Spice Village


  • Plenty of things to do
  • Good location
  • Chlorine-free pool
  • Fantastic collection of animal masks


  • Easy to get lost in this large resort, and cottages perhaps too close to each other in some parts

Published 04/07/2016

Fodor's Review

One of Thekkady's finest resorts, with top-notch service, Spice Village is also eco-friendly, running partially on solar energy and recycling all its waste within the premises. You are staying in the center of the small town of Kumily town, just outside the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. So attractive is the spirit of the village that some wildlife have made the hotel their home—don't be surprised to bump into a shy, black-faced langur feasting on mangoes, or a richly colored Malabar giant squirrel. Spice Village's well-maintained thatch-roof cottages are built into a hillside. Lush plantings, including a spice garden, add fragrance and privacy. Interiors have knotty pine furniture and trim, white walls; red-tile floors; and hand-loomed upholstery and bedspreads. The 50 Mile Diet restaurant serves Indian and Continental dishes using only produce grown within 50 miles). Jungle treks, paper-making lessons, and Indian cooking classes are among the activities available.

Hotel Information


Kumily Rd., Kumily, Kerala, 685536, India

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486-922–2314; 486-922–2315

Website: www.cghearth.com

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 52 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 04/07/2016


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