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With a mountain stream meandering through the property, Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden is located amid the cool mountains of Thekkady. Surrounded by green spice plantations, it houses an outdoor pool and 2 dining options. Located at the edge of Periyar Tiger Reserve, the property is 2.5 mi from Kumily Town and about 2.9 mi from the KSRTC Bus Depot. Offering a blend of European and Indian décor, Shalimar’s rooms and cottages feature a terrace with garden views. Tea/coffee making facilities and a mini-bar are included. Private bathrooms come with shower facilities and a hairdryer. Featuring local antique wooden furniture, Falling Leaves serves a variety of Indian and European dishes. In-room dining is possible. The Red Lounge features drinks in a relaxing environment lit and warmed by a crackling fireplace. Guests can go for an Ayurvedic massage, or head to the library for a quiet read. The tour desk can arrange for activities such as trekking, rafting or tribal village visits. The 24-hour front desk can assist with laundry and currency exchange services.