Welcome to Neeleshwar
A hidden tropical destination set in a secluded palm grove beside the Arabian Sea in Northern Kerala, Neeleshwar Hermitage is one of India's finest gems.
The luxurious resort breathes tranquillity and offers you the essence of authentic India: her friendliness, hospitality & serenely balanced lifestyle. At this rejuvenating beach hotel you enter a utopia far removed from the pressures of everyday living. Authentic ayurveda and spa treatments, a huge infinity pool and a deliciously varied cuisine - everything combines 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 an effortless opportunity to enjoy a world where time stands still.
The Lotus Houseboat
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.
YOGA RETREAT 9th to 24th November 2017
Inner yoga is movement from the core of our being. The body has the intelligence to know how it needs to move. The classical yoga postures, the asanas, originally developed from this intelligence. The structure developed for the asanas is known as Hatha yoga. Inner yoga takes these classical asanas, together with the philosophy of yoga and its spiritual aspects, and teaches them in a way that can transform the body, mind and emotions, touching the heart of our being.
This teaching asks you to be open, to experiment, to practice and to take yoga into your life. When yoga is taken in this spirit it brings you the ability to remedy all sorts of imbalances in the body, mind and spirit.
"I like the complete concept. Really it speaks the culture of India, especially Kerala...
Everything to do with the details and the concept is very intricate and give good ambience and décor."2015-08-04
"Neeleshwar Hermitage is the first luxury resort to open in the unspoiled and relatively unexplored coast of northern Kerala. Unlike southern Kerala there are no hotels here, no beach bars and definitely no crowds. Its location, on an empty sweep of soft while sand, flanked by a freshwater lagoon and surrounded by coconut and mango groves, is nature untamed. Eagles, kingfishers and herons glide above the 16 thatches cottages that house spacious, minimal bedrooms, built using sustainable wood. The Hermitage is eco-friendly; local toiletries help minimize the impact of the resort on the environment. Staff is friendly and warm, and the relaxed atmosphere is instantly calming. Food at Neeleshwar presents a tasty collusion of Indian, Middle-Eastern and European influences. The emphasis is on fresh ingredients cooked with an authentic flair and each morning fisherman haul in their catch of fish from the nearby waters. Learn how to cook like a local under the expert tuition of resort chefs at one of the cookery classes, or let some one else do the work and feast in the al-fresco fish restaurant or at the delicious Annapurna restaurant. The Ayurvedic Priya Spa offers a range of treatments, from the restful smruthi, where warm oil is dripped onto the forehead, to the jet-lag busting sajooya. Whilst Neeleshwar offers a busy range of activities and events - from astrology to bird-watching - guests are equally welcome to take it easy and lounge on the beach while soaking up the pristine paradise. The restorative Ayurvedic energy must be in the air, after our stay we floated out feeling blissfully relaxed. This is the beauty of northern Kerala, the pace is so laidback you can't help but give in and unwind. Get there now - before the masses arrive and it loses its lazy Bohemian charm."2015-08-04