Spice Village Resort, Thekkady, Kerala

The Resort

About Spice Village

Spice Village Arial View The Spice Village Resort is set literally in the midst of a plantation, along the periphery of the Periyar National Park in Thekkady, about 200 km from Cochin. The Ayurveda resort of the Spice Village like its name suggests is surrounded by the aroma of spices grown in Kerala. The laid-back and homely setting is truly nature-blessed. Set at an elevation of 3000 feet above sea level, amid 15 acres of spice plantations, the location enjoys pleasant weather all year round. Set on eco-friendly measures, the resort has won several awards, including national eco-friendly and heritage awards and state pollution control awards. Away from the hustle-bustle of cities, the location is picturesque and blissful pampering guests with nature’s blessings.

Accommodation and Food

Spice Village Accommodation Surrounded by 8 acres of forest and 15 acres of spice plantation, the Spice Village Resort has 52 cottages. The architecture is inspired by the jungle dwellings of the area, and care has been taken to use the same materials in construction. Deliberately, there is no air-conditioning, no television and no piped music. Cottages have simple pine furniture and plain terracotta flooring, in keeping with the environment. Most cottages have private sit-outs, and some even have small private gardens, complete with private park benches.

The Resort has two restaurants, the main restaurant, which has a large verandah, and also arrangements for al-fresco dining, featuring sumptuous buffet options, that celebrate the best and most varied traditions of Kerala cuisine and then there is the Tiffin Room, which serves light snacks throughout the day. The Tiffin Room, is furnished with rosewood chairs and tables that are actually restored antiques. There is also a well-stocked bar, where rare hunting photographs jostle for space with conservation documents and pictures of royalty.

Other activities and facilities

Spice Village Activities In addition to a fully equipped Ayurveda center, facilities at the Spice Village include an outdoor Swimming pool, a Billiards table, Tennis and Badminton courts .The Resort can also arrange guided walks to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, as well as escorted trips to the nearby Spice plantations. From the Spice Village, it is also possible to visit a tribal village, for a first-hand experience of a way of life that's fast vanishing from the modern world. Depending on the season, other adventures activities like fishing and river rafting too are possible from the Spice Village. In addition, there are regular cooking demonstrations, where guests are invited to participate and try their hands at local cooking as well.

Spa and Ayurveda

The fully equipped Ayurveda Center at the Spice Village is headed by a fully-qualified and thoroughly experienced team of doctors. Treatments are advised after detailed consultation, decides on diets and treatments for guests. They believe that an air of mental peace and inner harmony is a necessary part of the therapeutic process, hence, the massage and therapy rooms overlook a lush, yet secluded garden, fostering calm and filling the room with aromatic scents. The Ayurveda center offers many treatments, for both health and beauty, including massages, and shirodhara (where oil is dripped onto the ‘'third eye'' or forehead).

Packages available

Rejuvenation Therapy : This is the classic all-round Ayurvedic booster, and it's been gaining worldwide fame in recent years. Rejuvenation Therapy works to remove decades of toxic effects on the body, and has a powerful restorative effect on every area of the metabolism, bones and nervous system.

Packages Rates
Valid from 01 Oct’2023 till 30 Apr’2024 --
  Twin Sharing (per person) Single Occupancy -- --
07 nights Rejuvenation Therapy USD 1427 USD 2177 -- --
14 nights Rejuvenation Therapy USD 2711 USD 4135 -- --
21 nights Rejuvenation Therapy USD 3863 USD 5892 -- --

** Small supplements may apply for stay between 20th December and 05th January.

Standard inclusions for all packages
  • Accommodation in “Spice Garden Cottage” on twin sharing/single occupancy basis.
  • All meals (Breakfast. Lunch, Dinner) including Ayurveda diets.
  • Round trip transfers from Cochin airport.
Treatments / Therapies included:
Treatments Duration Number of sessions
7 Nights 14 Nights 21 Nights
Uzhichil With Swedanam 1 Hour 15 Minutes 1 1 1
Rasayana Uzhichil 1 Hour 45 Minutes 3 5 7
Ellakithirummu 2 Hours 2 3 5
Sirodhara 1 Hour 1 3 5
Kizhi 1 Hour 3 3 5
Njavarakizhi 1 Hour 2 3 5
Pizhichil 1 Hour 15 Minutes 2 2 3
Udwarthanam 1 Hour -- 2 3
Muttakizhi 1 Hour -- 3 5
Mukhakanthi Lepam 1 Hour 15 Minutes -- 2 1
Mukha Lepam 45 Minutes -- -- 1

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