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Neeleshwar Hermitage, Neeleshwar
Why we like it
- Located on the coast in northern Kerala
- A luxurious beach resort in 12 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens
- Eighteen detached cottages all with ensuite outdoor bathrooms
- Activities include cookery classes, yoga, a cruise along the backwaters in a houseboat and cycling
- Ayurveda Spa
- Traditional architecture with modern comforts
- Gracious hospitality with unparalleled attention to detail
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I am very hard to please and as mentioned previously, we have been on many holidays in South East Asia. I think that what makes the A & K holiday better than those was that every day was superb. Things just seemed to get better and better. It would be very hard for me to suggest how this holiday could have been made any better.
- RG, Peterborough
The Hermitage is built according to the traditional architectural principles of Kerala Vastu. The whole site is oriented to the east and the rising sun, while its component buildings are all placed in correct relation to each other, the four directions and the site as a whole. The hotel overlooks a gloriously unspoiled beach of sand, stretching as far as the eye can see in both directions and giving onto a sea that is clean and safe for swimming for most of the year. The surrounding area offers a wealth of cultural activities including visits to the Bekal Fort, walking in the Western Ghats, cruises on the infamous Kerala Houseboats, cycling and wildlife tours to see the rare Olive Ridley turtle This hotel has a non-smoking policy.
Best time to be there
From October to March the weather is refreshingly cool with minimal rainfall in most places. India's main festivals also take place during this time, such as the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan, the Republic Day of India and Holi, the festival of colours.
8 hours 20 minutes non-stop
GMT +5 1/2 hours
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