Neeleshwar HermitageIndia/Neeleshwar+Hermitage
 

Set in a secluded palm grove beside the Arabian Sea in Northern Kerala, Neeleshwar Hermitage breathes tranquillity. Built according to Kerala Vatsu’s traditional architectural principles, the cottages are a mix of wood and thatch architecture with contemporary touches. The resort features 2 restaurants, a large swimming pool facing the sea, a spa/yoga centre, and an unspoilt white sand beach.

Rates from 12,000INR/night for 2 persons

 

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“I believe that India has the oldest and most gracious system of refined hospitality, and with my team, we are keen to bring this to the attention of all beyond our shores." After the creation of Neeleshwar Hermitage on a glorious beach in Malabar - the unexplored beauty of northern Kerala - and the addition of a rice barge on the backwaters, connected to the Hermitage  and giving guests the opportunity to visit some of the least visited temples and villages in Kerala, the property has won twice the award by CNBC TRAVEL for Best Resort for health and rejuvenation. Altaf recently restored and upgraded his father's houseboat in Kashmiri’s Dal lake and launched the only Eco Luxury houseboat and only Secret Retreats in Kashmir.”


As many parts of the world prepare to reawaken to a more conscious attitude to travel, India is in a prime position to focus on its strength as a leading destination for wellness tourism among some of the greatest scenery and cultural heritage in the world. After more than 22 years of traveling across Europe and the US. Altaf’s and his brother Bilal’s extensive experience has given them a clear understanding of how to interpret and exceed the expectations and desires of their many varied global travelling clients and guests. The brothers’ vision remains unchanged, to deliver exceptional and authentic experiences of India couched in professional and warm hospitality, whether in the mountains of Kashmir or the shores of the Arabian Sea, and all the while supporting the local communities that house their hospitality experiences both sustainably and responsibly. All their environmentally sensitive retreats are places to take a break, slow down, recharge, discover and enjoy some distance from a busy life among beautiful natural scenery in exotic locations.

From Kashmir to Kerala, when Altaf came across Nileshwar Village, it was love at first sight and he knew they could create a wonderful property that would share a beautiful part of India with guests and at the same time celebrate the local heritage both sincerely and sustainably. The Hermitage was set on a coconut grove on the north Kerala coast facing the Arabian Sea and was the perfect location to set the brothers’ Ayurvedic retreat. The location answered the need for space to explore the local architectural and design principles of Kerala Vastu that promote sustainability as well as providing guests with beautiful, serene spaces to explore or start their wellness journeys, or to simply relax and unwind.

Rooms

 

Private Plunge Pool Cottage

  • Private Plunge Pool Cottage
  • Private Plunge Pool Cottage
  • Private Plunge Pool Cottage
Private Plunge Pool Cottage
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This spacious and airy premium cottage comes up with a private plunge pool and sunken bathtub in the cottage with wood floors and a porch facing the sea 100 metres away.
Room Facilities : air conditioning, safe box, free Wifi / cable, bathrobe, hair-dryer.
Others : iPod and iPod dock.

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Deluxe Sea View

  • Deluxe Sea View
  • Deluxe Sea View
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Deluxe Sea View
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This spacious, airy premium room (6.1 m x 5.3 m) has wood floors, a porch facing the sea 100 metres away, and an open-air shower.
Room Facilities : air conditioning, safe box, free Wifi / cable, bathrobe, hair-dryer.
Others : iPod and iPod dock.

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Deluxe Garden View

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Deluxe Garden View
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These rooms are the same size and design as the sea rooms. They face the garden and have partial sea views. The attached bathroom features an open-air shower. As 2 cottages under one roof, they are popular with families.
Room Facilities : air conditioning, safe box, free Wifi / cable, bathrobe, hair-dryer.
Others : iPod and iPod dock.

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Deluxe Pool View

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  • Deluxe Pool View
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Deluxe Pool View
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These rooms are the same size and design as the sea and garden view rooms. Facing the pool, they have partial sea views and a shared porch.
Room Facilities : air conditioning, safe box, free Wifi / cable, bathrobe, hair-dryer.
Others : iPod and iPod dock.

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Lotus Houseboat

  • Lotus Houseboat
  • Lotus Houseboat
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  • Lotus Houseboat
  • Lotus Houseboat
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Lotus Houseboat
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The Lotus houseboat is the only super luxury houseboat located in northern Kerala's unspoiled backwaters. A mix of tradition and style, the rooms are similar to the ones at The Hermitage. They are light and airy with huge windows offering backwater views of local life and people fishing in small canoes. The rooms have wood floors, and a spacious bathroom featuring both a shower.

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Facilities & Highlights


 
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  • Neeleshwar Hermitage highlight

  • Infinity pool 20 x 8 m
  • The Annapurna restaurant, dedicated to the Goddess of Nourishment, specialises in authentic, predominantly vegetarian food, honed by ayurvedic teaching on the importance of attending to the appearance, balance, flavour, enjoyment and nutritional effects of any dish. Meenakshi, the beachside restaurant, serves superb fresh fish caught by the local long boats, healthy lunchtime salads and delicious light meals.
  • Genuine Ayurvedic treatments are practised in the traditional way, in collaboration with the Sahayadri Foundation, one of the few 100% organic herbal medicine manufacturers in India. All the preparations used are completely natural and organically produced, and are sourced in a way that does not impact negatively on the environment. Disadvantaged tribal groups in the Sahayadri mountains in Kerala are producing for Neeleshwar Hermitage guaranteeing them stable employment, fair wages and social improvements. 20 Ayurvedic treatments on the menu, both general and localised.
  • Early morning by the beach is the best place to see them. Kites, Brahminy, Grey-headed Eagles, Fishing Eagles, White-bellied Sea Eagles nesting just north of our lagoon (one of only 38 pairs known in Kerala), Black, long-necked Little Cormorants, Little Eagrets, golden Bee Eaters, Sandpipers, Green and Red Shanks, White-breasted Kingfishers with long beak, are often seen. In the gardens: purple-rumped Sunbirds, Pond Heron and Flameback Woodpeckers can be seen climbing the trees in the early evening, usually in pairs. Malabar is very rich in bird life, having over 340 species.
 

Useful Information


GENERAL
Total number of rooms: 18
Annual closing:
open all year

Time zone: (GMT+05:30) New Delhi
Currency accepted: INR
Electricity voltage: 230V
Electricity plug type:    
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Airport: Name & Code Mangalore - IXE - 95 km
Railway Station: Name & Code Calicut - CCJ - 186 km

CONTACT
Neeleshwar Hermitage, Ozhinhavalappu, Padanakkad, Neeleshwaram, 671314 Kasaragod-Dist., India
Kerala
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We Care

 

Neeleshwar Hermitage offers a peaceful and serene escape while emphasising activities that are both sustainable and local. As ambassadors of the local land, the resort provides bikes on a complimentary basis, along with maps that highlight nearby temples and the estuary, cultivating environmentally conscious sightseeing. The resort also encourages guests to immerse themselves in the surrounding natural beauty of the area with an eco-walk in the paddy fields or a relaxing hike in the Ranipuran Western Ghats. In addition, Neeleshwar Hermitage joins in preservation efforts at the local turtle hatchery, home and shelter to many rare and beautiful turtles, which guests can reach via the beach.

Neeleshwar Hermitage also serves as an ideal gateway for exploration of a village just beyond its gates where guests can immerse themselves in the daily life of friendly locals. Members of staff often invite guests to their homes for tea and traditional refreshments, sharing in a mutually memorable exchange and offering the opportunity to experience authentic local culture. Guests can return home with a thoughtful token of their experience with a piece of local and sustainable clothing created by Neeleshwar Hermitage's in-house tailor.


“Facing the sea, this eco-friendly detox spa/yoga/ayurvedic centre has 16 bungalows also has a 2 cabin rice barge (Lotus Houseboat) for taking backwater cruises.”

Kim, the discoverer.

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