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Spice Village

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Imagine a place filled with greenery, birds preaching on the tress, the green hills clearly seen from the window, the raindrops which can be touched from the courtyard and the tea, coffee, cardamom and rubber plantations seen from the lawn. This seems the utmost beautiful place you can expect in todays environment. And if you are looking for something like this then here is the place exactly like this. Its called Spice Village resort.

Set in the Hills called the Cardamom Hills, in Kerala this Resort is one place from where one can enjoy both - the beauty of nature and the wildlife. With the combination of modern and Indian facilities, swimming pool and Mouth watering Cuisine its a perfect way to spend the holidays at. These Hills are Highlands of Kerala and these are just another world. Around 140 kms from Airport it is easy to reach, this 4 star Heritage Village Resort of Kerala.

Fast Facts
  • Location - Thekkady, Periyar (Kerala)
  • Language - - English, Keralan, Tallu
  • Check in And Check Out Time - 12 Afternoon
  • Cost per Tent -Cost per Room - Single € 190+taxes Double € 190 +taxes. you can choose from Private Garden Cottages and Spice Garden Cottages. There are different charges for normal and peak months. * Room charges are subject to change and should be checked before making reservation.
  • Facilities Provided - Doctor on call, Badminton and Tennis Ground, room service, laundry. Hot and Cold Water, telephone, Currency Exchange, and Safe Deposit facilities.

* Special Attraction - Ayurvedic Spa, A trip to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Periyar Village
Periyar Village
Periyar Village is one of the most beautiful Keralite Villages. take a round of the Village and see the village homes which are so different from ours, visit a temple, go around the Coffee Plantations and the Rubber Estates.. See the Village Bounty at its best.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the exotic places to be with the Wildlife. Being around a huge lake one can take a houseboat cruise around the sanctuary and a night stay in one of the cottages of the Sanctuary. Watch out for Elephants and Tigers among other animals.

Spice Village

With the mist around at a height of 2000ft, high in the Periyar Forest lie the Spice Village. The cottages of the Spice Village Resort unlike any other Village are made of thatch woven with traditional techniques. In this Village resort two this are missing - the Television and the AirConditoners. But there seems to be no need of both of the them. The outside temperature takes care of the cooling (the nights are often cold ones) and the chirping of the birds take the place of any other human intrudence. The spicy and soft fragrance from the Coffee Plantations work as fragrance all the time.

One of the main attractions of Spice Village is the CGH Ayurvedic Centre. Inside the centre are the resident Doctors who will guide you about the various treatments and which can be taken up by you. The Healing and Rejuvenation Therapies are most prominent here.

» About Spice Village:

Its a place of ultimate luxury, terracotta floors, colorful painted walls, comfortable rooms with wooden beds and sofas, silken linen, Hot and cold water, beautiful scenery and the most exotic surroundings. Here you can hear what seems impossible in cities - the chirping of birds and the humming of the bee. Beautiful flowers and trees become your companion and the sounds of thousands of birds become your morning call once you are here in this heavenly adobe. To keep up with the surroundings there are no Air Conditioners. The rooms are teracotta fitted, spacious with wooden beds and chairs. The walls are whitewashed.

To add to it is the cuisine - the mouth watering South Indian Dishes - like Appa, Uttapam, Sambar with hot peeping rice - its all there. Continental and Chinese is also available. To add to it is the cuisine - the mouth watering South Indian Dishes - like Appa, Uttapam, Sambar with hot peeping rice - its all there. Continental and Chinese is also available .

The BACK DOORS of the Spice Village Resort open its gates to a small Village called Kumily. Just 4 kms from Kumily there is Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is the home to a number of Tigers. You are bound to see them here. The only problem is that you cannot kids here. In addition to tigers one can find Indian Elephants, Gaur, Sambar, Barking Deer, langur, Bonnet Macquae. There is a lake in side the Sanctuary where boating can be done. From this lake one can reach ages old Temple of Goddess which can make for a nice little excursion. Surrounding an area of 777 acres, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary has mixed grassland vegetation. Including this there are various birds like Sambar, Gaur, flying bats, flying squirrels, flying snakes (harmless, really), and over a 143 species of Orchids. So there is a lot you can see here.

Including this there is a small yet spacious Tiffin Room which serves snacks the entire day to tackle with the hunger pangs of kids and elders alike. The rosewood chairs and tables here are restored antiques from a 100 year old restaurant. There are also Cookery Classes where you can learn how to cook some of the Special South Indian Dishes at no cost !

Excursion from Spice Village Resort :
Make a tour of the beautiful City from Spice Village itself. Here is how you can and where you can :

» Coffee and Rubber Plantations- Coffee the taste bud of South India is grown on a large scale in Periyar. Just like the Tea Plantations of Darjeeling, the Coffee Plantations of Periyar too are famous for their beauty. Take a tour of one of the Coffee Plantations here and see how these are dried and packed. Its a totally different experience.

» Spice Plantations- Alleppy is known as the Spice Capital of South India. Spices farmed here are exported to all over india and other countries too. Spices like cloves, cardamom, fengreek, black pepper, white pepper and others can be brought fresh from here. Their plantations and method of extraction and packaging too can be seen in the various plantations of Periyar.

» Ayurvedic Spa- With one of the best Ayurvedic Treatments in the town, alleppy makes for a perfect destination for the Ayurvedic Treatments. Beginning from rejuvination programs to the higher ones like the astma ans backache treatments, Ayurveda is the best here!

Our Suggestions
  • Pre Book your room here as its a prominent destination among the tourists and Visitors. People like to come here again and again, even in the monsoon season.
  • Avoid the monsoon season as its closed in this season.
  • Keep your valuables in Safe Deposit Vaults.
  • There are a number of places to visit in South India, like Munnar, Kodaikanal, Alleppy, Thiruvananthpuram, Mamallpuram - each one special its own way. Kettuvalams (House Boats) are another charm which is a major tourist attraction as it gives you a second home out of home, moving on the waters of South. For these tours, contact us as we give you a comfortable and splendid tour package. Hampi (World Heritage Site), Meenakshi Temple, Mamallapuram Temples (World Heritage Site), Coffee and Spice Plantations, are some of the MUST SEE PLACES of South India.
  • Its a good place to be in except the summers (May and June) with your entire family.
  • For Tours and further information, contact us.

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