For the rest of your life


Culture & Heritage

Malabar is a place that reveals its treasures slowly.

Beneath its modern veneer lies a traditional world in which the energies of the human spirit are still alive, evoked in temples and village shrines by many magnificent rituals. 

At The Hermitage we offer a key link with the people we live amongst, and their time-honoured customs. We are fortunate to be able to offer our guests a unique cultural programme, under the guidance of our Cultural Director, Alistair Shearer MA (Cantab); MA (Lancs); FRSA; FRAS. ( The programme revolves around Alistair’s evening lectures. Covering topics that range from history, art, and architecture to religion and philosophy, they are delivered in a relaxed and informal setting, usually before dinner. As well as these lectures, we offer musical concerts and dance performances, and visits and guided tours to local temples and festivals, many of which are not usually seen by tourists. The Hermitage is also a living celebration of the artistic richness of India. 


Theyyam Festivals October - April.

Festival of Light

"Neeleshwar is hybrid of a boutique hotel and an Ayurvedic wellness centre. Its 18 palm roofed villas are scattered across the sand, their porches cooled by spinning ceiling fans, and at the rear of each is a large outdoor bathroom with a tub set in a small walled garden. At the seafood restaurant, tables spill out into the beach, freshly draped in new combinations of linens for each meal: turquoise and pink or deep orange and violet."
Conde Nast Traveller