Overview of Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden

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4.7/5 Exceptional
32 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Spa


What's nearby

Popular LocationMudra Cultural Centre9 min drive
Popular LocationKadathanadan Kalari Centre10 min drive
Popular LocationElephant Junction17 min drive

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About this area


Located in Pirmed, Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden is in the suburbs. Mudra Cultural Centre and Kadathanadan Kalari Centre are cultural highlights, or if an activity is on the agenda, visit Thekkady Boat Landing.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mudra Cultural Centre - 9 min drive
  • Kadathanadan Kalari Centre - 10 min drive
  • Elephant Junction - 17 min drive
  • Thekkady Boat Landing - 22 min drive
  • Montfort School - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • Cochin (COK-Cochin Intl.) - 128 min drive

About this property

Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden

Suburban hotel with restaurant and spa services
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, massage/treatment rooms and a seasonal outdoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are on-site. All 20 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, room service (during limited hours) and coffee/tea makers. Free bottled water, safes and showers are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden offers 20 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request
Local area shuttle (surcharge)
24-hour train station pick-up shuttle (surcharge)
Train station shuttle on request
Bus station shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:30 AM: INR 400 for adults and INR 250 for children
1 restaurant
Room service available

Things to do

Seasonal outdoor pool
Spa services

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Seasonal outdoor pool


Free newspapers in reception
Front-desk safe
Reception hall

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken





2 treatment rooms
Ayurvedic treatments
Couples treatment room(s)
Massage/treatment rooms


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Fireplace in reception
Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Free toiletries
Hairdryer (on request)

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Free bottled water





Check-in between noon and midnight


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
24-hour train station shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements
To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; guests who are foreign nationals must present a valid passport and visa.


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for INR 2000.0 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property


Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 1500
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: INR 1000 (from 6 to 12 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: INR 400 for adults and INR 250 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: INR 5500 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: INR 2000.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Please note: To comply with local law, no alcohol will be served in this property on the first day of every month.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The seasonal pool will be open from February to October
Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Shalimar Spice Garden Hotel Thekkady
Shalimar Spice Garden Hotel
Shalimar Spice Garden Thekkady
Shalimar Spice Garden Amritara Private Hideaway Hotel Thekkady
Shalimar Spice Garden Hotel Kumily
Shalimar Spice Garden Amritara Private Hideaway Hotel
Shalimar Spice Garden Amritara Private Hideaway Thekkady
Shalimar Spice Garden Amritara Private Hideaway
Amritara Shalimar Spice Pirmed
Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway Thekkady
Shalimar Spice Garn Thekkady
Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden Hotel
Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden Pirmed
Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden Hotel Pirmed

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden and receive a full refund?
Yes, Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does this hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in is from noon to midnight.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of INR 5500 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden located?
Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Mudra Cultural Centre, Kadathanadan Kalari Centre and Thekkady Boat Landing. Marian Retreat Center is 9.5 mi (15.2 km) away.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Our stay at Shalimar Spice Garden was the highlight of our time in South India--we only wish we had booked more than just two nights! The setting is idyllic, the staff is lovely, the food is delicious, and overall it is an island of beauty and serenity. We cannot recommend it highly enough!

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

    We had a wonderful time at Shalimar Spice Garden! The staff is incredibly friendly with great service and a personalized tour of the gardens. It felt like a secret private hideaway. I highly recommend!

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Wonderful oasis.

    Absolutely lovely secluded venue with individual private bungalows. Very attentive staff, excellent food and adequate swimming pool and spa facilities. Would highly recommend for a stay in Thekkady.

    Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2018

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort


    Excellent. wonderful location. The Nature walk around the property is a must! Friendly staff. Very pretty hotel and good service. The 'Tiger Reserve' was a bit of a disappointment but still a nice visit but what really makes this place is the lovely town of Kumily and the Spice gardens all around. Wonderful. Really enjoyed our stay.

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort


    Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2017