Guest Speak

Brilliant and wonderful. They could not do enough at this lodge. They took us out, made as feel like real explorers and not tourists. So much wild life and beautiful birds and wonderful food. Ryszard Urbielewicz, England

In Luigi’s care, we had the time our life. Thank you for your hospitality, fantastic advice and recommendations, attention to our wishes and interests. We had 3 trips with you on a boat, looking for elephants. Elephants or not, the quietness and beauty of the river was stunning. Eating homemade freshly caught or pickled Indian country food was an inspiration.. healthy, nutritious and so tasty. Thank you for arranging a visit to the Rubber Factory, it was very very interesting and educational. We will put pictures and recommendations on our blog on the internet. Kleo, Viktor, Albert, Lennart & Rikke, .

We had two wonderful days and nights in this beautiful house with very nice people. The nature around is very interesting. Thank you. Alian Clande & Willy Benjamin, France

We were here from England and found everything about staying here absolutely wonderful. We have never been so royalty looked after, eaten such delectable meals, take to such interesting and varied places - down the river at dawn to the forests, to the birds’ sanctuary where we have seen about 30 birds including 2 or 3 rare ones, on a bus to a distant village and back, to Anakkayam to buy trainers, sandals and to a grocers for rice, mustard seeds and pappadoms. We have had 3 dramatic thunder storms which haven’t spoiled things at all and though the rain seemed torrential to us, we are assured that it is nothing compared to the monsoon. Perhaps the most memorable thing was the first walk Luige took us on, where we chanced upon an engagement party and were included in the celebration. Everyone we met has been so delightful, but major thanks must go to Eldhose and Lissy, whose food is beyond brilliant. To Elias (and Eldhose again) who took us round the river on the country boat and, of course to Luigy who anticipated and catered to our every need and was the source of our great pleasure over the last few days. Many many thanks. We also swam in the river which we can recommend. Conny, Judi, Fiona and Alec, England

We came here to enjoy the sounds and scenery of nature and we delightfully found what we were hoping for. Boating on the river was as beautiful as reading on the veranda and enjoying the meals. Our special friend was the river – the swimming was nice and refreshing and people all around were friendly. The lodge is a unique and highly charming place, so we will definitely recommend it. We will never forget the chess playing in the tropical sunset and this beautiful place. Uli & Julia, .

Peace and tranquility at its very best. Not to forget Harshan & Eldho’s excellent service. Will come again for a refreshing break. Arun, Ria & Zara Mooken, Cochin, Kerala.

We have spent 2 peaceful days here after the busy travels further north in Karnataka. So peaceful and such wonderful bird songs all the time. Our trip to the Sanctuary was made special by the sightings and photographing of the rare ripley’s owl – we are very privileged to have seen it! Tim, France

Well, our 3 nights’ stay will remain in our memory forever. Treks through the forest, sunset boat rides, birding at the park – all of these were very special! The birds themselves were a treasure to behold – the raquet tailed droago, the Indian Pita, the blackhead oriole, the Sri Lankan frogmouth were only a few. The people, the food, the beautiful river all made this visit to the Periyar River Lodge relaxing, enjoyable and indelible. Ron & Vicky Nelson, New Delhi, India

This is surely the ‘alternative India’ such a contrast from the hustle and bustle. What a combination of delights – superb food, marvelous scenery and good service. The river is the plus – just absolutely the perfect end to our stay in India. Anne & Don Carter, France.

Thank you Harshan and Eldho for such a special tour days- they, I know, will be unforgettable. We have especially enjoyed our two elephant –tracking adventures, our time on and in the river and the amazing 3 species of birds we managed to spot in the bird sanctuary – with much help from our special and very talented guide! Mary & Tim, U.K.

A wonderful experience in the real kerala home atmosphere. Delicious food and excellent service. Mr. Harshan attended to our every wish and made our stay very enjoyable. All in all, a lovely time we had at the lodge. Elga & Alan Shlosberg, Israel

We came from luxury hotel to the Periyar River Lodge. If we had known this place before, we would have come to this place before. This is a real luxury place for your soul, mind and body. A few more days and we wouldn’t go anywhere. We hope and promise to get back. Remo & Irene, Switzerland

Thank you for a fantastic stay here at Periyar River Lodge! We had a very good time at this peaceful place – it is indeed a small paradise. Thanks so much for the excellent service, the delicious kerala style food and taking care of us in such a perfect manner. Thanks also for arranging the exciting bird-watching tour with Giresh, he managed to show us even a couple of Sri Lankan Frogmouth and an Indian Pitta!! Chetopl & Clado, Hamburg, Germany

What a gem of a place Periyar River Lodge is – sadly we are only here for one night. A lot of thought has gone into this place. Where else in the world can you sit at night in the loo with a full moon shining down!! The river trip at 5 in the evening was magical with a stunning sunset. The food was delicious – some of the best we have had in India. Elan & Gary Smith, , Berkshire, U.K.

We spent some golden time here at the Periyar River lodge. Spending some time here helps one to understand why Kerala is called the ‘Gods Own Country’! The place is really amazing, peaceful to help overcome all your worries and help your mind relax. The river flows so silently with a cool breeze coming your way! Overall it was a great experience. Especially the boat ride was too good! And what to say about the food – to feel it, you gotta try it! We hope to come again very soon to spend some more time here. Good care was taken by everybody here f all the necessities. Rishikesh & Neeru, Mumbai