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Village Trip

A fascinating three hour trip that includes a walk through the tranquil surroundings of a typical Hindu village that is hardly touched by modern life. In an area famous for its political awareness, we can enjoy the time-honoured rhythms of agricultural life and witness: the collection of salt-water muscles from the backwaters; the farming of extensive vegetable fields owned by the village co-operative using traditional methods; the extraordinary gymnastic display of harvesting areca nuts (used in paan) from the tall palm trees. You can visit three ancient temples and there will also be a chance to take a ferry ride on the river and savour some fresh toddy!

"Neeleshwar is hybrid of a boutique hotel and an Ayurvedic wellness centre. Its 18 palm roofed villas are scattered across the sand, their porches cooled by spinning ceiling fans, and at the rear of each is a large outdoor bathroom with a tub set in a small walled garden. At the seafood restaurant, tables spill out into the beach, freshly draped in new combinations of linens for each meal: turquoise and pink or deep orange and violet."
Conde Nast Traveller