Shalimar Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala
Shalimar Spice Garden is nestled in the mountains at a height of 800 metres, at the edge of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. The straw covered cottages stand in the midst of bright green palm groves and amongst trees and plants where mangos, nutmeg and cardamom flourish. With its natural environment and ambience, Shalimar is the perfect place to be, for you to get closer to nature. The gentle mountain stream meanders through the property and a wooden bridge built over the stream connects the resort to the outside world.

The cottages and rooms are made of traditional materials of Kerala. The lush foliage of the coffee, cardamom and other spices plants surrounding the cottages provide privacy for each cottage.

The in-house restaurant provides a cosy atmosphere and serves Continental, Indian and Kerala cuisine. The swimming pool, set amidst trees with imposing mountains as the backdrop, is a great place to relax. Ayurveda and Yoga centre completes the facilities. There is even a library with a fireplace where one can curl up with a book during the chilly evenings.
Activities and Excursions :
Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Formed with the building of a dam in 1895, this reservoir meanders around the contours of the wooded hills, providing a perennial source of water for the local wildlife. It is home to 35 species of mammals, 265 species of birds and numerous fish and reptiles. Boat trips on the lake are the standard way of seeing the sanctuary; however, jungle walks can also be very interesting.
How To Get There :
The nearest airport to Shalimar Spice Garden is Madurai (162 km / 3 hours). The other airport for Shalimar is Cochin airport (185 km / 4 hours). The nearest rail station is Kottayam (100 km / 3 hours).
Price :
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