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Hello, My name is Alistair Shearer and I am the co-founder of The Hermitage. I have been visiting India on and off for forty years now: doing research for my books and lectures, leading tours all over the country, taking photographs, meeting the people. This blog will bring you some of my light-hearted observations on all different aspects of this extraordinary country, which never fails to intrigue and astonish.

Periodically we will also publish news relating to local events as well as publish our newsletter.

  • Chilled-out Chhillar sets a new tone
  • Votive Plaques from Molela

    Votive Plaques from Molela

  • SLOW HOLIDAYS

    SLOW HOLIDAYS

  • Theyyam - the Gods come down to Malabar
  • Giant efforts for Kasaragod dwarf
  • MOUTH-WATERING MALABAR!

    MOUTH-WATERING MALABAR!

    Aswathichu Kazhiku – enjoy your food!

  • WORLD YOGA DAY

    WORLD YOGA DAY

  • MORE EFFICIENT FISHING

    MORE EFFICIENT FISHING

    UK and Kerala collaborate to increase fishing safety:

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    "On the unexplored northern part of the Malabar coast and flanked by a freshwater lagoon is this near-perfect heaven of peace and pampering. The cottages are designed and built along the traditional fisherman's thatched huts but each on with enough comforts to keep a five-star groupie enthralled."
    Country & Town House Magazine (UK)