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Set amidst spice plantations, Thekkady – Periyar is more known for its Periyar Wildlife Reserve. Spice Village,Thekkady – Periyar, Kerala is just a stone's throw away from the game reserve and comprises of individual cottages set amidst a landscaped spice garden. Spice Village , thekkady,Kerala belongs to the famous CGH Earth Group.Imagine a resort where less is really more. No air-conditioning or television or nightclubs. Just a mirror, held up to an age old culture and a living harmony. This is the tribal village, reborn for the modern traveller. Curling around a misty ridge 2,000 ft high in the Periyar fastness, there is an arborarium, one man's personal forest, with fruit trees, rare herbs and a profusion of flowering plants.
And here is the SPICE VILLAGE RESORT. A timeless experience in ecological living, recreated for the modern traveler. A village, produced whole, using mountain spirit and tribal wisdom as building material. Your cottage is brick and log, the roof thatched with the same elephant grass used in tribal huts, woven in the same traditional techniques. Of course, the comforts of a modern hotel exist, but they never intrude. Modern plumbing, comfortable beds and hot showers find their place, but in a setting stripped down to its natural essence. Hewn stone replaces shag carpets. Birdsong takes the place of television. Air-conditioning? Unnecessary anyway in the fine mountain climate, and what would it do but mask the heady scents of spice forests? At Spice Village,Thekkady – Periyar, Kerala its easy to think that you're in the middle of wild nature.
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.
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.
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