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Vogue India says we are one amongst India’s best 10 boutique hotels... Read on for the full story.

From the mountains of Gulmarg to the beaches of Tranquebar and the jungles of Madhya Pradesh, India’s diverse landscapes have inspired ingenious hoteliers, restoration experts and entrepreneurs to build exquisite spots from where you can truly experience India

Neeleshwar Hermitage, Padnekad, Kerala

"Hermitages in the mountains have a touch of melancholy. The ones by the seashore are happier but no less conducive to quiet introspection. It might be a stretch to call Neeleshwar an actual hermitage, but it offers many of the qualities. Its true luxury is the impression of austerity, while offering everything that a luxury resort does. Smoking is prohibited, and there are no TVs in the rooms. Beer and wine are the only forms of liquor on offer here. An Ayurvedic doctor is often actively involved with the guests as they book their rooms. Short stays are discouraged. Among the interests around the hermitage are spots in the backwaters, where fishermen cast their nets at night, sometimes well after midnight, for an easier catch. Visitors serious about fishing may approach any amiable boatman to be shown a bit of night fishing."

-Sanjay Koshy

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"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)