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A Conversation with Jo Hogg

A Conversation with Jo Hogg

How did you learn about us?

My primary reason for this trip to India was to visit Neeleswar Hermitage on the recommendation of a close friend. I only wish I'd acted on his advice  sooner! 

How was you experience?
Neeleshwar  Hermitage transpired to be the most beautiful, tranquil and restful place you could possibly imagine. On arrival, with the warmth of the greeting, the hectic world faded away and we relaxed into having time stand still. Ayurvedic massage, beautiful gardens, warm sea, the infinity pool...... and a superb chef all played their part in making it such a memorable experience. The cottages were delightful from the spacious bedroom to the open air bathroom. The hospitality, warmth and genuine charm of the staff was truly heartwarming. 

How was Priya Ayurveda?
After a free consultation with the Ayurvedic doctor I went daily to the beautiful Ayurvedic spa - Priva,  for massage and treatment with warm oils. What luxury and weeks later I am still feeling benefits. 

Would you come back?
This is the one place where I truly mean it when I say "I will be coming back."

How was your stay on the Lotus?
The last two days were spent on the luxurious houseboat Lotus. Time to relax on the sundeck while gently cruising through the backwaters. Bliss. Time also to enjoy more splendidly presented organic meals, served and cooked to our taste.  Once again we were so well looked after by the gracious staff who we came to feel were our friends. 

How would you sum-up the experience?
The peace and tranquilly of this beautiful setting has stayed with me for weeks after our return home. A truly blissful place. Thank you. 

by Alistair Shearer

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“A perfect distillation of what so many Westerners from E. M. Forster and Allen Ginsberg to the Beatels, have come to India in an attempt to find: an escape from the pressures and frenzied pace of life"
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