For the rest of your life

Welcome to Neeleshwar Hermitage


not just a stylish hotel but a transformative experience…


This hidden tropical destination, set in a secluded palm grove beside the Arabian Sea in Northern Kerala, is quietly changing the understanding of what a holiday really means…


The Hermitage offers its guests a utopia far removed from the pressures of everyday living, and a chance to enjoy the essence of authentic India: her friendliness, hospitality and serenely balanced lifestyle. The Ayurvedic spa, huge infinity pool, luxuriant gardens and delicious variety of food in two restaurants all combine to induce a sense of complete relaxation and harmonious wellbeing. Unobtrusive individual service and meticulous attention to detail are everywhere in this luxury resort, turning your holiday with us into ‘a holy day’ where time stands still.

The Flexible Kerala Escape

Bookings are now open for a package that allows you to stay for 2 nights and pay just 24 hrs before arrival. We fully understand the general climate of uncertainty at the moment, and so are happy to extend this extraordinary offer that allows you the freedom to adjust your plans as you need, right up to the last moment!

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COVID-19 Update

Free Cancellations and Amendments

Following a remarkable response to the virus in Kerala, we at Neeleshwar Hermitage and Lotus Houseboat will resume operations from 1st October. We understand these are uncertain times and you may need to change your plans at short notice, this is why we are offering free cancellations and amendments right up to your day of arrival.

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Looking Ahead

As the time slowly approaches for a return to some, albeit greatly adapted, form of normality in the travel world, we at ABChapri Retreats would like to let you know how we are planning for the happy event of welcoming guests once more.

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CoVidya 2020

These online meetings take place every two weeks on a Sunday afternoon, by Zoom.

To bring the richness of Indian culture to a wider international audience was one of the reasons for the creation of The Hermitage

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YOGA RETREAT AT NEELESHWAR HERMITAGE, KERALA!!

RETREAT STARTS FROM 7TH NOVEMBER – 15TH NOVEMBER, 2020 for 7 NIGHTS

Yoga is an indispensable aid to good health, a natural and enjoyable way to bring your mind, body and spirit back into balance. Increasing numbers of people are finding that a simple yoga routine can add hugely to your enjoyment of life.

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The Lotus Houseboat

Cruise in Tranquility & Style

The Lotus, a houseboat of unequalled elegance and style, offers you serenity and healing relaxation while cruising through the languid backwaters of Malabar, the undiscovered jewel of northern Kerala.

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Reviews

Extraordinary, beautiful and really peaceful- and what food and service! 

Stewart and Laura Jeffery, UK
2012-02-02

"To date, Kerala’s best beach resorts have all been found to the south of Cochin, but this will change in July this year when the Neeleshwar Hermitage opens near Bekal.

Sixteen very spacious cottages each with private courtyard garden, fine cuisine, an Ayurvedic spa and a wonderfully unspoilt beach where you can flop and be pampered will offer the perfect antidote to the hills and jungles of northern Kerala…and you will avoid having to make the long journey south."

Ultimate Travel, UK
2015-08-04
“A perfect distillation of what so many Westerners from E. M. Forster and Allen Ginsberg to the Beatels, have come to India in an attempt to find: an escape from the pressures and frenzied pace of life"
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