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Amritara - Shalimar Spice Garden

A Therapeutic Stay Untouched By Civilization

Rating4.3(225)
Periyar, Thekkady
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Premium4 star trips with all modern amenities
A simple remedy for the heat and humidity of the plains of Kerala is a trip to the mountains of Thekkady. Shalimar Spice Garden Resort is located at a height of 800 meters at the edge of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. The air here is relatively cool and life is simple. The straw-covered cottages stand in the midst of bright green spice plantations that are surrounded with trees laden with mangoes, nutmeg and cardamom. A total of 22 units with sit-out areas, each is unique in its own way, spread out show more

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Succumb To Pleasantness

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Amritara - Shalimar Spice Garden
Surrounded by green spice plantations, it houses an outdoor pool and 2 dining options. Located at the edge of Periyar Tiger Reserve, the property is 4 Km from Kumily Town and about 4.6 Km from the KSRTC Bus Depot.
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Accommodation
Tea/coffee making facilities and a minibar are included. Private bathrooms come with shower facilities and a hairdryer.
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Spa
Massage therapies for rejuvenation and general well-being will serve you the best with a quaint backdrop of Thekkady.
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Shalimar Plantation Tour
The coffee you drink, as well as the pepper and cardamom you taste at the restaurant, are fresh ground from our spice plantation.
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Shalimar Nature Walk
Finally, you will walk on the outskirts of Murikkadi, the village surrounding Shalimar Spice Garden.
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Shalimar Panorama Walk
It includes some very beautiful panoramas with even a view into Tamil Nadu.
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Falling Leaves
The staff, easily accessible, works hard to please your palate. The chef conjures up excellent Italian, Continental, Indian and Kerala cuisine.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • The Shalimar Spice Garden is a perfect blend of European and Indian living without diluting the rich heritage of Kerala.
  • 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 lush foliage of the coffee, cardamom and other spices plants surround the cottages.
  • Shalimar provides the right environment and facilities to rejuvenate your mind and body.

Where is this?

  • Lying close to the plantations, in the rich jungles of Periyar in Thekkady is one of the world's most fascinating natural wildlife reserves - the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Vandiperiyar (18 Km) - The River Periyar flowing through the centre of this town nourishes its vast tea, coffee and pepper plantations.
  • Kumily (4 Km): This plantation town, closely associated with Thekkady, is situated on the outskirts of the Periyar Sanctuary.
  • Murikkady (5 Km): Washed in fresh spice-scented air, Murikkady is a panorama of cardamom, coffee and pepper plantations.

With whom?

  • You'll have an independent room/ suite with access to the common facilities of the resort.

You get

  • Accommodation is provided.
  • Breakfast is on the house.

Things to remember

  • Meals come at an additional charge.
  • Wellness services, laundry, and other services will cost you extra.

Something unique

With acres of lush cardamom, tea and coffee plantations; rustic decoration of the rooms some of which have thatched roofs; a spa area with the best Ayurvedic practises - you're welcomed to the Shalimar Spice Garden.

Tips from insiders

  • Even though the property is entirely placed on a single floor, considering the hilly terrain - multiple stairs have to be climbed, so take extra care for the elderly!
  • Greet the beloved Babu Chettan, who has been the plantation gardener and caretaker for more than 20 years now! He's the artist behind the art you see.
  • The evenings here are quite delightful with cultural dance performances.