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There is no better way to enjoy a holiday than by combining some holistic relaxation with picking up a new skill in an informal, effortless and enjoyable way. 

As The Hermitage is set in an area of very rich and varied culinary expertise, we have made a speciality of offering this knowledge to our guests. Regional South Indian and local Malabar traditions dominate the menus here, but due to Kerala’s maritime history, influences from further west are also discernible. 

In addition, for those people wanting to have an intensive Cooking Retreat with us, lasting five or seven days, we will be very happy to help tailor a programme for them.




Daily tuition

Cooking Retreat

Malabar traditions dominate the menus here,
“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"
Harpers's Bazaar