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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Following all of this, you could explore the backwaters and picturesque rural villages of Kerela or enjoy the timeless colonial charms of Idukki, deep in the Cardamom Hills.
However, in contrast to the Nilgiris and Cardamom Hills (elevation up to 3000 m) in South India, where these mosquitoes are present at an altitude below 500 m (18), the Hills of Eastern Himalayas records the presence at an altitude of 2130 m.
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.
Discover tigers prowling in the Cardamom Hills, vast red and orange sunsets over Kerala's spice capital Cochin, timeless scenes cruising southern Asia's biggest lake, white sandy beaches, Ayurvedic massages, the buzz of Bollywood and Mumbai ( the outdoor curry capital of the world.