Shalimar Spice Garden is a Plantation Retreat located at Murikkady at 6 kms from Kumily (Thekkady) (Kerala, India) on the fringes of the world- famous Periyar Tiger Reserve.
Accommodation at Shalimar comprise independent cottages and Kerala Cottages with sitout and attached bath. All cottages are tiled internally and have thatched roof surrounded by thick plantation.
Famous Periyar lake can be easily accessed from Shalimar (10 kms). Best season to Visit are October to Mid-June. At an altitude of 800 meters above sea level, the climate here is both temperate and salubrious.
Shalimar is easily accessible from Trivandrum/ Kovalam (255 kms- 6 hours), Cochin (185 kms- 4 1/2 hrs) and Madurai (140 kms kms- 3 hrs). The nearest railway station is Kottayam (100 kms- 3 1/2 hrs).