• A luxury tribal village surrounded by spice gardens
• Located in the fertile highlands of Periyar
• Modern amenities combine with traditional village buildings
• An ecological resort, perfect for those who love nature
Set in the highlands of India, this luxurious hotel is set out like a traditional spice village and home to fertile gardens and a fascinating history. Ecological features lie at the heart of the hotel, with old wood reused to create new furniture pieces, solar powering 75% of the energy use, compost bins and locally grown ingredients served in the restaurants.
Locally sourced herbal teas, spices and fresh vegetables are all used to create spectacular Indian and international dishes. The bar offers an extensive menu of wines, spirits, champagne and more. Couples can enjoy candlelit dining by the fire, and there is also a spa, tennis courts and a swimming pool. If you prefer to explore you’ll find spectacular wildlife in the surrounding area, as well as villages, farms and more.
Dine by the light of the fire, the stars and the candles as the chef prepares a daily changing menu of his recommended dishes in this al fresco restaurant. An open kitchen area allows you to see the chef at work.
Rustic interiors and a thatched al fresco terrace offer the ideal setting to enjoy a range of both international and Indian dishes. The fresh spices and produce are all grown in the local area.
Named after the forest ranger, and former owner of the Spice Village, A.W. Woods, enjoy the old photographs, Indian wooden finishes and rich fabrics as you indulge in wine, spirits and mocktails.
Under an ancient tamarind tree and surrounded by loungers, the pretty swimming pool area is the ideal place to relax.
Choose from a menu of herbal therapies and treatments after a long day of exploring. Expert staff will energise or relax you.
Cycle or trek through Periyar Tiger Reserve and learn about the indigenous tribes and animals.
Learn about the plants, birds and fish as you walk through the 35 acre garden with expert naturalists.
An evening class hosted by expert chefs will teach you the secrets of Kerala cooking with spices.
Learn to make luggage tags, menus and notepads from the resort’s recycled paper pulp.
Take a day trip to a neighbouring pepper farm and learn about the cultivation of these essential plants.
See exhibits and photos of the surrounding wilderness and learn about the wildlife from expert naturalists.
The Spice Village has a range of sports and activities on offer, including basketball, tennis and badminton.
Sleeps up to 3 adults
The deluxe cottages are surrounded by a private garden and contain modern amenities and rustic décor. A living area and separate bedroom offer free WiFi, a minibar and large bed. The en suite bathroom has complimentary amenities, a bathrobe and hairdryer and the roof is made from elephant grass which keeps the temperature cool in summer and warm in winter.
Sleeps up to 2 adults
Enjoy luxury modern amenities and rustic décor, including upcycled wooden furniture in both the master bedroom and separate living area. There is also a minibar, free WiFi and a large bed. Your en suite contains a bathrobe, hairdryer and contemporary facilities as well as free toiletries. The thatched roof is created from elephant grass which grows in the local area and ensures the cottage is kept cool in summer and warm in winter.