Neeleshwar Hermitage
Kerala, India
For the rest of your life
Neeleshwar Hermitage

Northern Kerala, traditionally known as Malabar, is a jewel awaiting discovery. Empty beaches fringed by coconut plantations, peaceful inland waterways and lush hillside spice gardens are features of an undisturbed rhythm of life set against the immensity of the ocean.

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This hidden tropical destination, set in a secluded palm grove beside the Arabian Sea in Northern Kerala, is quietly changing the understanding of what a holiday really means…

The Hermitage offers its guests a utopia far removed from the pressures of everyday living, and a chance...

An oasis of calm set in twelve naturally landscaped acres, Neeleshwar Hermitage is built according to the traditional architectural principles of Kerala Vastu. The whole site oriented to the east and the rising sun, while the buildings are all placed in correct relation to each other, the four directions and the site as a whole.  The traditional wood-and-thatch architecture is balanced with stylish contemporary touches and familiar modern comforts.  The site overlooks a gloriously unspoiled beach of sand, stretching as far as the eye can see in both directions. The sea is clean and safe for swimming most of the year.

18 Detached Cottages

Modelled on traditional fishermen's huts, each of our 18 beautiful cottages offers privacy, comfort and individuality. Sea view cottages, private pool cottages and garden view cottages are available, each with its own unique character.

All cottages have the same facilities; those overlooking the lovely gardens can be used by families or parties who would like to be together. All the rooms can have a single bed added if so desired.

Each building is positioned amidst the verdant foliage to give its occupants a sense of peace and privacy; light and airy, each is named after a traditional yogic virtue. Constructed in the local laterite stone and topped by tile or thatch, all are embellished with carved and dressed woodwork fashioned in traditional style by local craftsmen so skilled that their usual work is building and restoring temples.

Teak floors, high ceilings and generous proportions, locally handmade wooden furniture and antique and contemporary objets d'art from Kerala complete the ambience, giving each room its own special charm. A welcome modern touch is the ipod and docking station, so guests can use their own devices. 

During your stay at Neeleshwar, there are many activities and experiences for you to participate in and enjoy. Here are just a few of them-:

  • Evening or full day cruise at super-luxurious houseboat in the backwaters.
  • Village trip with English speaking guide.
  • Plantation Nature Walk
  • Half day sight seeing to Bekal fort and ashrams.
  • Early morning bird watching trip with an expert.
  • Other than this, one can experience our ayurveda and spa treatments after consultation with our in house ayurvedic doctor.
  • Experience private yoga and meditation sessions with our in house yoga teacher.
  • Observe no-plastic policy.
  • All drinking water is purified onsite by the latest method of reverse osmosis.
  • Recycling garden and kitchen waste.
  • Keeping the gardens free of artificial fertilisers.
  • Landscaping to encourage butterflies and migratory birds.
  • Use of Local and Organic materials.
  • No waste is discharged into ocean or lagoon.
  • 95% of our staff is local.

Reviews and Location
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Great place, service and view around the place
by TanujaDevang on 06/27/2022

Excellent place, very eco friendly rooms, great beach view and access to beach is 100 mtrs private beach, clean pool, very well maintained property and wonderful service. Only thing to watch out for...

mixed experiences
by Miyer22 on 05/31/2022

This is a top quality(top price) resort. We had a very relaxing nights here in May, absolutely huge room ,with an equally large bathroom. never stayed any where like it! But it has some faults that i...

by travlerr123gk on 05/26/2022

we had stayed here in may very good property with marvelous rooms,fantastic beach nice pool as ours is long journey it was quiet relaxing here. we thoroughly enjoyed the stay.the only down thing was...

Nearest Airport : Mangalore airport
Nearest Railway Station : Nileshwar Railway Station
Nearest Bus Station : Nileshwar Bus Station

Cancellation Policy:
  • No cancellation fee before check in if cancelled – prior to 45 days.
  • 25% Retention on Booking amount before check in if cancelled – prior to 30 days.
  • 50% Retention on Booking amount before check in if cancelled – prior to 15 days.
  • 100% Retention on Booking amount before check in if cancelled – prior to 7 days.
  • 100% Retention on Booking amount on No Show
  • Cancellations of Credit card and online payments will be charged 5% extra.
Terms & Conditions:

1. One Extra bed will be available only for Children aged upto 12 years old. 2. Check-in 1200 hrs and check out at 1100 hrs. 3. Deposits are non refundable. 4. Smoking is prohibited in the prohibited 5. Resort will be closed for general maintenance for the month of July. 6. No reservations will be taken with check out on the 24th or 31st of December. 7. Date change will be considered as no show.