Kolli Hills or Kolli Malai is a small mountain range located in central Tamil Nadu and spreaded over the Namakkal district of India. The mountains rise to 1300m in height and cover an area of approximately 280 km². They are part of the Eastern Ghats, which is a mountain range that runs mostly parallel to the east coast of South India.
Black pepper comes from the pepper plant, which are grown in hilly area of Tamilnadu –Namakkal districts (Kollimalai). These spices are directly procured from farmers those who are not using any kind chemical fertilizers in their farming activities. This pepper is very useful to prepare spicy food and improving digestion.
What is Kolli Hills famous for?
One of the early and native crops of India is Pepper and it would date back to early 1900 in our farms in Kolli hills of Tamil Nadu. Kolli Malai is a well-known pepper growing regions. It’s grown in the kolli hills, an area inundated by abundant rainfall.
Many spices are grown there, from cardamom to clove, and are most respected for their health properties, and many of the products grown in the region are used in Ayurvedic medicine. The kolli hills gives this pepper a lot of character: plenty of aroma and a heavy bite. Great for a fan of hot peppers with a unique strong and lingering bite.