Neeleshwar Hermitage, Kasaragod
Neeleshwar Hermitage lies on the shores of the Arabian Sea in Northern Kerala. It is surrounded by gardens of hibiscus and frangipani, and the light and airy palm-roofed cottages blend the traditional Keralan architecture with the new modern design.
The indoor-outdoor bathrooms are filled with natural products and the in-room i-pod is loaded with cool sounds to match the serenity of this resort. Guests can spot dolphins diving in the sea while he or she re-aligns their chakras at the yoga pavilion.
One of the key wellness programmes here is The Priya Ayurvedic Spa. It has five spacious treatment rooms ranged around a central courtyard garden. Designed along traditional lines with beautifully proportioned ceilings and elegantly carved pillars, the building is well ventilated. The treatments are practised in a quiet way and all the preparations used are 100 per cent natural, organically produced and sourced in a way that does not have a negative impact on the environment.
One of the meditation courses available here is the Prana Energising Technique, which is a technique of yoga in which one can use their Prana Shakthi to energise their entire body and each and every system of the body can be revitalised by this process. Transcendental Meditation (TM) involves the use of a sound or mantra, and can be practiced for 15-20 minutes twice per day. It is a method for relaxation, stress reduction, and self-development and can be taught in four, five and six days courses.
Another interesting feature of Neeleshwar hermitage is that it trains young village men and women to serve meals, drinks and take care of the guests here. The Hermitage offers special experiences like ‘Connecting with the Source’ which is a course based on traditional wisdom of the Vedic philosophy and it will teach visitors an easy and enjoyable way to contact this field and enjoy its benefits. Practical techniques will be combined with an understanding of consciousness and one can also learn the principles that structure body, mind and spirit.
Neeleshwar Hermitage is approximately two hours away from Mangalore international airport and around five hours away from Calicut international airport.