Neeleshwar Hermitage

Kerala India


  • Set on a beautiful palm-fringed beach
  • Try therapeutic Ayurveda treatments at the spa
  • Relax in the bird and butterfly-filled gardens
  • Dine on fresh fish by the beach
  • Explore the area by bike

Open:  The Hermitage is open from 1st August to 31st May.

Location:  Neeleshwar Hermitage is set in 12 acres of grounds located on the coast in Northern Kerala, overlooking 23 miles of deserted beach. It is about 2 hours from Mangalore airport and 4 or 5 hours from Calicut airport.  

Rooms:  There are 18 air conditioned detached cottages with either garden or sea views. They are spaced well apart to ensure privacy. They are spacious, light airy and have locally handmade furniture and art works. They are built from local materials in a traditional style. Modern touches include a stereo music system and en-suite bathrooms.  

Activities:  The hotel offers cookery classes where guests can learn genuine Malabar dishes. Various excursions can be arranged. Popular destinations include Bekal Fort, local temples and walking in the Western Ghats. Guided wildlife tours and bird watching trips (seasonal) are offered. You can explore the area around the Hermitage by bike, touring the lanes and small roads to see shrines, temples and mosques and follow the coastline to fishing villages. As a guest you are welcome to stroll through the gardens, relax in a hammock or walk along the beach.  

Facilities:  The Hermitage has a choice of 2 restaurants, Annapurna specialising in authentic, largely vegetarian food and Meenakshi, the beachside restaurant which serves fresh seafood, salads and light meals.  The Priya Ayurvedic Spa has 5 treatments rooms and uses natural, organically produced and sourced products. It offers massage, meditation and yoga. There is a large swimming pool and sundeck, surrounded by coconut palms. The hotel has a shop selling bespoke garments, Keralan art and cultural books on India. Guests are welcome to browse through the large collection of books in the library and there are evening lectures on local culture they are welcome to attend.  

Dining:  Meals are taken at individual tables.

Children:  Children of all ages are welcome at Neelehswar Hermitage but there are no specific children’s facilities.  

Health:  We recommend malarial prophylactics for travel to India.

Communication:  There is free Wi-Fi internet access in all guest rooms.

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Client Rating for India 5/5 from 130 reviews

What can you not say about how lovely Neeleshwar is. The blue of the Arabian Sea, the golden sand, palm trees - in short paradise. We stayed 4 lovely nights here at the end of the holiday which provided a great relax after a fair amount of busy days and traveling.

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