Kerala- The Gods Own Country
Graced by the Arabian Sea on the west, the Western Ghats on the east and networked by forty-four rivers, Kerala lies on the southern tip of the Indian peninsula. One of the most preferred destinations in the world, Kerala attracted the notice of people from other parts of the world from time immemorial. It is evident from the many references to the land with classical works of Greece and Rome. A tropical paradise of waving palms and wide sandy beaches, this thin strip of coastal territory slopes down from the mountain Ghats in a cascade of lush green vegetation.
Geographically Kerala is one of the smallest states in India covering merely 1.3% of total area of the country with Karnataka in north and Tamilnadu in East. Physically the state can be divided in to three natural divisions, the sandy costal region with coconut groves, paddy fields, back waters and sea. The midland region made up of fertile reddish hills and valleys grows the most of Kerala's agricultural crops and the Peaks, extensive ridges and ravines of the Western Ghats are where the sandalwood, tea, coffee,rubber and most of Kerala's exotic spices are grown.

About Palakkad:
The district of Palakkad is known as the granary of Kerala, is a land of valleys, hillocks, rivers, forests, mountain streams, dams and irrigation projects. Situated at the foot of the Western Ghats, this is the gateway to Kerala from the north. Palakkad derives its name from the Malayalam words Pala (Alsteria Scholaris) and Kadu (forest) which goes to prove that this place was once a beautiful stretch of forests covered with the sweet scented flowers of the Pala trees. This district with mountains , forests and fertile valleys, rivers and mountain streams are rich in flora and fauna.
Palakkad is prime among Kerala's most picturesque districts, thanks to its distinctive palmyra trees and extensive green paddy fields. Tourists who travel to Palakkad can visit the biggest mountain pass in the world (30-40 Kms) separating the two folds of the Western Ghats on the border of Kerala with Tamil Nadu. Palakkad is rightfully therefore known as the Gateway of Kerala, giving the rest of India access to the state. For precisely the same reasons, Palakkad had to bear the brunt of invasions from the bordering kingdoms in the past. Palakkad is a melting pot of different cultures and ethnic denominations, enriching its life, arts & culture.

Located on the banks of Chittur Puzha (a tributary of the famous Bharatha Puzha) NAVARA ECO FARM spreads over an area of 18 acres. Apart from Njavara, various other crops like Coconuts, Mangoes, Pomegranate ,Medicinal herbs and trees, Bamboo and Vegetables etc are grown here.The farm is more than 75 years old and has an old mango tree of the same age to commemorate that.
The third generation lives here now. Though only rice varieties were cultivated conventionally for some years, now for the last two years the entire holding is managed organically. Organic certification has been applied for. THIS IS THE BIGGEST NJAVARA FARM IN THE WORLD. Visitors are accepted to our farm as part of our tourism project: NAVARA ECO-FARM TOURS

   The man behind Njavara


  P. Narayanan Unny
  Navara Eco Farm
  Karukamani Kalam
  Chittur College P.O
  Palakkad, Kerala, India
  Pin: 678104
  Tel.No.: 04923 - 221177, 222277
  Mobile: 9447277749
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