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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.

  • JOANNA LUMLEYS INDIA!

    JOANNA LUMLEYS INDIA!

  • THE HERMITAGE LEADS THE WAY
  • The Way of the Way

    The Way of the Way

  • ANOTHER AWARD FOR THE HERMITAGE

    ANOTHER AWARD FOR THE HERMITAGE

    The Best Beach & Coastal Resort in Asia

  • The Flavours of MALABAR

    The Flavours of MALABAR

  • Farewell little Europe, Namaste Incredible India!

    Farewell little Europe, Namaste Incredible India!

    Before he leaves office, David Cameron needs immediately to apply for Britain to become a Union Territory of the Republic of India.

  • INDIA SMILING?

    INDIA SMILING?

    the subcontinent has cemented its status as the world’s fastest growing large economy after expanding by 7.9 per cent in the first quarter of the year 2016.

  • THE STRESS OF NOISE

    THE STRESS OF NOISE

    The balm of silence

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    "The greeting in Neeleshwar set the tone of the coming week: it was warm, professional, calm and had an understated attention to detail that meant you could completely relax into the arms of the place. Neeleshwar is beautiful, superbly run and the best place I have ever visited for recharging a weary body and mind. By the end of the week I felt 10 years younger."
    Monty Don ( Gardening expert)