Shalimar Spice Garden

Built on a verdant land unscathed by modernization, the Shalimar Spice Garden is a perfect blend of European and Indian living without diluting the rich heritage of Kerala. The resort merges with the spice gardens that encompass it, is the verdant landscape bordering the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The architecture of the cottages is a fusion of Indian concepts and Western comfort.With its natural environment and ambience, Shalimar is the perfect place to be, for you to get closer to nature.The in-house restaurant provides a cosy atmosphere. The swimming pool and surrounds transport you into another world seemingly untouched by man. The excellent Ayurveda and Yoga center with accent on hygiene completes the facilities. There is even a library with a fireplace where one can curl up with a book during the chilly evenings.

Rooms and Accommodation

18 rooms and cottages with sit – out areas, each unique in its own way, spread out across the property. Interior design of each room & cottage are tastefully furnished. The lush foliage of the coffee, cardamom and other spices plants surrounding the cottages provide privacy for each cottage. There are qualified ayurveda doctors and well-trained masseurs, both men and women at the resort Massage therapies for rejuvenation and general well-being are also available at the resort.

Room Types

  • 08 Elegant rooms
  • 08 Elegant Cottages
  • 02 Honeymoon cottages

Facilities and Activities

  • Room Amenities– Provide neat and tidy rooms along with breakfast, Ac / Non Ac rooms available, 24 Hours room service, International and STD facilities, Broadband internet facility, Broadband internet facility, Express laundry, Standard bathrooms with modern fittings.
  • Facilities– Multi cuisine restaurant, Currency exchange counter, Internet, Cab Services, Travel Assistance, well-equipped business centre, laundry and dry cleaning services, a doctor on call, currency exchange, safe deposit lockers, mail service, housekeeping, 24-hour front desk,
  • Recreational– Junglescout, Nature Walk & Green Walk (Advance booking Possible) , Periyar Tiger Reserve – Community Based Ecotourism Programmes, Border Hiking (Advance booking Possible), Cloud Walk, Bamboo Rafting On Periyar Lake, Bullock Cart Ride, Tribal Village Visiting , Boat Cruise On Periyar Lake, Kathakali , Tea Factory Visit, Kalarippayattu.
  • DiningFalling Leaves is laid out with antique Kerala wooden furniture. The décor imparts a homely air to the place. The staff, easily accessible, works hard to please your palate. The chef conjures up excellent Italian, Continental, Indian and Kerala cuisine.
    Cover – 54 and
    Timing – 6 AM to 10:30 PM
    "The Red Lounge" is an ideal place to kick back and relax with a drink, while watching the crackling fire in the fire place.
    Cover – 10 and
    Timing- 11 am to 10:30 pm


Shalimar Spice Garden is located in a village called Murikkady, 6 kms from Thekkady on the fringes of the world- famous Periyar Tiger Reserve.Shalimar is easily accessible from Trivandrum/ Kovalam (255 kms- 6 hours), Cochin (185 kms- 4 1/2 hrs) and Madurai (140 kms kms- 3 hrs). The nearest railway station is Kottayam (100 kms- 3 1/2 hrs).

The Thekkadi forests are home, both, to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and to the Asiatic Elephant. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best tropical wildlife sanctuaries in the world and is the repository of rare endemic flora and fauna. You can go for wildlife , lake and trekking too.

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