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Spice Gardens are located in many places in Sri Lanka specially in the hill country region. Many of the spice gardens are located in the Matale region. Sri Lanka is popular from the ancient times for its aromatic spices and herbs that are used in the cooking and in body care. Arabs, Chinese and Greek traders were the first people to find out of these valuable aromatic spices from Sri Lanka. At those times Sri Lanka was popular for its natural pearls, gems, Ivory and many other valuables natural products. Sri Lanka, the Indian Ocean tropical island was formally known as Taprobane, Serendib, Ilankai and Ceylon. Europeans explorers wanted to find the route of the spices and came over here by sailing with their ships.. Eventually their Governments captured this nation by force and took under their rule..
Currently Sri Lanka's hill country is producing many kinds of expensive aromatis spices. Sri Lanka is exporting different kinds of best quality spices to all over the world through Ships and airlines. Nearly 16 varieties of spices are marked as Sri Lanka origin oaromaticnes .Lot of tourist want to explore how these spices were grown, processed and packed with freshness without losing its original flavor, aroma and the taste.
Some of the Spice Gardens may charge a small entrance fee while most of them are free to explore. Required time: 1 - 2 hours or more as per your wish as these places are very quiet, scenic and nice smelling ones. Ask your Tour Company, tour agent or driver to recommend one spice garden visit, during your stay in Sri Lanka. Popular Spice Gardens are located in the hill country region as it is best suited for growing them in cool climate.
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When you visit a spice garden, their staff will display and explain about each of their spices that were grown in their gardens. You can buy those spices from them in specially packed boxes to take back home as a souvenir from this land. You can purchase the spice packets at the Colombo International airport too.
For example when you visit there you can find out how the cinnamon is grown, peeled, cut in to pieces and inserted from small to large like quill form. They may explain and display how to extract oil from cinnamon. How to use it on your body or in food and so on. Even they will display you on how to use that oil as mosquito repellent in your home.
Here are some of the available spice gardens in Sri Lanka. You can include one of the spice gardens in your Sri Lanka Tour Itineraries. Mostly American, German, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese Tourists show much interest in visiting these Spice Gardens. Some foreign tourists say they are good places to visit while some tourists these are ripping places.
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