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Thank you for a really nice, relaxing stay - beautiful lodge with amazing views! We really enjoyed the bird watching and the river boat trip, seeing nature in beautiful surroundings. Also enjoyed trying plentiful local cuisine. And looked after by great hosts! Thanks again !! The Pink Family, Bedfordshire, U.K.

Thank you for a very good stay. Lovely food, excellent hospitality and beautiful surroundings ! A perfect place to relax. Pam & David, Surrey, U.K.

Thank you for the great time here. Saw lots of animals – Fantastic. Ray & Martin, Dusseldorf, Germany

My Partner and I spent a wonderful two nights at Periyar River Lodge. From the minute we met Luigi at the airport, until our final morning, we were treated like absolute royalty. Luigi and Eldhose went above and beyond to meet our every need. Even though we had some inclement weather, the two of them made sure that we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves. The food prepared by Eldhose’ wife Lissy was delicious and plentiful, and ranked among the best we have eaten in India. The hospitality that we experienced here has been unmatched. Thank you all very much for looking after us here – it has been a peaceful stay, and a lovely way to spend my birthday. Hope to see you again Theo and Bride, Melbourne , Australia

My daughter and I have really enjoyed our peaceful stay here at Periyar River Lodge. We have felt like royalty as the hospitality is exceptional. Thank you so much for looking after us, it has been a wonderful stay. Thank you so much for everything. What a peaceful and relaxing experience. See you again! Holli Granger & Florence Stone,, Somerset, United Kingdom

This is a serene and peaceful place, unspoilt and offering the chance to unwind from the rush and bustle of today’s world. The view of the river from the verandah is enchanting, watching the cows swim across and the fishermen checking their nets. We have been thoroughly looked after by Luigi and Eldhose, taking us out on a boat trip and organising a tuk-tuk to take us to the bird sanctuary. Luigi even came with us on the bus to the village and assisted ( translated) with our shopping, as well as offering us all kinds of insights into village life. And for the food, brilliant! Our special thanks to Lissie for the huge variety of delicious food she created. The consistent high quality was extraordinary and we did our best to eat our way through the menu in 3 days. We have never stayed anywhere as special as this, or been treated to such personal service. We’ll be recommending this place to our friends.

Jane and Mike Booth, Oxfordshire, England

Lovely two days, perfectly managed by Luigi with Eldhose and enchanted by Lissy’s exquisite cooking. Periyar river Lodge is a place of exception. We hope we will be able to come back sometimes and to stay longer (and to make the boat trip). We also had two very good bird watching sessions Xavier and Marie Line, France

We have had a fantastic three days at Periyar River Lodge. Our hosts, Luigi and Eldhose have been extremely kind and have gone out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our stay at the lodge. This place is a gem in Kerala. From the stunning view from the porch to the crazy variety of birds we have spotted, we had enjoyed every last minute! We have never seen so many birds - the streets of Yorkshire or our current home in Dubai does not even come close! Our highlights are being within touching distance of two frogmouths, and elephant hunting with Luigi and Eldhose. If you have just arrived, please ask Luigi to take you on the evening boat trip. A special thank you to Lissy who has cooked us the most amazing meals during our stay, the fish-moillee is a must! Make sure you pack home fitting trousers! Thank you for such a memorable stay!! Kate and Shafiq, Yorkshire England, Currently in Dubai

Luigi and Eldhose are the perfect hosts – silence of an early morning swim or boat ride with Luigi pointing out birds and their names. Lissy does all the excellent cooking. We would love to return. Thank you so much – a peaceful moment on a peaceful river. Devaki and Michael, Vancouver, Canada

Like everybody else, we had the most wonderful time here enjoying the utter peace and tranquility (Shattered regularly by our Toddler who is having huge fun) and the wonderful hospitality of our extremely kind hosts. We have eaten our body-weight in delicious food, been swimming in the clear water, been on two brilliant boat trips, seen the swimming cows and enjoyed the most peaceful, nights’ sleep. This is our last stop on our trip but will certainly be back. Thank you so much. Libby, Simon and Thomas Gomersall, United Kingdom

We’ve leapfrogged past the three previous volumes of unstinting praise for Periyar River Lodge that is bursting (not unlike the feeling after yet another spectacular meal from Lissie). After two hectic days in Kochi, sampling the energy, vibrancy and grittiness of Urban Kerala, the contrast could not be greater here. Tranquility and the opportunity to get up close to nature, especially in the Thattekkadu Bird sanctuary with the excellent guide Gireesh. Don’t miss any of the opportunities described by others (and the cows are crossing the river as I write this), and just sitting out on the terrace and hearing the sounds of the river and forest is to experience a bit of paradise. Our Thanks to Luigi and Eldhose for making our stay extra special. We will return as two nights was simply not enough. Tim and Fiona Hill, England

Periyar River Lodge is a wonderful place to stay. We enjoyed the stunning view, the delicious food, the attentiveness, the friendly hospitality! We also enjoyed the boat trip on the river. We felt like being in a tropical paradise. A place we would like to visit again – its just so relaxing. Thanks a lot. Beatrice and Alex, Switzerland

Lovely property, beautiful views and tremendous hosts. Harry & Pat, New Castle, United Kingdom

Spectacular. Amazing place with genuinely kind hosts, a very fun experience of the boat ride and rowing, happy to visit this place and happy to be the first middle eastern. Great people and exceptional food. Nuha & Nadr R. Khayat, Saudi Arabia

I liked riding the boats and I liked the food. Periyar River Lodge is the best. I had a great time jumping out of trees into the water with the local boys and also just relaxing and drinking tea. Relaxing three days spent here. The hospitality was top notch – really felt taken care of. Enjoyed the serenity of the boat rides seeing the wildlife. We all had a great time swimming and playing in the river. Hope to be back Luke, Tia, Samara, Anisa, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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