats woven from reeds are exported in large nos every year.

Teak Forest – Nilambur forest contains 5 categories of teak. The first teak museum in the world is in Nilambur operated by Kerala Forest Research Institute.

Sandalwood Forest – Marayoor near Munnar is famous for its natural Sandalwood forests. The Marayoor sandal is regarded as the best in the world. The State Forest Department runs a sandalwood depot here where travelers can learn the treatment, classification, and processing of sandals.

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