Visit to Chocolate production unit – Industrial visit – Herbal Plant Nurseries
The Story of Chocolate Production From Cocoa Beans – A Cocoa tour to Mannuthy Agricultural University will provide an opportunity to guest to see the Chocolate production from Cocoa Beans.Different types of Chocalates are producing there.
Where does Chocolate come from?
The story of Chocolate production from Cocoa Beans
How to make raw Chocolate from Cocoa Beans
How to make home made Chocolate
From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate Bars Cadbery dairy Milk
How to make your own Cocoa mix
Departure From Ecogreen Homestay@ 10.30 am , Move to Mannuthy Agricultural University, Govt of Kerala, Visiting Cocoa Plantation. Different types of Cocoa plants are cultivated In Mannuthy agricultural university. There is special department for the expansion of Cocoa in Kerala, they are researching new hybrid cocoa plants
Chocolate production Unit
The Story of Chocolate Production From Cocoa Beans – A Cocoa tour to Mannuthy Agricultural University will provide an opportunity to guest to see the Chocolate production from Cocoa Beans.different types of Chocalates are producing there
Cocoa Beans are the seeds, contained in a cucumber-like fruit, of the cacao tree. The flowers/fruit are borne directly on the trunk (cauliflory) and on thick branches of the plant (ramiflory). The yellowish, reddish to brownish fruits( berries), which are of similar appearance to cucumbers, are divided into five longitudinal compartments, ea(botanically speaking, ch containing up to 10 seeds (cocoa beans). As the fruits start to ripeness, the partitions break down and the seeds are located around the central funicle in a whitish pulp with a sweet/sour flavor.
Cocoa bean consists of the seed coat which encloses the cocoa kernel and almost solely consists of the two folded cotyledons, and the radicle. Cocoa kernel is the principal component for the production of cocoa products
Herbal Tourism – Mannuthy ‘Plant Nurseries’
Mannuthy is a very important suburb area of Thrissur City of Kerala, south India and very famous for large number of ‘Plant Nurseries’. There are around 1000 nurseries selling potted plants, herbs, saplings and seeds in Mannuthy
Annuals are mainly sold in trays (undivided containers with multiple plants), flats (trays with built-in cells), peat pots, or plastic pots. Woody plants and Perennials are sold either in pots or bare-root and in a variety of sizes, from liners to mature trees.
Plants may be propagated by seeds, but often desirable cultivars are propagated asexually by Layering, grafting, budding or other nursery techniques.
It is in nurseries that plants are propagated and grown to usable size. There are retail nurseries which sell to the general public, wholesale nurseries which sell only to other nurseries and to commercial landscape gardeners, and private nurseries which supply the needs of institutions or private estates. Some retail and wholesale nurseries sell by mail.
Nurseries grow annuals, perennials, and woody plants (trees and shrubs). These have a variety of customers: decorative plants for flower gardening and landscaping, garden vegetable plants, and agricultural plants.
Normally Nurseries grow plants in a greenhouse, a building of glass or in plastic tunnels, designed to protect young plants from harsh weather (especially frost), while allowing access to light and ventilation. Modern greenhouses has the facility of automated control of temperature, ventilation and light feeding and and semi-automated watering. Some of them also have fold-back roofs to allow “hardening-off” of plants without the need for manual transfer to outdoor beds.Some nurseries specialize in one phase of the process: propagation, growing out, or retail sale; or in one type of plant: groundcovers, shade plants, fruit trees, or rock garden plants.
Archilogical Musium Thrissur – 27 Kms
Situated in Kollengode Palace an architectural delight. The majestic building houses a gallery of murals from all over Kerala and preserves a rare treasure of Veerakallu, temple models, olagrandhangal, megaliths etc. Veerakallu or hero stones are stone engravings and sculptures of figures and weapons belonging to the heroes of days gone by. Most of these were recovered form the forests of Wayanad and Thrissur. The megalith collection includes earthen pots, urns etc. The temple model cast in plaster of pairs are excellent representation of the ancient temples in the State.
Shakthan Palace Thrissur – A day with HISTORY
At the Shakthan Thampuran place one can come across several interesting aspects of the erstwhile rules of Kochi. The Shakthan Palace, which was recently renovated by the Sate Archaeology Department, houses a good museum.
The Bible Tower is situated in Thrissur city of Kerala, India. It was inaugurated on January 7, 2007. The tower is the tallest church tower in India and Asia. It is also the tallest structure in whole of Kerala. The 260 feet tower stands tall elegantly behind two towers of 140 feet height
Vadakkumnadan Tample- World Famous Pooram Venue
Thrissur Pooram – god’s own extravaganza is a cultural highlight par excellence celebrated in the month of April / May. The two century old festival involves spectacular procession of caparisoned elephants and enthralling percussion performance in a never -ending succession. The 36-hour marathon event is a feast for the eye and the ear, unfolding between 6. a.m. and 12 noon the nest day. Different from the usual temple festival. Thrissur Pooram witnesses people from all religions and caste. This is explained by the genesis of the festival.
Optional visits :-
64 Elephants Fort
Offerings of Sree Krishna Temple Guruvayoor, 50 Elephants are groomed at the Punnathoor Kotta (Kotta means fort). Many elephants are brought as ritual offering to the temple. You can spend a whole day with these huge mammals here. Watching the naughty baby elephants, playful antics is an interesting experience. The place provides you an opportunity to watch how the sick elephants are medically treated in the traditional manner. One can also watch the training given to the elephants for various ritualistic performances. Remember you are in the land where people worship the elephants- faced God Lord Ganapathy. Grooming elephants are considered as status symbol.
Sree Krishna Temple, Guruvayoor
Dwaraka of the South, It is one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in South India. It is said to have been worshiped by Lord Brahma himself at Dwaraka.
There is a museum in the office Annex building at East nada. Many rare offerings by devotees to the Lord are exhibited here. The museum is kept open from 8.00 am to 8.00pm on all days except Tuesdays and other holydays