How to reach
Shalimar Spice Garden is located in a village called Murikkady, 6 kms from Thekkady on the fringes of the world- famous Periyar Tiger Reserve.
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). The journey by road itself is an experience, passing through bustling towns in the plains, rubber plantations on the foothills and undulating tea gardens on the mountains.