Spice Village

The Elevated Life Spice Village is the essence of a mountain tribal village, re-imagined for the modern independent traveller. A tribute to ancient ways of life. And to one man's patience and passion.

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 wisdoms as building

 
 


Accomodation

52 individual, tribal-styled thatch-roof cottages with verandahs (with, we hasten to add, modern plumbing, solar-powered hot water and contemporary furnishings). You can choose from:

1) Standard Villas: 5 Nos.
2) Deluxe Villas: 47 Nos.


The Spice Village Resort, Thekkady – Periyar, Kerala has a swimming pool, games facilities and an excellent restaurant. Ayurvedic treatment is also available on site.

Each cottage is luxuriously furnished and spotlessly clean, with attached baths. The activities include visit to the game reserve treks in the nearby spice & tea plantations, forest treks etc.

 

Facilities

The Village offers many other facilities, including a conference hall and games room, complete with table tennis, caroms and chess boards, and a floodlit outdoor badminton court. The highlight, though, is the garden itself, bursting with a rich array of spice trees. Each plant is carefully marked and there is a botanist at hand to answer any question. The design of each cottage was inspired by the native tribesmen of periyar, the Oorali and Mannan, who lived in similar dwellings. Infact, one of the cottages currently being used as an office, is an orginal tribal hut wihch has been modified.