Periyar National Park located in Kerala, India. The main attraction of the park is the Indian the elephants and the tigers.

Experience Luxurious Stay at Spice Village Resort near Periyar

By Tushar : [09/May/24] Indulge in an eco-friendly retreat at Spice Village Resort, meticulously crafted to resemble a tribal village nestled alongside the Periyar Forest. Drawing inspiration from the indigenous Mannan Tribe's traditional dwellings, Spice Village embodies the untamed essence of nature. Situated in Thekkady, within Kerala's Idukki district, this resort is mere moments away from the renowned Periyar National Park. In fact, the entrance to the park's buffer zone is just a brief five-minute stroll from the property. Offering a world of its own, Spice Village transports guests back to nature, providing a blissful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Periyar National Park is a beautiful hub of rich biodiversity, teeming with multiple species of flora and fauna. Periyar is embellished with the Periyar Lake, an artificial lake located right at the heart of the national park. The boat safari at Periyar is a one-of-a-kind experience, operated from morning till afternoon and Periyar Safari Booking is conducted well in advance, as the slots are usually full due to its popularity.

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A Virtual Tour of the Spice Village

Nestled amidst the scenic hills of Thekkady, Spice Village offers a tranquil retreat blessed with captivating natural beauty and delightful weather. This region is not only renowned for its sylvan charm but also for its vibrant tribal communities, numbering around 25,000, who harmoniously coexist with the forest ecosystem, relying on its bounty for sustenance without causing harm. Imagine yourself strolling through an ancient forest, enveloped by dense foliage. The serene atmosphere is occasionally interrupted by the melodious calls of exotic birds, adding to the mystical allure of this peaceful sanctuary.

The Spice Village stands as a testament to the harmonious blend of natural elements and human ingenuity. Designed to emulate an authentic village setting, the resort's architecture mirrors the rustic charm of a traditional community. Utilising locally-sourced materials, skilled native artisans, and a reverence for the mountain ethos and indigenous wisdom, every aspect of the village's creation exudes authenticity. Despite its traditional roots, this village offers all the modern comforts of a city while shielding guests from the noise, pollution, and other urban drawbacks. The resort's symbiotic relationship with the surrounding ecology is deeply influenced by the indigenous communities who have coexisted with these hills for generations. They not only impart invaluable lessons in self-sustainability but also oversee the organic gardens that yield fresh vegetables, fruits, and spices, enriching the dining experience with nature's bounty.


Spice Village exemplifies the harmonious coexistence of comfort and nature, effortlessly blending modern amenities with environmental consciousness. Eschewing extravagant carpets, the resort's interiors reflect the simplicity of Mannan homes, featuring coir mats atop bare stone floors. While boasting contemporary bathrooms and furnishings, the décor exudes a minimalist elegance crafted from natural materials and local woodwork. Dispensing with artificial air conditioning, the accommodations offer naturally cool, well-lit spaces complemented by breezy private porches. Simply open a window, allowing both your mind and senses to immerse in the ambient sounds and fragrances carried on by the forest breeze.

• Types of Accommodation Offered

1. Spice Garden Cottage - The Spice Garden Cottages feature a cozy living area and a generously sized bedroom complete with an en-suite bathroom. The roof, crafted from Elephant Grass, effectively regulates the temperature inside the cottage, ensuring year-round comfort for guests.

2. Deluxe Cottage with Private Garden- The design of the cottages at Spice Village draws inspiration from local architecture and is crafted using indigenous materials. Elephant grass, sourced abundantly from the Periyar Tiger Reserve, forms the roofing for these wooden cottages, providing guests with a unique opportunity to witness local craftsmen in action as they re-thatch the roofs. The Private Garden Villas offers a charming living space along with a personal garden situated just in front of each cottage.

The Dining Experience at ‘The 50-Mile Diet Restaurant

The secret to the delectable cuisine at Spice Village lies in the use of freshly sourced spices. Karimndan pepper and cardamom, renowned for their rich flavors and enticing aroma, are grown in the fertile lands of Periyar. Dining at this in-house restaurant is a wholesome experience that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Moreover, what makes the cuisine truly remarkable is that every ingredient is procured from farmers who are located within a 50-mile radius of the resort.