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Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Murikkady | Periyar, Thekkady 685535, India
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Probably the best resort we visited during our tour of Kerela. Tucked away it is a real charm. Our room was large and comfortable, we made use of the communal pool, hammocks and "red room". The service was fantastic as it was almost everywhere we visited and the food was some of the best we had in our entire trip,... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh More

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

me and my husband visited thekkady in august 1st week, we both have a very hectic life schedule so we really wanted a good break and one of my cousin recommended this hotel to me. I can say it was worth spending my precious holidays there. we just loved the location, scenic beauty, colorful flora and fauna, decor, courteous staff... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh More

Kochi (Cochin), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a welcome relief after the dusty pollution of Kumily, which was very disappointing. The spice garden is a great retreat for families in search of nature,the planting is lush and little sculptures everywhere make beautiful details at different eye levels. The beds were really comfortable and the staff efficient and friendly, we liked this spot alot.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh More

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My second trip to this property and even more fond memories. Off the beaten track, in the middle of woods its like living in a tropical forest. With the option of visitng the Thekkady games reserve, spice gardens or walks for those who feel they should do something. The silence is deafening; the sorroundings exquisite and totally dark at night;... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh Resort Manager More

Saharanpur, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an excellent forest resort, great service, excellent food. It is perfect place to relax & enjoy a vacation. Also enjoyed Bamboo boat rafting, visit to forests & spice gardens. Would like to visit here again & again.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh Resort Manager More

Norman, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The title says it all .. we were there in what's supposed to be an " off season". however, we had a great chilled timed. the staff were super friendly. both breakfast and dinner was good. the mixture of the rains and tropical forest sounds and the best i combination i could ask for. this place is piece of heaven

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh Resort Manager More

Kollam, Kerala, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just came back from our visit to Shalimar, and it was just an awesome experience, very very close to nature and the property is designed in such a way that you feel like you are in a forest, great thought has been put into every small details in the resort. Its always cool and we where in the off season,... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh Resort Manager More

Gurgaon, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our first thought's were WOW, located approx 5 Kms from the Periyar national reserve this is an extremely exclusive property. As soon as you cross the bridge, you notice the duck pond which is so full of life. We were upgraded to their elegant cottages. Extremely well done cottages and the whole resort is done with refined taste. They even... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh Resort Manager More

Madurai, India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Nice location. it was very pleasant stay in above hotel. the entire staff was very co-operative and helpful. the service was excellent at the restaurant. the ambiance in the hotel was also very nice. the location of hotel is just in front of spices

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh Resort Manager More

New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very beautiful resort and done up very well. The staff was very friendly. The food was also very tasty especially the breakfast. Clean rooms and bathrooms. Though no TV in the room but a separate common TV room is there.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh Resort Manager More

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Address: Murikkady | Periyar, Thekkady 685535, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Shalimar Spice Garden Hotel Kumily
Shalimar Spice Garden Thekkady
Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway Thekkady, Kerala

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The bridge to Shalimar, over a mountain stream meandering through the resort, transcends you to another world, seemingly untouched by man. Shalimar Spice Garden is a celebration of scents and colours. Pepper vines snake through your room balconies, butterflies dance to the sound of silence and orchids smile into your windows every morning. This Sublime Journey through waterfalls, tea estates, spice & vegetable plantations, and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary only enhances the invitation to live the Shalimar experience. ... more   less 
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