Spice Garden, Kandy

A trip to Sri Lanka wouldn’t be complete without a tour around a spice garden. During this short and sweet trip you’ll learn more about how some of your favourite Sri Lankan curries and sweets use spices, and what it takes to grow them.

In between other trips you’ll stop off at a Spice Garden where you’ll get a chance to have a look round and hear all about the various spices they grow. Native to Sri Lanka and the country’s most famous export is Ceylon cinnamon, sometimes called true cinnamon. Learn how it differs from the cinnamon you’re used to and stock up while you have the chance. As well as learning more about the country’s spices you’ll also discover more about a wide range of local herbs, fruits and other plants. To help you understand you’ll be able to feel and smell the spices as they are discussed.

Once you’ve finished up with your tour, and asked your English speaking guide any questions, it’s time to hit the shop. Pick up some true cinnamon and peruse other produce including coconuts, curry leaves and coffee beans. Depending on how much time you have you could spend up to an hour exploring the gardens here. This is a must do experience for foodies interested in learning more about Sri Lankan cuisine.

Highlights

  • Learn about the spices and produce of Sri Lanka

  • Pick up boxed spices at the gift shop to take home with you

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I will never forget the moment that we came across a huge herd of 50 elephants in Minneriya National Park. They ran for cover when there was a sudden downpour, and I got soaked but didn’t care! I love Sri Lanka for its diversity, great food, culture, wildlife and history – and it’s still very much undeveloped.

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