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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.

  • World Environment Day June 5th 2018
  • The First Ten Years of The Hermitage
  • The Original Yogic Flyer

    The Original Yogic Flyer

  • Chilled-out Chhillar sets a new tone


  • Theyyam - the Gods come down to Malabar
  • Giant efforts for Kasaragod dwarf


    Aswathichu Kazhiku – enjoy your food!

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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)