Spice Village is recreated tribal village on the lush hills of Thekkady and surrounded by spice plantations. Spice Village is a place to take in as much as fresh air as you can. The charming little cottages come with a private verandah overlooking fruit trees and herb. You can indulge in yoga sessions in the morning and spend the evening learning about spices and the wildlife at the Periyar Tiger Reserve nearby.
Spice Village is the essence of a mountain tribal village, reimagined for the modern independent traveler. A tribute to ancient ways of life. And to one man's patience and passion.
Spice Village goal is to create experiences that involve and immerse you. Experiences that are not just enjoyable, but also environmentally aware and culturally rich.
Spice Village is Curling around a misty ridge 2,000ft high in the Periyar vastness, we found a ranger's home, with fruit trees, rare herbs and a profusion of flowering plants. And here, we set out to build a resort. A village, produced whole, using mountain spirit and tribal wisdom as a building material. Of course, the comforts of a modern hotel exist, but they never intrude. Modern plumbing, comfortable beds, and hot showers find their place, but in a setting stripped down to its natural essence.
Comfort is easily obtained at Spice Village without intruding on Nature, you don't need to look further than Spice Village's cottages. No fancy carpets. Just coir mats on bare stone floors. Modern bathrooms and interiors, but with a spartan elegance based on simple, natural materials and local woodcraft.
At Spice Village, our understanding of ecology has come directly from the tribal people of the Cardamom Hills. Over millennia, they have perfected a gentle co-dependence, an almost spiritual harmony with the works of nature. All we needed to do was uncover this ancient wisdom and put them to work. Our self-sustaining fish pond was inspired by similar ones in Ooralie villages. And we learned that neem and lemon grass oils are marvelous, biodegradable pesticides.
Spice Garden Cottage
All the comforts of home amidst the wilderness
Deluxe Cottage with Private Garden
Spice Village interiors are warm, woody and of course, ecologically sensitive
How to Reach
- Airway Connectivity
- Cochin International Airport
- Railway Connectivity
- Kottayam Railway Station
- Roadway Connectivity
- Well Connected through all major cities.
Spice Village is awarded as Kerala State Tourism Award by Government of Kerala.