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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.

Flexible Kerala Escape

Two Nights Escape from INR 32,000

Three Nights Escape from INR 45,000

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Beach & Backwaters

Stay for 1 Night at Neeleshwar Hermitage and 1 Night at Lotus Houseboat.

Cost from INR 36,500/-

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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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COVID-19 Update

Cancellations and Amendments

We understand these are uncertain times and you may need to change your plans at short notice, this is why we are offering cancellations and amendments right up to 48 hours of your 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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Reviews

"Neeleshwar, a small coastal village in Northern Kerala, has many gods - Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Christian take your pick - and more than a hint of the divine. .... A journey along the Malabar Coast, as the area is romantically known, is an Indian myth made real...This place - with its red earth as if imported from Mars - feels other; this isn't the India where you queue for a stature or jostle for a seat; northern Kerala gets hardly any tourists and lacks the tick-box sights you find elsewhere. This is its magic; strange things happen here, tales of the unexpected."

The Sunday Times Travel
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."

Food & Travel Hotel of the Month
2015-08-04
"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)