Neeleshwar Harmitage

Neeleshwar Hermitage – Kerala

About Neeleshwar

Nileshwar is a major town in Kasaragod District, state of Kerala. Neeleswaram, or Nileswaram, is the abbreviated form of Neelakanta Ishwaran. It was historically the seat of the Neeleswaram Rajahs, who belonged to the clans of the Kolathiri and Zamorins.

About Neeleshwar Hermitage

Lining the deserted white sands of north Kerala and 18 fisherman’s cottages exquisite newly built and designed accordingly to Vaastu principles, the heart of this paradisiacal laid-back eco-resort is its Ayurvedic spa (lots of massage and yoga packages to choose from our Hermitage) Neeleshwar is named after Shiva, God of Transformation, but you may be as spiritual or as hedonistic as you like. You will fall in love with it the moment you arrive. The infinity pool that gazes over the dunes to the ocean, the hyacinth-filled natural spring, the luxuriant gardens, the cottages that exude serenity, beauty and space. Frangipani tree grows through bathrooms half open to the sky, aromatic soaps top- friendly basins, Bose docks await guest’s iPods, and views are to garden or sea. Dine (and drink) deliciously and organically in the palm-roofed hall, in the beach shack or under the stars.


Cookery classes are a great way to get to know the cuisine of Kerala and pick up a useful skill. Guests can take a cruise along the quiet backwaters in a converted rice-barge houseboat. There is a wide variety of bird species – including drongos, babblers, fishing eagles, pipits, chats, kingfishers, wagtails, white-eyes and woodpeckers.
Down on the unspoiled beach (between August and March), the turtles come to lay their eggs and the hotel works with a local NGO to collect and hatch the eggs before returning the baby turtles to the sea. Conservation is a priority here and much thought has been put into remaining at one with the environment, including a no-plastic policy, use of bio-gas, good recycling facilities and gardens landscaped to encourage bird and butterfly life.
A great way to explore the surrounding area is by bike.

Good time to visit

Isolated from much of India by the Western Ghats, the climate of Kerala & Karnataka is tropical and as a result of the mountain ranges the area isn’t as dry as much of India.
Jan, Feb, Mar, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, Nov and December


The nearest railway station is in Kasargod, 14km.
The closest airport is the Mangalore International airport, 93 km away.
Impeccable hospitality services make your stay even special


Our 18 private cottages, each built to a traditional local design with laterite, thatch and woodcarvings are handcrafted by local artisans whose expertise is normally used in restoring temples. There are 6 sea-view cottages, 9 overlooking the gardens, 2 pool view cottages and 1 plunge pool. The cottages reflect the hotel’s philosophy of blending the best of traditional style and atmosphere with the comfort and practicality of the modern. All have twin or double beds fitted with sheets of the finest cotton, hand-made furniture, a mix of traditional art and private wooden verandahs where you can lounge in wicker chairs and enjoy the gorgeous views. The stylish en-suite bathrooms, each with a private garden courtyard, are a real highlight. High-quality towels & bathrobes, rain-showers and bath products specially made for The Hermitage. Each room is provided with an iPod docking station.


The Hermitage has two restaurants –Annapurna restaurant & Meenakshi restaurant, located by the infinity pool and overlooking a beach. 
Annapurna: Annapurna is the on-site restaurant, which is dedicated to the Goddess Annapurna, the Goddess of Nourishment. Guests staying at the resort can savor mouth-watering vegetarian food. 
Meenakshi: A beachside restaurant at Neeleshwar Hermitage, the Meenakshi named after another local goddess of the region, serves tasty fish dishes, prepared from the freshest of catches.


Children are welcome to come and stay at Neeleshwar Hermitage. However, there are no specific facilities available for them. Children will love the cultural activities in the area and be able to enjoy the wildlife tours to see the Olive Ridley turtles and the abundant birdlife.


Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool and a spa offering traditional massages, purification regimes, aromatherapy, facial and beauty treatments and rejuvenation therapy. There are also two restaurants serving continental, classic Indian and local cuisine, a small shop, beauty salon and internet access is provided.
  Cookery Classes
  Visit Bekal Fort
  Walking in the Western Ghats
  Swimming Pool
  Backwater Houseboat