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RITUAL - A re-opening celebration!

The ancient Indian scriptures constantly remind us that the hidden essence of life is what they call ananda – bliss. Here at the Hermitage, our aim has always been to awaken and enliven this inner quality in our guests and everything here, from the arrangement of the surroundings to our food and wellness therapies, is dedicated to this end.

With this in mind, and to celebrate our re-opening, we have devised two unique 3-night packages.

BLISS by the BEACH

The natural surroundings of The Hermitage provide an ideal setting for deep relaxation and reflection, while the unspoilt beach, clean and free of hawkers, offers long walks soothed by the gentle caress of the Indian ocean. Local bike rides will reveal the charm of village life along the coast. The Hermitage Wellness Programme, which includes individually tailored treatments, menus and lifestyle advice, will keep you fit and glowing long after you leave the magical ambience of this place!

BLISS on the BACKWATERS

This package offers a combination of everything that The Hermitage offers along with delightful time spent on the tranquil backwaters, exploring another facet of the reticent jewel that is Malabar. A two night stay in the paradise garden of the hotel is complimented by a night on the stylish Lotus houseboat, and all the individually crafted regimes of treatment and diet you have been enjoying on land can be continued whilst on the cruise.

 

Inclusions for BLISS by the BEACH

  • Stay for 3 nights in a Deluxe cottage on Double Occupancy.
  • Nourishment:

              Special Morning Bed Tea with Flowers

              Breakfast

              Lunch

              Hi tea with light snacks and

              Dinner in Annapurna Restaurant

  • Consultation with your in-house Ayurvedic doctor, the charming Dr. Suma.
  • Ayurvedic Massage, (one for each person each day.)
  • Complimentary group yoga session for 45 minutes every morning, followed by a 30-minute Mindfulness Beach Walk with your yoga teacher.
  • All Taxes.

 

Inclusions for BLISS on the BACKWATERS

  • Stay for 2 nights in a Deluxe cottage on Double Occupancy at Neeleshwar Hermitage.
  • Stay for 1 night at 1 Deluxe room at The Lotus Houseboat.
  • Nourishment:

               Special Morning Bed Tea with Flowers

               Breakfast

               Lunch

               Hi tea with light snack and

               Dinner in Annapurna Restaurant

  • Consultation with your in-house Ayurvedic doctor, the charming Dr. Suma.
  • Ayurvedic Massage, (one for each person each day at the Hermitage.)
  • Complimentary group yoga session for 45 minutes every morning, followed by a 30-minute Mindfulness Beach Walk with your yoga teacher.
  • All taxes.

 

IMPORTANT – ON YOUR ARRIVAL

  • Hand sanitiser and face mask will be provided on arrival for each guest.
  • We will have a ‘temperature gun’ in our speed boat and in Reception to enable us closely to monitor each guest and staff member who enters the premises.
  • Hand sanitisers will not only be available but compulsory, for each and every incomer to use. These will be available for guests at the time of their arrival, and in all rooms and public areas throughout the day for them to use whenever and wherever they wish.
  • Our cleanliness regime was already very stringent and we have always used only natural products to conform to the eco-friendly standards we have set ourselves. However, as per the new guidelines set by the local authorities, we will now be using various disinfecting materials to sanitise the rooms, bathrooms, restaurants, and public areas.
  • Shoes will not be allowed inside the Annapurna restaurant, nor the cottages. This is a custom we have always gently encouraged, so as to follow the Indian tradition, but it will now be compulsory.

 

Reaching Us

Nearest Airport: Kannur, (daily flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Bangalore) then a 60 minute transfer to the Lotus boarding point at Payannur, or a 90 minute transfer to The Hermitage in one of our cars.

Nearest Railway Station: Nileshwar, 6 kms from The Hermitage/ Lotus jetty.

From Bangalore: The distance by road is 360 kms, a 7/ 8 hour drive (including stops) through the breath-taking scenery of the Western Ghats, surrounded by gentle hillside slopes carpeted with tea and coffee gardens, spice plantations and virgin forests.

"On the unexplored northern part of the Malabar coast and flanked by a freshwater lagoon is this near-perfect heaven of peace and pampering. The cottages are designed and built along the traditional fisherman's thatched huts but each on with enough comforts to keep a five-star groupie enthralled."
Country & Town House Magazine (UK)