Shalimar Spice Garden

Thekkady | First Class

Camouflaged by wild jungle and flourishing spice plants, Shalimar Spice Garden is a fully immersive nature retreat.

Within the verdant Thekkady landscape, on the borders of Periyar National Park, the spaces have been carved out so sympathetically that you almost don’t notice the buildings! To get to the hotel, guests must cross a wooden bridge to a forest ‘island’, which feels a little like crossing into a fantasy world.

Chic, simple suites are defined by crisp white walls, wooden floors, and sharp, contemporary lines highlighted with splashes of strong colour. The en suites are bright and modern.

Each cottage feels secluded and calm, with hammocks, small gardens and terraces looking into the wilderness. The scent of cardamom and coffee plants drifts in through wide windows.

Wander along winding paths to discover hidden clearings where lily ponds shimmer and a compact pool and sun terrace provide space to relax. The resort’s Ayurvedic philosophy gives an overriding sense of calm, with specialist massages and yoga sessions.

Enjoy fragrantly spiced Keralan specialities alongside international dishes in the traditionally decorated restaurant, and relax with a drink around the fire in the lounge bar, before wandering back to your cottage through the cooler evening air, gazing up at the bright, undiluted stars.

We Say
A laid back, simple resort which brings the Keralan wilderness right to your doorstep.


Murikkady village, 6 kms from Thekkady

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 20 rooms & cottages
    • First Class room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Falling Leaves restaurant
    • The Red Lounge bar
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Outdoor pool
    • Sun terrace
    • Spice gardens
    • Ayurvedic massage
    • Yoga
    • Jeep safaris
    • Nature walks
    • Trekking
    • Village visits
    • Plantation tours

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