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.
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.
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.
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