Spice Village

Spice Village is the essence of a mountain tribal village, re-imagined for the modern independent traveller. A tribute to ancient ways of life. And to one man’s patience and passion.

Curling around a misty ridge 2,000ft high in the Periyar vastness, we found a ranger’s home,  with fruit trees, rare herbs and a profusion of flowering plants. And here, we set out to build a resort. A village, produced whole, using mountain spirit and tribal wisdoms as building material. 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.


The gardens in Spice Village are a treat for nature lovers. The 14-acre organic property has over 140 varieties of trees and from April to June, the property will bloom with the best of fruit trees. For trees such as Ven Teak, Indian Almond, Black Plum, Teak, India Olive, Jackfruit, which have inconspicuous flowers, nature gives a helping hand by producing flowers in bunches so that they will attract birds and squirrels, which aid in seed or fruit dispersal.

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