Set in the heart of the Cardamom hills of Kerala, Spice Village is an unprecedented tourist destination, offering a rare opportunity to enjoy South India's wildlife & Beauty. The Village lies just outside Periyar tiger reserve, and a stay here is the perfect way to appreciate and respect the environment. Recreating the mood
of local tribal community, the resort architects have designed individual cottages amongst a landscaped spice garden. Each dwelling is thatched with elephant grass & offers simple luxury & privacy.
¤ Spice Village is in Kumily, a small settlement 3 kms from Thekkady, the main entrance to the Periyar Tiger Reserve. ¤ Adjacent to the Peryar Wildlife Sanctuary. ¤ 190 kms from Cochin. ¤ 130 kms from Madurai Airport. ¤ 100 kms from Munnar. ¤ 170 kms from Kumarakom Backwaters. ¤ 265 kms from Kovalam Beach.
Offering accommodation in total 52 huts including 5 suites.
Indian and international (buffet)
Recreation and Leisure
There are several ways to explore the Periyar Tiger Reserve. The most popular is by boat, which allows visitors to watch animals drinking at the lakeside. Two hour allows visitors to watch animals drinking at the lakeside.
Two hour trips are booked at Spice Village, and the best chance of sighting animals is in the early morning or at dusk. It's an eery sensation passing by the forest branches which poke out from the water, stretching through the mist like dead men's fingers.
Many animals come to the water's edge and it is one of the few places in the world where elephants can be observed at close quarters from the safety of a boat.
It can be arranges for you to venture deep into the tropical forests. Accompanied by a tribal guide, you will be dropped off by boat at the far end of the lake, from where you proceed on foot, quickly leaving behind the crowds. It is only safe to travel at certain times of the day, but your guide will know more about the jungle than the wild animals which roam the savannah grasslands and woods.
Visit to Spice Plantations:
The Lodge Manager can arrange a visit to near by plantations of Cardamom, Coffee and various other spices.
Ayurveda, the Science of life, is almost as old as the Indian civilization. It's holistic approach, the efficacy of its therapies and the absence of distressing side effects are some of its more salient features. Throughout the world there is a rising awareness of the benefits of natural health systems. Health in the ayurvedic view represents the Harmony of body, mind and soul.
It's pharmacopeia is nature herself and its diagnostic and curative tools have been derived from the invaluable legacy of insights, experience and knowledge bequeathed to posterity by its great masters. It is based on natural principles that inform and animate human life.
The Coconut Lagoon offers the following therapies at it's Ayurvedic Center under the guidance of an expert vaidyan (Physician) whom you may consult for a fuller understanding of symptoms and appropriate treatment. It is well equipped with a dispensary and qualified resident staff.
A mental relaxant consisting of herbal oils and medicated butter milk poured on the forehead and sometimes on the body as well. Good for insomnia, mental tension and certain skin problems. Proposed Period: 7 to 21 days or according to condition.
A treatment that anoints the head with special herbal oils. Good for headaches and Vatha originated ailments. Proposed period: 7 days or according to condition.
A special kind of massage with herbal oils. Good for rheumatic ailments and nervous disorders. Proposed period: 7 to 14 days or according to condition.
A treatment that induces perspiration through the external application of medicated rice concoctions. Good for joint pains, arthritic conditions and certain skin diseases. Proposed period: 14 days or according to condition.
A massage with herbal powders. Good for obesity, paralysis and certain rheumatic disorders. Proposed period: 14 to 28 days or according to condition.
Massage - General:
The body is massaged with herbal oils and powders. Tones improves circulation and restores energy and vigour.
Medicated Steam Bath:
The body is exposed to the rejuvenating vapours of special leaves and herbs that are boiled. Eliminates toxins, reduces fat tissue and good for certain skin disorders.
A variety of herbal preparations are used to cleanse the nasal passage.