Near the main entrance to the Periyar Tiger Reserve lies the Spice Village, a small settlement three kilometers from Thekkady. The design of each cottage is inspired from the native tribesmen of Periyar, the Oorali and Mannan, who lived in similar dwellings. (In fact, one of the cottages currently being used as an office, is a tribal hut originally, but has been modified). A number of creature comforts have been added to make your stay a luxurious one. The bathrooms are reassuringly modern. Running hot water comes from solar panels, and in most rooms, one can soak away the rigours of a jungle trek in a luxurious bathtub. Spice village has very comprehensive ayurvedic facilities, and it’s a site of popular Ayurvedic packages.
Spice Village, Periyar
Kumily Road, Thekkady 685536, India