Spice Village

Kerala India

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

Open: Spice Village is all year, though the monsoon season lasts from June till August.

Location: Spice Village is set in 14 acres of gardens in the highlands of Kerala near Periyar National Park. It is located 145kms from Madurai airport and 190kms from Cochin international airport.

Rooms: There are 52 standard and deluxe cottages, with thatched roofs, stone floors, wooden furniture and modern bathrooms with hot water provided by solar power. All have large verandas and private gardens.

Activities: Guests can take boat rides on Lake Periyar, go trekking, stroll in the gardens with the resident botanist, take a bullock cart ride in the local area, visit a spice plantation and learn to cook with spices. Sports offered include badminton, volleyball and tennis. There is a billiards table in the bar. Naturalist guides lead safaris in Periyar National Park.

Facilities: There is an outdoor swimming pool and a children’s pool. Yoga sessions and Ayurveda treatments are available to guests. At The Tiger Club there are books, photos and videos of wildlife. The Woodhouse Bar serves a range of drinks, while the Tiffin Room serves tea, coffee and snacks. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves meals based on authentic Keralan cuisine. It also offers international dishes. The spa offers massages and Ayurvedic treatments and also has a jacuzzi. There are several acres of grounds with fruit trees, spices, herbs and flowers.

Dining: Meals are taken at separate tables.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.

Health: We recommend malaria prophylactics for travel to India.

Communication: There is internet access.

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Client Rating for India 5/5 from 130 reviews

We enjoyed our stay in Spice Village both for the location and the accommodation. The staff here were also very friendly and helpful and there was a real emphasis on the eco credentials of the resort. Lots to explore around the area and again, the food here was very good.

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