The Shailmar Spice Garden is located in an unperturbed setting, about ten minutes by road from Kumily, where the bulk of Periyar’s guesthouses and lodges are situated. Tucked far away from civilization to live in the midst of fruit trees and plantations, yet near enough to experience the comforts of a chic life, the Shalimar Spice in Thekkady and Periyar Wildlife sanctuary is as close to an authentic jungle experience as one can derive.
With the grand total of fifteen indigenous thatched chalets, each equipped with contemporary amenities and done up in vibrant colours and boutique furnishings, the rooms also have private courtyards from where one can oversee the spice gardens and hear the chirping of the native birds and spot them too. The tasty food served up is created by using the magical spices from the garden itself. Guests can enjoy a dip in the pool or take a rejuvenating spa experience after the daytime safaris. Coupled with extraordinary service, the hotel serves as a tiny pocket of paradise away from the hum-drum of the city.