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Hotel Review: Spice Village Hotel in Thekkady, Kerala

Spice Village Hotel Review

Heavy traffic, honking car horns, barking dogs, laughing teenagers—these are just a few of the things we see or hear every day when going to out to work, to school, or even to the malls. The cities have a lot to offer us, and, although most of the time the advancements found in the cities bring us convenience, sometimes we get tired of life on the city. Sometimes we get tired of all the stress, the smoke, and the fast-paced life. Sometimes we just want to take a break from the city, settle down, chill, and slow down.

Spice Village Resort Thekkady
Spice Village Hotel in Thekkady

This is one of the few reasons why I love Kerala in India. In Kerala, there’s still places left that can actually bring you closer to nature, and closer to that slow-paced, less stressful day we all want to experience once in a while—and one of those places is Spice Village Hotel in Thekkady, Kerala, India (hotel info).

Native Huts at the Spice Village
Native Huts at the Spice Village in Kerala

Spice Village Hotel (check availability) is situated 2,000 feet high in the mountains, and is situated 2,000 feet high away from the cities.

Spice Village Resort Pool
Spice Village Resort Pool

It’s almost dark when we arrived at the Spice Village Hotel from a 4 hour road trip from Alappuzha. Upon entering the resort we were greeted by the friendly crew with their unique reception area—instead of fancy lights and classy façade, the reception area in Spice Village Resort is simple, clean and homey. What’s better than being greeted warmly with a nice, fresh, cup of Kerala herbal tea with a hint of cardamom?

My Bedroom for one night
My Bedroom for one night

Here, one will be able to experience life without the waves of modernity—without traffic, stress, or whatnot. In some places in Thekkady, people still use Bullock-pulled carts, which is why the air here is free of pollution, and the roads free of angry drivers too :). These carts are also used by tourists to tour around the vicinity.

Breakfast at Spice Village Resort
Breakfast at Spice Village Hotel

My room in the resort do not have air conditioning, since the climate here in the mountains is fine all day. The rooms, however, still offer its guests a priceless surroundings, a comfortable bed, and a hot shower—but don’t expect a party crowd here.

Clean Bathroom
Clean Bathroom

If you are not an online publisher like me who keeps on updating my blog and social media accounts all the time, just keep your gadgets in your bags and walk around the gardens of Spice Village Hotel (book online). If you walk a little further you will be able to see one of Kerala’s largest pepper plantation—and you will be able to see firsthand how one of the most important spices in the world is harvested by the locals.

Coffee and Tea Bar
Coffee and Tea Bar

There are a variety of things to do just by walking around. You may play tennis, attend yoga sessions, relax in the Ayurvedic center, or you can go fishing. If you’re lucky enough, go bring home your catch, and the chefs would be more than happy to cook it for you. If you wait ‘til evening, the restaurant also offers interactive cooking demonstrations, where you may even learn how to cook Indian cuisine yourself!

Buffet Breakfast
Buffet Breakfast

Hopefully, when you leave Spice Village, you will be able to realize that life is already perfect even without all these gadgets and gizmos. Sometimes all we need is to chill, and breathe in the spice-scented air of Thekkady.

Spice Village Hotel Thekkady (online reservation)
Address: Kumily Road, Thekkady, Tamil Nadu, India
Phone:+91 4862 322 314

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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