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  • Dining at Spice Village
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  • See wildlife n Periyar National Park
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Spice Village

Spice Village is an excellent base for exploring the wildlife of Periyar National Park with an excellent record for sustainable development.

  • Stay in a traditional-style cottage
  • Delicious food, freshly prepared
  • Enjoy Ayurvedic spa treatments
  • Relax by the pool 
  • Take part in cookery demonstrations 

Located in the village of Kumily, two miles from the shores of Lake Periyar, Spice Village consists of 52 thatch-roofed cottages spread out amongst 8 acres of gardens.

The cottages have been designed using local traditions and materials, and the gardens are full of the aroma of spices from around the region. Spice Village has been developed in harmony with the local cultures and environment. Much of the food cooked in the restaurant is grown in the resort's organic vegetable gardens, with organic crops grown in neighbouring villages. The resort has its own composting and water treatment plants to recycle food waste and water.

There are 52 individual tribal style thatch roof cottages with veranda. modern pumbling, solar-powered hot water and contemporary furnishings. The standard villas include a living room and private garden, while the deluxe villas are cosy huts tucked away between fruit trees and herb beds.

The Woodhouse Bar is steeped in history and used to be the house of the famous ranger, A W Woods. Guests can enjoy the delicate blend of spices at the thatched restaurant or opt to order a meal at the 50 Mile Restaurant, where all ingredients used are obtained from within 50 miles of Spice Village.

The resort is an ideal base for visiting nearby Periyar National Park and arranges visits to nearby villages and spice plantations. Whilst staying at Spice Village guests can do the pepper vine and spices tour, participate in cookery demonstrations offered by the chef and naturalists, understand the wildlife local to Periyar at the Tiger Club or discuss the activities offered at the Tiger Reserve with the in-house naturalists.

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Client Rating for India 5/5 from 130 reviews

Well run, good staff, good food, nice things in the shop, generally well looked after: all we had come to expect from a cghearth place.

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Simply by booking with Tribes, you are making a difference. Every booking helps with The Tribes Foundation, the charity we back with admin and funds. Most clients give additional donations which we always put to very good use with one of the wildlife, environmental or social projects we support.

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Spice Village

Spice Village standard cottage

Spice Village is an excellent base for exploring the wildlife of Periyar National Park with an excellent record for sustainable development.

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