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Neeleshwar Hermitage, Kerela – Hidden Utopia by the Arabian Sea

A beautiful beach resort in Kerala

Suitable for – all ages

Approximate cost – Rs. 15,000 to 25,000 per night

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  • Beautiful property by the beach
  • Beach is pristine and with almost No crowd
  • Ocean view from the pool is mind-blowing
  • Cottages are well designed and comfortable
  • Get ready for best wellness therapies
  • Breakfast served by The Ocean under palm trees

Points to Note:

  • Only Wine and beer available – No hard liquor/alcohol (check with the property)
  • No TV in rooms
  • Wifi is available


About the Property:

An oasis of calm set in twelve naturally landscaped acres, Neeleshwar Hermitage is built according to the traditional architectural principles of Kerala Vastu.

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 to enjoy the essence of authentic India: her friendliness, hospitality and serenely balanced lifestyle.

The Ayurvedic spa, huge infinity pool, luxuriant gardens and delicious variety of food in two restaurants all combine to induce a sense of complete relaxation and harmonious wellbeing.

Unobtrusive individual service and meticulous attention to detail are everywhere in this luxury resort, turning your holiday with them into ‘a holy day’ where time stands still.

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.

A pristine blue sky, a deep blue ocean, a grove of innumerable coconut trees and a lot of wellness. That’s what “Neeleshwar Hermitage” offers to a tired soul.

The three categories of cottages are garden view, sea view and sea view with private plunge pool.

Having a limited number of cottages and a location purely surrounded by nature enables them to maintain social distancing automatically.



The accommodation is well spaced out with 18 detached cottages, individual, thatched villas with terraces, hammocks and outside shower. They are tastefully decorated, in great condition and kept very clean.

Modelled on traditional fishermen’s huts, each of the 18 beautiful cottages offers privacy, comfort and individuality.

You can choose from Sea view cottages, private pool cottages and garden view cottages, each with its own unique character.

All cottages have the same facilities. Cottages overlooking the lovely gardens can be used by families who would like to be together.

All the rooms can have a single bed added if so desired.

Each cottage 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.



  • Swimming pool
  • Ayurvedic Spa
  • Wellness programs
  • Yoga deck
  • Cycling


Things to do:

  • Cooking classes
  • Village tour
  • Plantation nature walk
  • Bird watching
  • Houseboat stay
  • Backwater ride



They believe that good food makes a good life and given Kerala’s history and cultural diversity, are able to draw on an extraordinarily varied cuisine, incorporating Indian, Middle-Eastern and European flavours. Authentic, Delicious & Nutritional.


The Annapurna restaurant, dedicated to the Goddess of Nourishment, is the centre of the site. Annapurna specialises in authentic, predominantly vegetarian food not usually seen in hotels. Their cooking skills are honed by ayurvedic teaching on the importance of attending to the appearance, balance, flavour, enjoyment and nutritional effects of any dish.

The Annapurna dining room consumes virtually no energy. Its elegant pillared lateral spaces are open to the verdant gardens on all sides, allowing a sea-cooled breeze to circulate, while the warmer air is released upwards through the large, open light well that stands in the centre of the hall.

With such natural ventilation secured, there is no need of air-conditioning, which is very costly in energy terms, and during the day, no need of any electricity. What light is needed after dark is subdued and comes from small and localised sources, while the dining tables and sitting areas are lit by candles.


They also have a beachside restaurant, the Meenakshi, named after another local goddess. Here you can enjoy superb fresh fish caught by the local long boats that go out each morning, as well as breakfast, healthy lunchtime salads and delicious light meals.

Bar and Drinks:

There are two bar areas in the hotel: the Annapurna bar in the main restaurant and the Varuna bar overlooking the pool. Both are cosy and intimate spaces where you can relax with old friends or make new ones.


Property contact:


Address: Neeleshwar Hermitage, P.O. Ozhinhavalappu, Via. Nileshwar, Dist Kasaragod. Kerala. PIN 671314  India.

Telephone: + 91 (0) 467-2287510; -2288876; -2288877; -2288878

0091 124 4010072,   0091 88009 20760

After office hours:  0091 99100 25022, 0091 95992 86042             



How to reach:

By Air – Kannur airport is 76 kms from the property. Magalore airport is about 2.5 hrs from the property.

By Railway – Neeleshwar railway station is 4 kms from the property


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