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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,
"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)