Cardamom Hills


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Cardamom Hills

(kär`dəməm), range, c.4,000 ft (1,220 m) high, c.1,000 sq mi (2,590 sq km), Kerala state, southern tip of India. Tea, coffee, teak, bamboo, turmeric, and cardamom, which gives the area its name, are grown in the hills.

Cardamom Hills

 

hills in the extreme south of India, inthe southern part of the Western Ghats. Maximum altitude, 2, 019 m. The terrain is characterized by a sharply outlined crest, steep slopes, and deep gorges. The hills are composed primarilyof gneiss, crystalline schist, and charnockite and are coveredwith tropical rain forests. There are many tea and rubber planta-tions in the region, and the production of spices is also impor-tant.

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But here in the darkened yoga hut at Spice Village, a botanically focused resort on 14 organic acres in the middle of the Cardamom Hills of Kerala, on India's southwestern coast, I thought I had found a kindred soul on the mat next to me.
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After staying at the Coconut Lagoon on the shores of Lake Vembanad, I drove on past rice fields, tea, coffee and spice plantations, overtaking bullockdrawn carts on a winding pot-holed road through the spectacular Cardamom Hills.
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