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    Trek, Swim, Spa, Eat, Repeat At This Village-Themed Luxury Resort In Thekkady

    Aakanksha posted on 27 September

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    For when you want to get the real feel of the tribes of Thekkady, but don’t want to rough it out, Spice Village, a luxury resort modelled on a typical village will bridge the gap. So, who’s in?

    Village Life

    Located right at the mouth of the Periyar Tiger Reserve, Spice Village is just about three kilometres from Thekkady town, and is perfect be off-grid but also have the option to stay connected {as if!}. With mud walls and thatched roofs, the cottages {52 of them} here are rather luxurious, and look like they’re straight out of Downton Abbey. Yup! Classic, four-poster beds, antique furniture {this means arm chairs to fall asleep on!} and cupboards that I’d really love to hide in my suitcase and bring home. Alas! They’re too large and heavy, and I suspect they’d notice if I ran off with them!

    All cottages are one floor, so walk out of your room to a sit out area to enjoy the rain or hide from the sun {the thatched roof keeps it cool, you see}. The lush lawns across the property are also quite inviting, to just lie on, maybe with book in hand. Or just meander around and take photos with spice trees and plants. It is after all called Spice Village.

    Make It A Spa-Cation

    When in Kerala, one must always hit up the spas, right? And this traditional Ayurvedic set up is just the thing if you’re got knots and pains from working to hard in the city. I usually leave one whole day {or two} to just indulge in therapies, and hit up the swimming pool. What a life it is to just bask in the balmy sunshine, or even the oddly healing humidity in this area. Being quite adventurous, I’d had my share of trekking through the forests, and exploring the rubber plantations, tropical jungles and spice gardens. Oh! Plus a lovely water safari, where you bob down the river on a wooden raft. I only saw elephants, but maybe you’re be luckier than I.

    Take It Easy

    Since there’s not much to do apart from relax, the resort will fix you up with interesting activites if you like. From pepper vine tours and paper making classes to a classical dance performance and wildlife slide show, there is much to keep you entertained in this tropical zone. Can’t do without your sports and workouts? Don’t sweat {geddit?}! Burn your calories at the badminton or tennis courts, and then have a game of basket ball with other guests if you like. If it’s us, then GAME ON!

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    536, Kumily Thekkady Road, Thekkady, Kerala

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