Shalimar Spice Garden

Shalimar Spice Garden is located in Thekkady, with 18 guest suites dotted around the gardens. It is located in the middle of a lush jungle rolling away from cardamom-covered hills and next to the flora and fauna of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Periyar National Park, Kerala and Karnataka, India
Shalimar Spice Garden
  • Shalimar Spice Garden is set 25,000 feet above sea level with lush surroundings

  • The resort is close to Periyar Reserve, one of the best places to observe Kerala's wildlife

  • Surrounded by Cardommon hills, coffee plantations and other spice plants

  • Cool off in the hotel's swimming pool, or opt for one of two pool villas

Shalimar Spice Garden is accessed by a series of steps leading to the wooden walkway which brings you to the hotel. It comprises twenty two rooms made up of elegant rooms, cottages and pool villas. The cottages come in clusters of 3 or 4 and are surrounded by lush foliage of coffee, cardamom and other spice plants. The rooms are not air-conditioned; yet remain cool throughout the year. All rooms have en suite bathrooms and have a small garden and a hammock outside. Simple yet stylish, each room is tastefully furnished.

Elsewhere at the hotel, guests can dine in the small restaurant which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a swimming pool and small spa with two treatment rooms, offering all traditional Ayurvedic treatments and massage. For younger guests, there is a TV and board games in the sitting room.

Activities in the local area include excursions to the nearby Periyar National Park where you can go on a boat safari. There is also trekking and walking with a guide in the surrounding spice plantations, visits to a tea factory and tribal villages, bamboo rafting and night walks.

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Top tip:

Stay at Shalimar and be surrounded by roughly 230 species of Birds, don't forget your binoculars.

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Periyar National Park, Kerala and Karnataka, India

Shalimar Spice Garden is located in a village called Murikkady, surrounded by Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. 6km from Thekkady and easily accessible from Cochin (180km/4.5 hours away) and Madurai (140km/3 hours away).

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