A 10-minute drive from Kumily, where most of the other accommodation serving Periyar is located, brings you to the tranquil setting for Shalimar Spice Garden. In this rural location, surrounded by fruit trees and plantations, Shalimar Spice Garden is the nearest you will get to a jungle experience in Periyar.
It has a total of 15 bedrooms, all in traditional thatched cottages with modern boutique style interiors. Each room is individually decorated with bright splashes of color provided by the soft furnishings. The rooms have individual sit-out areas overlooking the spice gardens where a wide variety of birds can be spotted and heard.
Spices from the garden are used in the cooking and dishes for the evening buffet. An à la carte menu is also sometimes available. An Ayurvedic center offers a range of treatments and there is also a small pool to further your relaxation.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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Driving just a few kilometers from the village of Kumily, you will come to the spice plantations. Owned and cared for by the local villagers, the plots are generally around two acres.View details