Situated in beautiful locations mostly in the high range Ashram Branches, the plantations not only yield cash crops such as coffee, cardamom etc. but also provide scenic and serene settings where the devotees and other visitors to the Ashram can feel at one with nature.
Tea is grown in over 20 acres at Sulthan Bathery in Wayanad district. Rubber, coffee and pepper are also grown at this ashram branch. Rubber latex is tapped at Pothencode, Kallar and Pampadi Ashram Branches also.
A coconut plantation sways by the sea at the Santhigiri Ashram, Kanyakumari branch. Pepper is grown at Pothencode, Kallar, Kumily and Pampadi while cardamom is cultivated at Kumily and Kallar. Coffee beans are reared at Kallar and Kumily besides Sulthan Bathery. Pulses and groundnuts are grown at the Santhigiri Ashram, Andarkottaram Branch, Madurai.
The produce of the plantations is used mainly for in-house purposes and any surplus is disposed of outside.