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Alistair Shearer

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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.

  • Cutting the cost of fishing.

    Cutting the cost of fishing.

  • This too will pass!

    This too will pass!

  • Zheng He – Who He?

    Zheng He – Who He?

  • A Little Local History

    A Little Local History

  • The Beat Goes On

    The Beat Goes On

  • Time to Chill

    Time to Chill

  • Traditional flavours do us many favours
  • Reasons to be cheerful

    Reasons to be cheerful

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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)