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Spice Village

India, Periyar

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. 


Bars & Restaurants

50 Mile

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. 

Woodhouse Bar

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. 

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

Under an ancient tamarind tree and surrounded by loungers, the pretty swimming pool area is the ideal place to relax. 

Spa & Wellness

Ayurveda Centre

Choose from a menu of herbal therapies and treatments after a long day of exploring. Expert staff will energise or relax you. 

Activities & Entertainment

Nature Trek

Cycle or trek through Periyar Tiger Reserve and learn about the indigenous tribes and animals. 

Nature Walk

Learn about the plants, birds and fish as you walk through the 35 acre garden with expert naturalists. 

Introduction to Spices

An evening class hosted by expert chefs will teach you the secrets of Kerala cooking with spices. 

Make your own Paper

Learn to make luggage tags, menus and notepads from the resort’s recycled paper pulp. 

Visit a Pepper Plantation

Take a day trip to a neighbouring pepper farm and learn about the cultivation of these essential plants. 

Tiger Club

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. 

About the location
Located in Periyar, in the picturesque hills of Thekkady, the Spice Village offers an authentic, rustic experience and is the perfect hotel for explorers. Periyar National Park is in the surrounding area and contains fascinating flora and fauna, including elephants, monkeys and tigers. There are also 320 species of bird, 45 reptile and 28 species of fish in the park, with walking tours, cycling tours and treks offered by the hotel. 

Venture through the forests and hills with expert naturalists and learn about the history and culture of the area. Visit farms and villages, as well as some of the local plantations in this fertile region. Speak to local farmers and learn about the area’s residents and way of life. 
Nearest airport
Madurai Airport is a three hour drive from the Spice Village Periyar.
Spice Garden Cottage

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. 

Deluxe Cottage with Private Garden

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. 

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walkerpayne, s glos
Tripadvisor review Feb 22 2019
Thank you spice village for the most beautiful deluxe villa with private garden ( I am sure paul McCartney loved it too !) The whole place was spotless the staff a delight gorgeous pool fabulous...
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Amazing place! Peaceful and clean.
Jancrow4, Manchester, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Feb 16 2019
Food is high quality and rooms are fabulous. The Eco details are delightful. We loved it here. Loads of monkeys and birds around. Good hotel shops and village easily walkable. Great nights sleep...
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