Shalimar Spice Garden is accessed by a series of steps leading to the wooden walkway which brings you to the hotel. It comprises 22 spacious, elegant rooms, cottages and villas. There are eleven elegant cottages and two pool villas which are great for families and group of friends. The cottages come in clusters of 3 or 4 and are surrounded by lush foliage of coffee, cardamom and other spice plants. The rooms are very spacious and are designed so that one could have relaxing vacations with their loved ones. All the rooms are located in secluded spots and equipped with en suite bathrooms, a small garden and a hammock outside. The air-conditioned rooms have all basic amenities like flat screen television, tea/coffee maker, electric kettle, IDD telephone, minibar, electronic safe, and Wi-Fi.
With its natural environment and ambience, Shalimar Spice Garden is the perfect place to be, for you to get closer to nature. Activities in the local area include excursions to the nearby Periyar National Park which is home to tigers, Indian elephants, gaur, Bison, sambar (horse deer), barking deer, mouse deer, Dholes (Indian wild dogs), mongoose, foxes and leopards. There is also trekking and walking with a guide in the surrounding spice plantations, visits to a tea factory and tribal villages, bamboo rafting and night walks. You can take a visit to the excellent Ayurveda and Yoga center for relaxing massage, or relax by the swimming pool. There is even a library with a fireplace where one can curl up with a book during the chilly evenings. The in-house restaurant provides a cosy atmosphere with delicious Indian and international dishes.