India has been at the intersection of historic maritime routes. Ports along the Indian coastline were at the very center of the flourishing spice trade industry in India. It was pepper, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamom that brought the world to the Indian Malabar coast, also popularly known as the spice coast. Spice shops in Kerala thrive by supplying sacks of black pepper, dried ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon to local and international customers. Learn how the evolution of spices united borders and turned a broken system into an equal exchange. -Program highlights include:

  • Evolution of India’s spice route
  • Culture and the legacy of the spice trade
  • Visit India’s largest spice markets