Tipology:Culture & Heritage
Retreat: Spice Village
India > Peryar

Spice Village is a rediscovery of the tribal settlement way of living. The Mannas and the Paliyans, ancient South India populations, have migrated from Tamil Nadu to the mountain ranges of the Periyar, where they thrive on being free hunter gatherers until the advent of mono crop spice plantation farming. This resulted in transformation to sedentary life style and the expansion of Cardamom and Pepper cultivation.