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A Plantation Retreat Periyar / Thekkady Near Periyar Tiger Reserve

Kumily - 685 535, Idukki, Kerala, India. For Booking: Phone: +91 487 2420556,  Mobile: +91 98471 78455, +44 70 3183 6701 (UK) Send us an inquiry
Built on a verdant land unscathed by modernization, the Shalimar Spice Garden is a perfect blend of European and Indian living without diluting the rich heritage of Kerala.
There is a simple remedy for the heat and humidity of the plains of Kerala: a trip to the mountains where at the edge of the Periyar Tiger Reserve, the Shalimar Spice Garden Resort is located. At a height of 800 metres, where the air is relatively cool.
Life is simple up here, yet there also seems to be an excess of everything: The straw covered cottages stand in the midst of bright green palm groves and amongst trees and plants where mangos, nutmeg and cardamom flourish. Shalimar spice garden is built on a verdant land unscathed by modernization, the Shalimar Spice Garden is a perfect blend of European and Indian living without diluting the rich heritage of Kerala. Shalimar spice garden merges with the spice gardens that encompass it, is the verdant landscape bordering the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
The architecture of the cottages is a fusion of Indian concepts and Western comfort. With its natural environment and ambience, Shalimar spice garden is the perfect place to be, for you to get closer to nature. The pace of life here is so easy and peaceful that even the birds and the butterflies do not seem to be in a hurry. The gentle mountain stream meanders through the property and a wooden bridge built over the stream connects the resort to the outside world.
The lush foliage of the coffee, cardamom and other spices plants surrounding the cottages provide privacy for each cottage. Moreover, care has been taken to provide all the luxuries needed to cosset the guests. The en-suite bathrooms are absolutely top-class. The in-house restaurant provides a cosy atmosphere. The swimming pool and surrounds transport you into another world seemingly untouched by man. The excellent Ayurveda and Yoga center with accent on hygiene completes the facilities. There is even a library with a fireplace where one can curl up with a book during the chilly evenings.
Shalimar Spice Garden is located in a village called Murikkady,
6 kms from Thekkady on the fringes of the world- famous Periyar Tiger Reserve. At an altitude of 800 meters above sea level, the climate here is both temperate and salubrious. Shalimar Spice Garden Resort offers exceptional facilities to the discerning guest.
Reception: The reception area is connected to the main entrance through wooden bridge.
Accommodation: The cottages and rooms are made of traditional materials of Kerala. Tiled roofing is thatched externally, for that authentic appearance and added insulation. A great deal of attention has been lavished on the immaculately designed spotless large bathrooms.
In addition, one cottage is made out of a reassembled heritage Kerala home with intricately carved wooden panels etc.
Swimming pool: The swimming pool is set amidst trees at the back of the property with imposing mountains as the backdrop. Lying in the pool, one might just feel that he or she is in a pond in the jungle, amidst the mountains and lush vegetation completely at peace with nature.
Restaurant: The restaurant is laid out with traditional Kerala wooden furniture dating back to mid 20th century and the décor imparts a homely air to the place. The staff are always at hand to fulfill your requirements.
The chef conjures up some of the best Italian and Continental dishes, not to mention authentic Indian and Kerala cuisine.
Ayurveda and yoga center: The peaceful environment at the resort is ideal for nature cures. There is a speclialised ayurvedic and yoga centre in the resort that provides all the treatments like massages pizhichil etc. Female masseurs do the massaging for ladies.
Traditionally, Ayurveda is carried out during the monsoons when temperatures are low and the pace of life is easy. By these criteria, Shalimar Spice Garden provides the perfect environment and the facilities to rejuvenate your mind and body. There are qualified ayurveda doctors and well-trained masseurs, both men and women at the resort. The patient has to consult the Ayurveda Doctor at the resort to start with. Depending on the recommendations of the doctor, the treatment is carried out for specific ailments if any. Normally, treatment durations are between 7 days and 14 days. The patient also is put on a diet as prescribed by the doctor. (usually vegetarian) Massage therapies for rejuvenation and general well- being are also available and practised at the resort.

Tariff on CP basis



1st Apr to 15th Oct’12 16th Oct to 20th Dec’12
& 11th Jan to 31st Jan’13
1st March to 31st March 13
21st Dec to 10th Jan’13
& 1st Feb to 28th Feb’13

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Elegant Room Rs 7195 Rs 11995 Rs 14990
Elegant Cottage Rs 9595 Rs 14990 Rs 17990
Honeymoon Cottage Rs 11995 Rs 17990 Rs 20990
Note: Extra Bed only in Elegant Cottage

Extra Adult (Above 10yrs): Rs 2000 Inclusive of Breakfast (Buffet/ Set-Menu).
Extra Child (05–10yrs): Rs 1500 Inclusive of Breakfast (Buffet/ Set-Menu).

Check-in Time- 1200 hours
Check-out Time- 1000 hours

Tariff includes:

Accommodation and continental breakfast in the restaurant for two persons.
CP: Accommodation with Breakfast (Buffet/ Set - Menu)

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