Colour Kerala

The coffee and tea plantations of Wayanad, as also its rich tribal culture, beckoned us

We were asked to get ready very early, around 6 am, if we wanted to really feel the essence of coffee plantatione. The local guides said, be it plantations, animal sanctuary or anything connected with nature, morning is the best time when they look more beautiful. Thus, it was nothing but our love for coffee, which led us to leave our cozy bed early in the morning, ignoring the cold winds. We were at Vythiri Village Resort, in a small hill station at Wayanad, in Kerala. Wayanad, which means paddy fields, falls in South Kerala. Unlike North Kerala, this part doesn't have rice boats, backwater cruises, sandy beaches, colonial churches or thatch-roofed fishing villages. But this small hill station is rich in coffee or tea plantations, the largest tribal population with a distinctive culture, an 800-year-old Jain community, home stay and much more beyond sight seeing.   Our  day began at the coffee gardens near our resort. Interestingly, in many areas of this region, one side of the hill had coffee plantations while the other side housed tea gardens. Since it was a morning time, we came across many women, with baskets on their backs, busy plucking tea. Our guide, who also worked at our hotel, informed us that here in Wayanad district, coffee plants could be found in every house, growing lush on any piece of land. The  climate in the area is perfect for cultivating coffee and tea. Therefore, this place has also earned the title Coffee County of Kerala.

All about coffee
Robusta and Arabica are the two major varieties of coffee grown in this region.
The coffee plant is an evergreen shrub, which can grow to 20 ft in its natural state. However, the tree is regularly trimmed to 6 ft for production to keep the nutrients from going to the tree rather than the beans. When the coffee berries are a rich, red colour, they are ready for harvesting. Each berry contains two seeds, which are processed to make coffee. 

After having a first hand experience of coffee plantations, our next visit was to a tribal village. Just a 20-minute drive from our hotel, took us to the interior of a jungle, away from the main populace. We had to stop our car in the middle of jungle, walk ten more minutes, climbing down grassy slopes and wading across streams, to reach a small village of Paniya tribes.

This settlement has only ten houses of bamboo-and-mud-plaster huts with thatched roof. Interestingly, all of them own some amount of land, on which they grow pumpkin, pepper vines, turmeric, ginger and tapioca. We were told that the Paniyas fall under the lowest strata, even among the tribals, therefore, they avoid mingling with the mainstream. Agriculture is their mainstay of livelihood. But they also work as farm labourers.
 

 Jain temples

The next day, we visited the Jain community, which has a very significant presence in Wayanad region. They are said to be migrants from Karnataka, when Jainism went into a decline there, some 800 years ago. We visited one of the temple ruins,  Janardhanagudi temple at Panamaram, dating back to the 12th century. Though it has been taken over by the Archeological Survey of India, it is in a pathetic state. At the temple, there was a heap of granite blocks covered with carving lying by the side of the road and blocking access to the three roofless temple mandapas, their pillars too ornamented with curvaceous yakshis, fierce dwarapalas and amorous figures. A Jain community member said these temples were demolished by Tipu Sultan. 

The visit cost us almost half the day. We ended our visit with the Wayanad Coffee County, run by Ranjini and Rajagopal Menon. It was a dream home and we didn't know how the time flew. Situated in a 12-acre land, the house is blessed with greenery including tea garden, coffee plantation, coconut and areca palms. The courtyard boasts a swimming pool and leads on to a pavilion perched over a gurgling rivulet. Rajdeep and Ranjini's hospitality was like icing on cake. A must visit place.


(115) Comments


Immoro

aremnsdieopeooeiasoiea@gmail.com May 19, 2024, 11 a.m.

https://t.me/Lovzeo

Copperpypem

recovery@reuse.press May 18, 2024, 3:26 a.m.

Hello, who's there, I'm talking

Earnestfeego

ghjlanksLiext@gmail.com May 15, 2024, 6:31 p.m.

Jamesviape

mg.l.e.ne.n.k.o.t.pa.n.ks.wimpul.@gmail.com May 15, 2024, 8:47 a.m.

<a href=https://allnewstoday365.com/>allnewstoday365.com</a>

CharlesEdide

baseall0505@inbox.lv May 14, 2024, 8:17 p.m.

CharlesBlics

m.gle.ne.nk.o.t.p.an.ks.wim.p.ul@gmail.com May 14, 2024, 11:25 a.m.

<a href=https://zamkiexpress.ru/>https://zamkiexpress.ru/</a>

Robertbuige

lucido.leinteract@gmail.com May 13, 2024, 4:45 p.m.

Hola, quería saber tu precio..

EeGSwstveU

mitaxebandilis@gmail.com May 13, 2024, 4:13 p.m.

Theme site super 000*** travellernook.com

migDuaps

sophidy@mail3go.online May 13, 2024, 1:17 a.m.

Clulley

remsdneopepasopoeoeiaoie@gmail.com May 12, 2024, 1:31 a.m.

https://vsdelke.ru/

Averysaw

mg.le.n.enkotpanks.wi.mpu.l@gmail.com May 11, 2024, 7:04 p.m.

<a href=https://realestatehungama.com/>https://realestatehungama.com/</a>

migDuaps

prestani@mail3go.online May 11, 2024, 11:40 a.m.

WilliamNus

mg.l.e.nen.kot.p.a.n.k.sw.im.p.ul.@gmail.com May 10, 2024, 11:18 p.m.

<a href=https://online-sms.org/id/>temp otp</a>

Aluminpypem

nope@nope.com May 9, 2024, 5:38 p.m.

Thanks for sharing!

Thomasmiz

m.gl.e.nen.ko.t.p.an.k.s.wi.m.pu.l.@gmail.com May 9, 2024, 9:28 a.m.

<a href=https://satbayev.university/>https://satbayev.university/</a>

PromotionAbice

lena.g.op.k.alo7.3.@gmail.com May 8, 2024, 9:32 a.m.

Julianes

zskqg7017@gowithsee.com May 7, 2024, 4:48 p.m.

Lucasbeags

mglen.e.n.ko.tp.a.nkswi.mp.ul.@gmail.com May 7, 2024, 10:52 a.m.

<a href=https://frugallivin.com/>Vavada casino</a>

Reenued

lemarbinabermakelderes@gmail.com May 7, 2024, 10:32 a.m.

https://ukrtvir.com.ua/

JamesImisk

m.g.len.en.kotpankswim.p.ul.@gmail.com May 7, 2024, 2:37 a.m.

<a href=https://bvbagemori.com/>Vavada casino</a>

DanaKib

a.le.jan.dr.agr.i.msha.w@gmail.com May 7, 2024, 12:05 a.m.

porn tablet - https://pl.chlenomer.icu/,

dominiqueherzog@libero.it May 6, 2024, 11:36 a.m.

porn tablet - https://pl.chlenomer.icu/,

Peterzorse

m.glenenk.o.tp.a.n.ks.wi.mp.u.l.@gmail.com May 5, 2024, 3:37 a.m.

<a href=https://service.gadgetufa.ru/remont-smartfonov/remont-avtomagnitol/>https://service.gadgetufa.ru/remont-smartfonov/remont-avtomagnitol/</a>

ThomasAparm

vlad91m.o.r.o.z9.1@gmail.com May 4, 2024, 6:18 p.m.

Porn online

ned.tijerina@orange.fr May 4, 2024, 10:20 a.m.

Porn online

RobertMig

delrtoni_85@hotmail.com May 3, 2024, 4:45 a.m.

WillardPaf

xrumerfox@gmail.com May 3, 2024, 2:15 a.m.

HowardAwaps

bs2best@yandex.com April 30, 2024, 12:46 p.m.

telegrm https://teletype.in/@trololo79/uqyYFXS5lt0

Robertbuige

lucido.leinteract@gmail.com April 30, 2024, 6:47 a.m.

Hai, saya ingin tahu harga Anda.

MeganCoisp

megandeath@gmai1.homes April 29, 2024, 3:34 p.m.

WilliamNance

mgl.enen.k.ot.p.a.nks.wimpul.@gmail.com April 28, 2024, 6:09 a.m.

<a href=https://vivod-iz-zapoya-dom.ru/>https://vivod-iz-zapoya-dom.ru/</a>

willMibE

w.i.llia.m8.8.8.po.ol.way2.0.0.0.mailb.ox.us.@gmail.com April 27, 2024, 5:38 p.m.

DayanaKib

aidar.a.d.in.esh.@gmail.com April 26, 2024, 7:06 p.m.

Brianmus

M.il.es.Cin.d.y.4.8@gmail.com April 26, 2024, 6:51 a.m.

https://www.ibm.com

dapSloca

mdensdoieoeirifuieuoasoeiu@gmail.com April 26, 2024, 2:20 a.m.

https://dengi-za-avto-vrn.ru/

Eugenemen

rout@kino-fan.lol April 23, 2024, 11:57 a.m.

HoustonExefs

andrewv.ear.on.8.22@gmail.com April 22, 2024, 11:11 a.m.

Actioke

bemsdneposdoieoieiuase@gmail.com April 22, 2024, 6:57 a.m.

https://prolifehc.com/

kummar

kummare787nusdllet6y@gmail.com April 22, 2024, 6:22 a.m.

https://discover-the-latest-playfina-pro.gitbook.io/discover-the-latest-playfina-promo-codes-for-jaw-d/ Level Up Your Gameplay with Playfina Bonus Codes: Thrilling Rewards Await!

DayanaKib

aid.a.r.ad.i.ne.sh.@gmail.com April 22, 2024, 12:08 a.m.

porn download

braydenolney@gmail.com April 21, 2024, 10:16 a.m.

porn download

bkDuaps

tersquadtoa@mailcos.site April 20, 2024, 10:12 p.m.

Larrybaw

mgle.nen.ko.t.p.a.n.k.s.w.im.p.ul@gmail.com April 20, 2024, 7:39 a.m.

<a href=https://winline-prilozhenie.ru/>https://winline-prilozhenie.ru/</a>

Robertbuige

lucido.leinteract@gmail.com April 19, 2024, 4:58 p.m.

Zdravo, htio sam znati vašu cijenu.

EdmundTrilI

mg.le.nen.kot.pa.nks.wimp.u.l.@gmail.com April 19, 2024, 10:17 a.m.

<a href=https://nullkong.com/>Porn video</a>

HoustonExefs

andre.wve.a.ron8.2.2@gmail.com April 18, 2024, 7:53 p.m.

Edwardgob

mg.le.nenk.o.t.pank.s.w.impu.l@gmail.com April 18, 2024, 10:23 a.m.

<a href=https://cs2lab.pro/cs-sites/>new counter strike skin bet websites 2024</a>

Jamesbligo

waheedkhannewid@gmail.com April 18, 2024, 3:42 a.m.

DayanaKib

aid.ar.adinesh@gmail.com April 18, 2024, 12:17 a.m.

SammyGoavy

mgle.n.enkotp.an.ks.w.impul@gmail.com April 17, 2024, 6:48 a.m.

<a href=https://vipbuket64.ru/>https://vipbuket64.ru/</a>

DJPsype

brudermanni2024@gmail.com April 16, 2024, 1:49 a.m.

Robertbuige

lucido.leinteract@gmail.com April 15, 2024, 10:37 p.m.

Kaixo, zure prezioa jakin nahi nuen.

JaCiG

kiraseevitch@yandex.ru April 15, 2024, 3:06 p.m.

beznaeba.xyz

cindyfries@cox.net April 15, 2024, 11:55 a.m.

beznaeba.xyz

DanaKib

ale.ja.nd.ragrim.s.ha.w.@gmail.com April 15, 2024, 4:11 a.m.

Veignap

eremsndpeooeiasoieiueias@gmail.com April 14, 2024, 5:01 p.m.

https://alivegore.com/

LarrySunty

wyamsler6666@hotmail.com April 13, 2024, 7:20 p.m.

HD

jasonbuilder@yahoo.com April 13, 2024, 7:10 p.m.

HD

EnochUtina

mg.l.e.ne.nkot.pa.nks.wim.p.ul@gmail.com April 13, 2024, 10:36 a.m.

<a href=https://github.com/ForexRobotEasy/Gold-Dragon-mt4>https://github.com/ForexRobotEasy/Gold-Dragon-mt4</a>

JamesChume

jamesLiz@xr1.jenniferlawrence.uk April 13, 2024, 1:52 a.m.

WillardPaf

xrumerfox@gmail.com April 12, 2024, 7:01 p.m.

Isaacnof

mg.l.e.n.e.nkot.p.a.nk.s.wi.mp.u.l.@gmail.com April 12, 2024, 6:15 a.m.

<a href=https://miele-remonty.ru/holodilnikov/>https://miele-remonty.ru/holodilnikov/</a>

Rotbandkal

info@stab-gen.ru April 11, 2024, 8:21 p.m.

JaCiG

kiraseevitch@yandex.ru April 11, 2024, 12:36 p.m.

ebaltut.cam

belenhymel@yahoo.fr April 11, 2024, 2:46 a.m.

ebaltut.cam

ebaltut.cam

kristeenstonham@gmail.com April 10, 2024, 8:20 p.m.

ebaltut.cam

Atmos

atmosote787nusdllet6y@gmail.com April 9, 2024, 12:03 a.m.

https://crack-the-code-how-playfina-bonu.gitbook.io/crack-the-code-how-playfina-bonus-codes-unlock-exc/ Playfina: A Legitimate Gaming Site or a Risky Investment? Find Out the Facts

DanaKib

a.le.ja.n.dr.ag.ri.ms.ha.w@gmail.com April 8, 2024, 7:46 p.m.

Raymondtic

seo2@bahiscom.pro April 7, 2024, 9:40 p.m.

Fuessy

aremnsdieeasoiemender@gmail.com April 7, 2024, 4:37 p.m.

https://jobgirl24.ru/

porno (fishing-ua.com)

judyleane@hotmail.com April 7, 2024, 3:37 p.m.

porno (fishing-ua.com)

StevenAbiva

owbcl@modernmark.ru April 7, 2024, 4:17 a.m.

Rogerspefs

alex1234lex123@yandex.com April 7, 2024, 2:30 a.m.

<a href=https://art-afisha.ru/>https://art-afisha.ru/</a>

Matthewemate

m.g.l.ene.n.kotp.an.kswi.m.pu.l@gmail.com April 7, 2024, 12:59 a.m.

radeontm hd 7660d <a href=https://cpu-specs.com/>https://cpu-specs.com/</a>

Stevecar

m.g.l.e.ne.n.k.o.t.panks.w.i.m.pu.l.@gmail.com April 6, 2024, 10:35 p.m.

<a href=https://prayertimein.com/>prayertimein.com</a>

RichardHal

mgle.nenko.t.p.an.k.swimp.u.l.@gmail.com April 6, 2024, 7:51 p.m.

<a href=https://github.com/ForexRobotEasy/Daelylas-Gold-Swing>https://github.com/ForexRobotEasy/Daelylas-Gold-Swing</a>

JeromeCoize

mg.l.e.nen.ko.t.pank.sw.imp.ul@gmail.com April 5, 2024, 7:43 p.m.

<a href=https://kredit-zaym.ru/>https://kredit-zaym.ru/</a>

Chesterstymn

testibsiii112@outlook.com April 5, 2024, 12:14 p.m.

Gordonphaby

burglin-votraw@biebel54.dynainbox.com April 5, 2024, 10:26 a.m.

de.pizdeca.cc

ezequiellegg@gmail.com April 4, 2024, 5:11 p.m.

de.pizdeca.cc

ThomasToori

testibsiii112@outlook.com April 4, 2024, 10:38 a.m.

RobertBus

inet4747@outlook.com April 3, 2024, 1:50 p.m.

GloriaSuesk

jdqqouzhx@farironalds.com April 3, 2024, 10:15 a.m.

CarlosZoops

inet4747@outlook.com April 2, 2024, 10:35 p.m.

DanaKib

a.l.e.ja.nd.ra.g.ri.msh.a.w.@gmail.com April 2, 2024, 8 p.m.

JaCiG

kiraseevitch@yandex.ru April 2, 2024, 1:35 p.m.

HoustonExefs

av.iso9.518@gmail.com April 2, 2024, 4:06 a.m.

Robertbuige

lucido.leinteract@gmail.com April 1, 2024, 2:07 a.m.

Ciao, volevo sapere il tuo prezzo.

Davidmox

jussssiju121@outlook.com March 31, 2024, 10:42 p.m.

HarryBiold

juska1111loool@outlook.com March 31, 2024, 6:55 a.m.

Williammit

mglenen.k.ot.p.a.nk.s.w.i.m.p.u.l@gmail.com March 30, 2024, 3:23 p.m.

<a href=http://cleandi.ru/>http://cleandi.ru/</a>

RogerHog

m.gl.en.en.kot.pa.nks.wimpul@gmail.com March 27, 2024, 11:14 a.m.

<a href=https://muslim-prayer-times.com/>https://muslim-prayer-times.com/</a>

MiltonLow

petrp3308@gmail.com March 27, 2024, 5:47 a.m.

Danielcar

winsatall.4ever@gmail.com March 27, 2024, 4:44 a.m.

slOrat

murdenerimalsenders@gmail.com March 27, 2024, 1:24 a.m.

https://nudeai.app/

DanaKib

aleja.n.d.ragr.i.m.sha.w@gmail.com March 26, 2024, 10:54 p.m.

HoustonExefs

av.is.o.9518@gmail.com March 26, 2024, 9:04 p.m.

MusicPsype

brudermanni2024@gmail.com March 26, 2024, 10:02 a.m.

MiltonLow

petrp3308@gmail.com March 25, 2024, 6:26 a.m.

Jasonpep

mgl.en.e.n.ko.t.p.a.nk.sw.i.m.pu.l.@gmail.com March 25, 2024, 5:55 a.m.

<a href=https://adzan.online/>https://adzan.online/</a>

willMibE

wi.l.l.ia.m888.poo.lw.ay.2.00.0mai.lb.ox.u.s.@gmail.com March 25, 2024, 2:20 a.m.

Robertbuige

lucido.leinteract@gmail.com March 24, 2024, 11:06 p.m.

Hola, volia saber el seu preu.

MiltonLow

petrp3308@gmail.com March 24, 2024, 10:26 p.m.

Sobcoelf

bemsdnepoadpoeoiasoe@gmail.com March 24, 2024, 12:05 a.m.

https://workescort.ru/

KylieMib

shreyapazajz@hotmail.com March 23, 2024, 4:12 a.m.

Robertbuige

lucido.leinteract@gmail.com March 22, 2024, 2:43 a.m.

Dia duit, theastaigh uaim do phraghas a fháil.

WilliamVemia

m.gl.e.nenkot.pa.nk.s.w.im.p.ul.@gmail.com March 21, 2024, 8:15 p.m.

<a href=https://blockchainreporter.net/lucid-stock-price-prediction-2025-can-lcid-stock-recover-amid-bearish-sentiment/>lcid stock prediction 2025</a>

MeganSlomo

jooqmudsc@farironalds.com March 21, 2024, 1:24 a.m.

GeorgeMup

georgeg@dig.oueue.com March 20, 2024, 8:23 a.m.

stewartsCoorp

frederickbaca1978@slippmail.com March 20, 2024, 2:16 a.m.

ArthurNup

mgl.e.n.en.kotpa.n.ksw.i.mp.u.l.@gmail.com March 19, 2024, 1:48 p.m.

boat rental clermont fl <a href=https://boatrent.shop/>https://boatrent.shop/</a>

porn

ralphfoxall@gmail.com March 19, 2024, 11:53 a.m.

porn

Robertbuige

lucido.leinteract@gmail.com March 19, 2024, 9 a.m.

Hi, I wanted to know your price.

HoustonExefs

ib.8.4.8.1.78.6@gmail.com March 18, 2024, 9:16 p.m.

JamesFuh

m.gl.e.nen.k.otpan.ksw.impul@gmail.com March 18, 2024, 9:49 a.m.

<a href=https://grandolavanderia.ru/>https://grandolavanderia.ru/</a>

Add Comment: