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Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden Resort & Spa

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Murikkady, Kumily Periyar, Thekkady 685535 India
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Badminton
Game room
Kids stay free
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Adult pool
Yoga room
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Car hire
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Blackout curtains
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Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
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Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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English, Hindi, Tamil
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Linda M wrote a review Jan 2023
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A really lovely and warm place to stay. Staff so kind and helpful, the site itself is beautiful and filled with interesting plants (there is a short guided walking tour of the gardens that's definitely worth doing). Food was delicious! They also have lots of activities on offer and we did the gavi walking tour which was beautiful. Sad we couldn't stay longer.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Madam Namaskar and Season's Greetings! We are glad to receive your motivating comments on your recent stay at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden, Thekkady. It is our constant endeavor at Amritara Hotels & Resorts to provide “Unforgettable Experiences” to our esteemed guests at all times. Your approbation is deeply cherished and we express our gratitude on providing an opportunity to serve you. Amritara team shall await your visit soon! Warm regards, Gireesh Kumar General Manager
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Angel C wrote a review Jan 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here for 2 nights. The resort was peaceful and has beautiful grounds. Staff were friendly, polite and helpful. We booked the Gavi tour prior to our arrival which took care of the transportation, guide and entrance fees. This involved a jeep ride into the forest, breakfast, lunch, guided walk and short boat ride. Facilities were clean and it was well organised. We saw monkeys and birds but no elephants or tigers. We booked through booking.com which included breakfast but not lunch or dinner. Would recommend as a break from heat and humidity whilst on holiday in Kerala.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Madam Namaskar and Season's Greetings! We are glad to receive your motivating comments on your recent stay at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden, Thekkady. It is our constant endeavor at Amritara Hotels & Resorts to provide “Unforgettable Experiences” to our esteemed guests at all times. Your approbation is deeply cherished and we express our gratitude on providing an opportunity to serve you. Amritara team shall await your visit soon! Warm regards, Gireesh Kumar General Manager
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Franck G wrote a review Jan 2023
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Very nice and calm place, we appreciate and recommand it for a very good moment in Kerala. Perfect room. Very good restaurant with a very Nice team. The nature is amazing with à very good trip with éléphant. Thank you at all staff !
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Sir/Ma’am, Namaskar and Season's Greetings! It is heartwarming to hear that you value our efforts put forward in making your stay memorable at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden, Thekkady. At Amritara Hotels & Resorts we foster a culture where all our employees are encouraged to tender a professional, personalized and a superlative guest experience. Our unrelenting hospitable spirit is the inspiration acting as a stimulus to ensure our guests truly resonate with “Experiential Holidays” which is our pursuit and cause of existence. We appreciate your gesture and are geared up to reciprocate it with an unfeigned attitude on your next visit. Warm regards, Gireesh Kumar General Manager
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Marko Djukic wrote a review Jan 2023
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I had the chance to stay at Shalimar 4 days early January. I was looking for a quality place to retreat from all the daily hustle back home and around India. Well, Shalimar exceeded my expectations: lovely staff, unique location out of Kumily, amazing food, perfect amenities, EXCELLENT ayurvedic therapist and once more AMAZING STAFF! thank you for the perfect detox time! See you soon!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Sir Namaskar and Season's Greetings! We are glad to receive your motivating comments on your recent stay at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden, Thekkady. It is our constant endeavor at Amritara Hotels & Resorts to provide “Unforgettable Experiences” to our esteemed guests at all times. Your approbation is deeply cherished and we express our gratitude on providing an opportunity to serve you. Amritara team shall await your visit soon! Warm regards, Gireesh Kumar General Manager
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jrg n wrote a review Jan 2023
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Great hospitality, nice cottages, amazing food, best services, greate garden area - very relaxing place. We stayed 7 nts and enjoyed it very much! We enjoyed the massages as well as the traditional dance entertainment in the evenings for new year eve. If you are looking for a place on Tekkady area, then book Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Sir/Ma’am, Namaskar and Season's Greetings! It is heartwarming to hear that you value our efforts put forward in making your stay memorable at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden, Thekkady. At Amritara Hotels & Resorts we foster a culture where all our employees are encouraged to tender a professional, personalized and a superlative guest experience. Our unrelenting hospitable spirit is the inspiration acting as a stimulus to ensure our guests truly resonate with “Experiential Holidays” which is our pursuit and cause of existence. We appreciate your gesture and are geared up to reciprocate it with an unfeigned attitude on your next visit. Warm regards, Gireesh Kumar General Manager
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Jane doe wrote a review Dec 2022
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Beautiful resort, great stay. Very friendly staff. Would be nice to have spoons next to cups in the bedroom. But otherwise we had a great time! Geese and chickens are wonderful for children to see, restaurant buffet is very tasty and has a lot of variety.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 29 Dec 2022
Dear Sir / Madam Namaskar and Season's Greetings! It is heartwarming to hear that you value our efforts put forward in making your stay memorable at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden, Thekkady. At Amritara Hotels & Resorts we foster a culture where all our employees are encouraged to tender a professional, personalized and a superlative guest experience. Our unrelenting hospitable spirit is the inspiration acting as a stimulus to ensure our guests truly resonate with “Experiential Holidays” which is our pursuit and cause of existence. We appreciate your gesture and are geared up to reciprocate it with an unfeigned attitude on your next visit. Warm regards, Gireesh Kumar General Manager
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Maps12630192552 wrote a review Dec 2022
This resort is beautiful grounds, full of spice plants. The staff is superb. We had every needs taken care of. The cottages are well appointed and comfortable. The day trips offered to the surrounding areas are well worth the trip. I would highly recommend the resort to anyone who wants an authentic experience in Kerala.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 20 Dec 2022
Dear Sir / Madam Namaskar and Season's Greetings! It is heartwarming to hear that you value our efforts put forward in making your stay memorable at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden, Thekkady. At Amritara Hotels & Resorts we foster a culture where all our employees are encouraged to tender a professional, personalized and a superlative guest experience. Our unrelenting hospitable spirit is the inspiration acting as a stimulus to ensure our guests truly resonate with “Experiential Holidays” which is our pursuit and cause of existence. We appreciate your gesture and are geared up to reciprocate it with an unfeigned attitude on your next visit. Warm regards, Gireesh Kumar General Manager
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Explore42358730808 wrote a review Dec 2022
Highly recommend this place! Beautiful resort tucked away in the middle of spice capital of the world. Staff is super friendly and very helpful, they are always there to help you and will go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable, on site traditional Kerala massages are available too. This is the place to cost, If you are looking for real Kerala traditional experience.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 20 Dec 2022
Dear Sir / Madam Namaskar and Season's Greetings! It is heartwarming to hear that you value our efforts put forward in making your stay memorable at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden, Thekkady. At Amritara Hotels & Resorts we foster a culture where all our employees are encouraged to tender a professional, personalized and a superlative guest experience. Our unrelenting hospitable spirit is the inspiration acting as a stimulus to ensure our guests truly resonate with “Experiential Holidays” which is our pursuit and cause of existence. We appreciate your gesture and are geared up to reciprocate it with an unfeigned attitude on your next visit. Warm regards, Gireesh Kumar General Manager
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Ruwani K wrote a review Dec 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka18 contributions19 helpful votes
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It was a wonderful stay.. it’s a bliss of nature and lovely staff. All the staff were very courteous. I liked the atmosphere of the place, you feel like you are drowned in nature, takes you to humble beginnings. Loved the slice plantation walk and enjoyed the Ayurveda massage. They play beautiful music in the restaurant and I got the chance to dress in malayali saree. Loved this place so much!!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 16 Dec 2022
Dear Madam Namaskar and Season's Greetings! It is heartwarming to hear that you value our efforts put forward in making your stay memorable at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden, Thekkady. At Amritara Hotels & Resorts we foster a culture where all our employees are encouraged to tender a professional, personalized and a superlative guest experience. Our unrelenting hospitable spirit is the inspiration acting as a stimulus to ensure our guests truly resonate with “Experiential Holidays” which is our pursuit and cause of existence. We appreciate your gesture and are geared up to reciprocate it with an unfeigned attitude on your next visit. Warm regards, Gireesh Kumar General Manager
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Jonty H wrote a review Dec 2022
This is a real hidden gem. It feels as though you are in your own private home in the jungle and the evening meals are wonderful and authentic Keralan cuisine. We would recommend an Ayurvedic treatment while you are here to completely relax. The accommodation is wonderfully clean and comfortable. It is also easy to join excursions into the beautiful Periyar reserve.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 10 Dec 2022
Dear Sir/Ma’am, Namaskar and Season's Greetings! It is heartwarming to hear that you value our efforts put forward in making your stay memorable at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden, Thekkady. At Amritara Hotels & Resorts we foster a culture where all our employees are encouraged to tender a professional, personalized and a superlative guest experience. Our unrelenting hospitable spirit is the inspiration acting as a stimulus to ensure our guests truly resonate with “Experiential Holidays” which is our pursuit and cause of existence. We appreciate your gesture and are geared up to reciprocate it with an unfeigned attitude on your next visit. Warm regards, Gireesh Kumar General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$88 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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shalimar spice garden hotel kumily, shalimar spice garden thekkady
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaIdukki DistrictThekkady
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Yodha Cultural Village Thekkady (3.7 km), Abraham's Spice Garden (1.7 km), and Green Park Spices Thekkady (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bar-B-Que, Grandma's Cafe, and Coffee Garden.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden Resort & Spa?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden Resort & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shiny Tours & Travals (4.2 km).
Does Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.